Concerto Group merges with CH&Co Group

The move means a combined turnover of £300 million and a business employing 6,200 people.

Adam Elliott, chief executive of Concerto Group (left) and Bill Toner, Group CEO for CH&Co Group (right).
Adam Elliott, chief executive of Concerto Group (left) and Bill Toner, Group CEO for CH&Co Group (right).

CH&Co Group has announced its merger with the events catering and services company, Concerto Group.

The development increases the group’s turnover to £300m and it will now provide catering at over 750 sites across the UK and Ireland, employing more than 6,200 people.

The move puts the business in a position to offer clients a one-stop shop that meets all event requirements – from venue finding and booking to catering, production and entertainment.

The deal is a positive move for both companies, said CH&Co Group’s CEO, Bill Toner.

"CH&Co Group and Concerto Group are both well-known and respected players achieving great things in the events market so our union is a very positive development," said Toner.

"Both companies bring a great mix of talent, expertise, creativity, resources and assets to the party, and together we create a really attractive proposition in this highly competitive arena. It also gives us an introduction into the hotel sector." 

Concerto Group’s CEO, Adam Elliott, will continue to head up the business and its brands. 

Concerto Group chief executive Adam Elliott said: "For our clients and our teams it’s very much business as usual. As we enter what is perhaps the busiest time of the year for the events industry, our clients will enjoy the great food and service that our reputation is built on." 

For more breaking news and in-depth features, sign up to C&IT's daily News Tracker here.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
Quality counts in Singapore

With its state-of-the-art, flexible spaces, Singapore's Shangri-La Hotel is the luxury venue of choice.

Tee time: Global golfing

Tee time: Global golfing

Some say 'golf is a good walk spoiled', but for these five resorts it couldn't be further from the truth.

10 cities that are championing accessibility for venues and events

10 cities that are championing accessibility for venues and events

Report showcases destinations meeting the needs of delegates with disabilities.

My Dream Event: An immersive sonic experience with Max Richter

My Dream Event: An immersive sonic experience with Max Richter

Paul Boulding, creative director at SET Live would hold a product launch where sound is king at the Saatchi Gallery.

Historic Soho music venue gets £1m restoration

Historic Soho music venue gets £1m restoration

Refurbished venue will open on 28 November as Soho Residence and have capacity for 350 over three floors.

Poor work culture can derail mergers and acquisitions

Poor work culture can derail mergers and acquisitions

Report finds 100% of UK employees would consider leaving a job if it was not a good cultural fit for them after M&A activity.

BA launching London to Charleston route in April

BA launching London to Charleston route in April

Travellers will be able to fly directly from Heathrow to the home of the iconic 1920s dance craze in South Carolina.

5 principles for success in the business of events

5 principles for success in the business of events

CEO of INVNT Scott Cullather spoke at the US Forum and offered agencies advice for staying on top of their game.

'If we have entered the Brexit endgame, the industry needs to understand the ramifications'

'If we have entered the Brexit endgame, the industry needs to understand the ramifications'

It's time to set our sights on the details of the deal, says Rachel Ley, managing director of RLC.

Where are the riskiest places to travel in 2019?

Where are the riskiest places to travel in 2019?

Travel Risk Map reveals the latest medical, road safety and security risk ratings of countries around the world.

LATEST JOBS