Ashfield Meetings & Events expands US operation

UK-based agency Ashfield Meetings & Events has expanded its US operation with the opening of a California office on the west coast.

Gavin Houston, Ashfield Meetings & Events
Gavin Houston, Ashfield Meetings & Events

Event management company Ashfield, which specialises in the healthcare sector and moved into new global headquarters last year in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, has opened a new office in San Bruno, California.

It already had US offices in Ivyland, Pennsylvania, and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Gavin Houston, CEO Americas, said the expansion to San Bruno was a "natural move" for the company. "We have an existing, and growing, client base in the region which includes start-up biotech companies as well as more established pharmaceutical companies," he said. "We deliver over 50 meetings and events annually in the region so have extensive local knowledge. We are also regularly on-site in cities such as San Francisco or San Diego supporting our clients’ congress activities.

"The expansion beyond our US headquarters in the Northeast and our Midwest location will mean we now have staff in three of the major healthcare hubs in the US. This will allow us to continue to efficiently support the evolving requirements of our domestic clients, in addition to maintaining our strong international service offering."

The expansion will see the local Ashfield Meetings & Events team work alongside colleagues from affiliate company Ashfield Healthcare Communications, which is already established in the region. These two business areas, along with Ashfield Insight & Performance, work collaboratively across healthcare professional events.


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