Eventist Group acquires Corporate Events International

Third acquisition in two years for expanding event specialist headquartered in Surrey.

An event produced by the Eventist Group
An event produced by the Eventist Group

The Eventist Group has expanded its business with the acquisition of Fareham-based Corporate Events International. 

It is the Eventist Group’s third acquisition in two years, after Zafferno and Walled Garden Syon.

Corporate Events International (CEI) is an events and production house working on corporate, private and community events. 

Tim Stevens, managing director of Eventist Group, said: "We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to bring CEI on board, a highly respected company with a fantastic and creative team of experts in their field. 

"This is also a great opportunity for Eventist to further its offerings through incorporating new and exciting creative channels, which complement our existing brand portfolio."

Eventist Group will revert CEI back to its former name, The Corporate Festival Company but the business will continue to operate as an independent entity. There are no plans for any mergers within the Eventist Group’s existing brands.

Sarah-Jane Williams will continue to lead The Corporate Festival Company as CEO, with the company retaining its Fareham premises and the same team of experts.

Williams said: "The team are delighted by the new union and know how much the Group appreciates our passion, creativity and ‘dare to be different’ approach. 

"The union compliments our combined brands beautifully, allowing scope to further grow the business and enhance our offerings to existing partners and clients. 

"Above all, we are appreciative of the retention of our exceptional team who are an integral part of our brand, identity and reputation."


For more features and breaking news, sign up to C&IT Magazine's daily News Tracker.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
Why venue choice is crucial for a creative event

Why venue choice is crucial for a creative event

Cultural locations can give a conference an extra infusion of creativity says Southbank Centre's Ali Gannagé-Stewart.

Typhoon in Tokyo: An event planner's experience

Typhoon in Tokyo: An event planner's experience

The arrival of Typhoon Hagibis after a week-long event in Japan required serious crisis planning by TAG's UK director of events.

Freeman appoints new executive producer

Freeman appoints new executive producer

The brand experience agency continues to expand its EMEA production team in London.

What's new at IBTM World 2019

What's new at IBTM World 2019

David Thompson, event director for IBTM World, talks about what's being planned this year in Barcelona.

Experience12 hires new account manager

Experience12 hires new account manager

Holly Carters joins from MediaCom where she worked with clients including Coca-Cola and Peugeot.

My Dream Event: no phones, Disney raps and Not Giving a F*ck

My Dream Event: no phones, Disney raps and Not Giving a F*ck

Hannah Spurdle, account manager at GOTO Events, would have her guests celebrating until the early hours.

What made Belfast the Best Events Destination of 2019?

What made Belfast the Best Events Destination of 2019?

Visit Belfast took home a C&IT Award in a year full of accolades, development and economic growth.

ICC Sydney: More Than a Venue

BCD M&E acquires L37 Creative

BCD M&E acquires L37 Creative

Acquisition of Chicago-based event production agency will strengthen BCD M&E's US capabilities.

England Rugby's head coach reveals how long meetings should actually be

England Rugby's head coach reveals how long meetings should actually be

Eddie Jones explains why shorter meetings with clear messages are a winning formula in sport and business.

LATEST JOBS