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Upper Street Events

December 2014
UK, < £100m

Liberty is pleased to announce that it has successfully supported Living Bridge in completing an investment in the management buyout of Upper Street Events Limited.

Based in Islington, London, Upper Street Events is a leading B2C events business, owning a portfolio of market leading shows including The Gadget Show Live, The Cycle Show, London Art Fair and Country Living Fairs.

The business was set up in 1987 as a division of the Business Design Centre, until it became independent in 2009. Upper Street’s 17 events cater for nearly 400,000 visitors and work with some 3,500 exhibitors at venues including Alexandra Palace, The Business Design Centre, Olympia, The NEC, Harrogate International Centre, The RDS Dublin and the SECC Glasgow.

The investment by Living Bridge will support Paul Byrom (Managing Director), Isobel Dennis, Dan Holmes and the Upper Street Events team in continuing to develop existing and new concepts, deliver creative and relevant content that engages audiences, exhibitors and brands.