AOK Events takes over Cavendish Hospitality & Events

Agency AOK Events has signed a deal to acquire Cavendish Hospitality & Events as part of ambitious growth and product development plans.

Chief executive of AOK Events, Alex Hewitt
Chief executive of AOK Events, Alex Hewitt

The acquisition will create AOK Cavendish, the expanding hospitality arm of AOK Events. AOK Cavendish will make use of AOK Events’ resources, expertise and growth plan alongside Cavendish’s network and industry expertise to create one of the UK’s largest hospitality agencies.

The new arm will sit alongside AOK Events’ two other core services, Bespoke Events and Venue Finding.

Chief executive of AOK Events, Alex Hewitt, said: "2015 has been a terrific year of organic growth for AOK Events, but our acquisition of Cavendish really propels our hospitality business forwards. We will shortly be confirming appointments as rights holder to a number of well-known hospitality events, and having such an experienced team with a wonderful client roster will help us meet ambitious sales targets for 2016." 

Founder of Cavendish, Jim Bignal, added: "I’m very pleased to see that Cavendish will be nurtured by such a fast-growing, energetic young company which will be able to combine our strengths and meet the growing demands of the hospitality marketplace." 

More:

Former Concerto Group chairman Mike Kershaw joins AOK Events

AOK Events expands team with four appointments

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