Hotel & Catering Show Bournemouth under new ownership


The Hotel & Catering Show in Bournemouth is now under new ownership following a deal completed last week.

Hale Events, based in Axbridge Somerset, have now acquired the exhibition from Surrey-based Evisstar, responsible for the show for the last three years.

The private sale, for an undisclosed sum, will add to Hale Events’ growing trade show portfolio.

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The group already runs ‘The Source’ show, ‘Expowest Cornwall’ and ‘The Food and Drink Trade Show’ at Cheltenham. Hale Events also runs the ‘Giving & Living’ gift and homeware show in Exeter.

The acquisition now allows Evisstar to focus on its core market of luxury travel.

Events and director Richard Joslin said: “We are delighted that Hale has taken on the stewardship of this trade show, which complements their existing portfolio. We have enjoyed our few years running this hotel and catering show, and the time is right for us now to give our full attention to our inVoyage event.”

Mike Anderson, managing director of Hale Events commented: “This acquisition is really exciting and strengthens our ‘stable’ of regional shows in the food, hotel, catering and hospitality industry. The South and West have a fantastic variety of high quality producers and an excellent hotel and catering industry in a buoyant and growing market. We will be working extremely hard to provide buyers and the exhibiting companies, with events that will meet their needs. We will be listening to and engaging with everyone involved, ensuring success for next year and for the future."

The Hotel & Catering Show will be held 8-9 March 2016 at the Bournemouth International Centre.