Contemporary Event Structures (CES), the specialist provider of event management services and temporary event spaces, has announced it will open new offices in Spain in the next few months.

The company, which is based on Hayward Industrial Park and works with clients including Bentley, Lamborghini and the BBC, will open its new branch in Barcelona.

The move builds on CES’ existing relationship with prominent European trade fair institution, Fira Barcelona, and in particular with the organisation’s expansive and modern events venue in the city, Gran Via.

CES’ Spanish brand, Carpas Hinchables – literally ‘inflatable tents’ in Spanish – is already operational.

Gavin Miller, CES’ director, commented: “There’s a real buzz around the event industry in Spain and the sector is expanding, so it’s an ideal platform for us to fully launch our services on the continent and grow our business. With our strong existing links in Barcelona, it makes perfect sense to take that a step further and make the city our European base.

“This is ultimately our first move towards developing our global reach, as we have plans to open more international offices later this year.”