Business deals, acquisitions and investigations

After a relaxing Easter break, the events industry has spent this week shouting about all types of exciting news. For starters, Live Nation is under investigation for its takeover bid of the Isle of Wight...

Fred Whitton Challenge partners with Human Race

The Steering Group of the Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge, the 112-mile cycle ride in the Lake District, has placed its Challenge event in the hands of the mass event organiser, Human Race. Approximately...

John Denton steps down at Parallel Blue

John Denton, the managing director of the live communication and events agency, Parallel Blue, has decided to step down from the role for 26 years. Paul Martin, currently business development director, will...

Thorns Group awarded safety accreditation

Thorns Group, the nationwide events and exhibitions contractor, has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving health and safety in the workplace. Alcumus SafeContractor is a...

GL events to deliver The Open until 2020

GL events has extended a partnership with The R and A that will see the business deliver seating at The Open for the next four years. The partnership will see GL events construct grandstands at The 146th...

HorrorConUK to return to South Yorkshire

A horror convention will feature a selection of illustrious names from the horror genre when it returns to South Yorkshire next month. HorrorConUK 2017, which attracted more than 3,000 people last year, will...

Site Equip wins Event Industry Product of the Year award

Site Equip, the welfare and sanitation supplier, has won the prestigious award of Event Industry Product of the Year at the HAE EHA Hire Awards of Excellence for the Shabby Chic Toilet Trailer. The HAE EHA...

Live Nation takeover bid under investigation

An investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is being launched to examine the completed acquisition of LN-Gaiety Holding (Live Nation) of Isle of Wight Festival. The CMA has published its...

Winners of the Hire Awards of Excellence announced

The winners of the Hire Awards of Excellence were announced on Saturday night (April 22, 2017) at an awards ceremony held within the Ballroom of the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane. Organised by...