UK: Arena Events Group has expanded its product portfolio in the UK with the acquisition of Events Solution. The company’s equipment range covers pedestrian, front of stage and Metropolitan Police barriers, gantries and fencing. This product offer closely complements Arena’s Mass Participation division and has synergies with its structures, seating and scaffolding capabilities.
Arena UK & Europe CEO, Grahame Muir, said: “Our business strategy is to provide a comprehensive suite of services to event organisers. Events Solution is a very well run and invested business and one we believe has significant growth opportunities. Having a new northern base works strategically very well and we aim to replicate this at our Cambridgeshire hub next year.
“Building on this years’ recent acquisition of furniture specialist hire companies, GLD and portable refrigeration supplier Ice House Rentals, the addition of Events Solution adds yet another in-house capability to Arena Events Group. This diversification adds expertise, extending our offering to existing clients as well as attracting new clients to Arena’s services. As a leader in the events market, we hope this acquisition will further solidify our position as the business that can provide the highest quality turnkey service to those who choose to use us.”
Events Solution MD, James Wood, added: “Since being established in 2010, Events Solution has established a phenomenal array of clients ranging from film premieres in Leicester Square to mass participation events to national music tours and festivals. Joining the Arena Group will give us the resources and extended client network to continue growing our client portfolio in line with our ambitions. Myself and the team are very excited about a strong future as part of Arena.”