GES announces acquisition of Blitz Communications

Acquisition part of drive to offer clients end-to-end event services
The GES/Blitz team.
The GES/Blitz team.

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Global Experience Specialists (GES) recently announced the acquisition of the international AV specialist, Blitz Communications, in a move that expands GES' range of services and supports its intent to become a full-service supplier to the live events, exhibitions and conference and congress markets.

Executive chairman, GES (EMEA), Nick Marshall said: “The Blitz acquisition will enable us to extend the range of services we provide and offer creative AV services to our exhibition client base. The acquisition demonstrates our commitment to invest in the business and further strengthen our position as a leading supplier of services to the exhibitions industry.”

Blitz has offices in London and Manchester and is the in-house AV service provider at five major UK conference and exhibition venues – ExCeL London, Earls Court, Olympia, Manchester Central and the NEC, where Blitz recently was appointed as the in-house technical event staging partner.

Blitz is well-versed in the delivery of creative AV services, including specialist divisions that will add value to GES' offerings: digital media, lighting, theatre, set and stage, graphics, audio and video.

Paul Hutton, managing director of Blitz Communications, said: “Blitz has grown and developed since its formation in 1989 and during that time we have had a close working relationship with GES. Both companies share a similar business culture. We are thrilled to be part of GES’ dynamic and customer-focused organisation and we are looking forward to growing the overall business through the new opportunities the acquisition presents.”

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