John Wickens, formerly chief executive of ESC Events, will take on the new title of managing director. Karl Newell, previously managing director of Headstart, will take on the new role of sales director. Both companies will operate out of ESC’s Surrey headquarters.
Wickens said: "Our success has been honed by years of planning and managing events and creating unforgettable experiences, as it has been for Karl and Headstart. This is a tremendous opportunity for us and for our clients – our partnership will expand our reach and means we are able to supply our clients with a greater range of services and expertise, all in-house."
Karl Newell, sales director of ESC Events, added: "Our philosophy at is to continuously deliver exceptionally high-quality events for the corporate sector and in ESC, we have found a likeminded company that shares that vision. We have worked together on different projects for more than 15 years, and now seemed the right time to pool our resources, experience and expertise. It’s a move that will boost us and, more importantly, will benefit our clients."
ESC has delivered events including the Sun Military Awards.