The US-based company Travel Leaders Group has acquired UK event agency YES (Your Event Solutions).
The addition of YES (located in Halifax) adds to Travel Leaders Group’s growing presence in the MICE marketplace and will provide both companies with greater global reach and meetings expertise.
Sue Gill, founder and CEO of YES, will remain in her current leadership role. YES will retain its brand and no major operating changes are anticipated at the company.
"Bringing YES into the Travel Leaders Group family creates some exciting new prospects for both enterprises," said Travel Leaders Group CEO Ninan Chacko. "Sue and her team at YES are innovative, enthusiastic and place a high priority on personalised service."
YES is an award-winning event agency with experienced teams in London, Yorkshire, Switzerland, France, Eastern Europe, Brazil and the Middle East.
"We are so excited YES has been identified as the perfect partner to expand Travel Leaders Group’s MICE offering," said Gill. "Our team is excited about the opportunity to share expertise and to expand on the YES brand’s reputation in North America and beyond."
Having founded and led the company for the past 18 years, Gill said, "From humble beginnings, we are now part of one of America’s largest travel companies. I’m excited for our future together," Gill said.
Travel Leaders Group’s U.K. portfolio will now include YES, Barrhead Travel, Colletts Travel, Protravel International U.K. and Tzell U.K. and ALTOUR, which are among the U.K.’s leading travel companies.
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