Hawthorn completes acquisition of fellow live event supplier Anagram
Paul Milligan, March 7, 2013
UK supplier of technical and event services, Hawthorn, has completed the purchase of Anagram, another supplier to the event, conference and exhibition industries.
Currently employing more than 100 full-time members of staff, working across all industry sectors, Hawthorn has an annual turnover of £9 million, whilst the Anagram team stands at 15 and turns over £3 million per annum.
Anagram will now dry hire equipment from their base in Cambridge, adding to Hawthorn’s existing bases in both the Midlands and London.
Hawthorn’s managing director, Martin Hawthorn, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for everyone within the group, allowing us all to open new doors, pool resources and develop existing relationships. There are many synergies between the two companies, bringing them together under one umbrella increases our knowledge, expertise and product range, with a larger team covering more of the UK.”
Anagram will continue to trade under that name, with Pete Harding and Neil McGann, Anagram’s founding directors, continuing to run the company from Cambridge.
Hawthorn, will be extending their stock range to the Anagram team. Recent investment in equipment includes the purchase of Christie Spyder Vista X20 VT Controller, Christie J series 20k projectors, Clay Paky Alpha 700 series and Sharpies, taking the two companies’ combined inventory to in excess of £12 million.