Universal Live has appointed Marc Allen, former account director at Blitz GES, as a senior project manager.

Allen has more than 13 years’ experience working within the live event industry, and is no stranger to the company. He spent six years as operations and project manager at Universal Live, before moving on to Blitz GES where he was managed the contract at Manchester Central and was a founding member of its exhibition department.

Speaking about his new appointment, Allen said: “Working for Universal Live will give me the opportunity to get back out on the road working with a variety of top class clients across the industry. I am looking forward to working with old friends and colleagues that I previously worked with for many years but I am also looking forwards to working with new ones too. It is a very exciting time to be a part of Universal Live, they are constantly looking to expand and grow their expertise and I am very excited to be able to experience that journey with them.”

Allen will be an integral member of the team, shaping and developing new and existing client relationships, as well as utilising his extraordinary technical knowledge to produce world-class events.

Managing director of Universal Live, Kirsty Waine commented: “I am personally thrilled that Marc has re-joined Universal Live as a senior project manager, after working with him for many years before he moved on to gain further experience working within the live events industry. His skills experience as well as his knowledge of Universal Live makes him the perfect addition to our expert project management team and I especially look forward to seeing him develop and grow as a part of our team.”