TFI was founded in 1981 by Peter Franks, who led the agency until he sadly passed away at the beginning of 2016. However, built on the legacy of Peter’s leadership, TFI can look forward to a vibrant future with a management team committed to the values of outstanding customer service and innovation that Peter passionately believed to be fundamental to the business.
The culture of TFI has been built over many years and is one we’re proud and protective of and the vibrant buzz of our office is often commented on by visiting clients and partners. So what goes into the mix?
Well, it starts with our people, who we like to think are the best of the best. We ensure trust, honesty and integrity runs through the agency. We’re creative, we share stories and best practice and we’re always wondering what’s new around the corner. We try to be the best we can be. We’re incredibly hard working, but maintain a fun working environment - although there’s always a healthy debate over the office playlist! We are TFI.
Not only was TFI one of the first agencies in the UK to offer bespoke events for the corporate sector, we were also a founding member of the event industry’s first trade association, the Incentive Travel & Meeting Association (ITMA).
Today the ITMA exists as the Event and Visual Communication Association (EVCOM) where TFI remains an active member, along with other key industry bodies.
TFI is also at the forefront of thought leadership in conference organisation for associations. Our colleague, Caroline Windsor, is past co-chair of the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO), the UK’s leading professional body for Association Conference & Event Organisation. We are also proud to be members of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI). In addition, TFI is one of only two UK agencies accredited by IAPCO, the International Association of Professional Conference Organisers.
PETER FRANKS RISING STAR AWARD
Peter was always passionate about investing in and nurturing young talent and we are delighted that his legacy will be remembered through a new industry award.
The Peter Franks rising star award was presented at the 2016 EVCOM awards and recognises the contribution of an outstanding event professional in the first years of their career.