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Star Events sells to David Walley

"One of the great names of the UK events industry" is under new ownership, joining Mobile Promotions and BluePeg in the David Walley stable

By IQ on 22 Jul 2019

David Walley (left) with Star Events’ Roger Barrett

David Walley (left) with Star Events’ Roger Barrett

Star Events, one of the UK’s best-known suppliers of stages, support structures, rigging and design services, has been acquired by David Walley, CEO of corporate event organiser Mobile Promotions.

Walley also owns brand partnership agency BluePeg and staffing firm Beautiful Minds, and was previously CEO of event infrastructure supplier Arena Group and marketing agency the Freeman Company.

“Star is one of the great names of the UK events industry,” he comments. “They have an inspiring legacy and are both trusted and innovative. We are looking forward to integrating them into the business and adding value to all of our clients.”

“The whole Star team is excited about this move”

Star Events has been supplying equipment and services to the events industry for 40 years. The company, based in Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, has designed and delivered stages, structures, seating and rigging for high-profile events including British Summer Time Hyde Park, Download festival, shows by Adele and the Spice Girls, the Royal Windsor Horse Show and the UK visit of Pope Benedict XVI.

Star Events director Roger Barrett says: “I’ve known and worked alongside David on some major projects for more than 20 years. The whole Star team is excited about this move, which will significantly increase the services we can offer to our clients”.

The ILMC Production Meeting (IPM) will once again welcome all major players in the international production sector to London next March. Click here to read a full report from IPM 12, held on 5 March 2019.


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