Today The Concerto Group is made up of a multitude of separate divisions, enabling it to cater for any event brief - but it wasn’t always that way. The group started with the merger of three businesses; Business Pursuits, Ultimate Experience and Richard Groves Catering in 2000, and was joined by many more companies along the way.

With the acquisition of event companies such as Fullcircle, MASK, LOLA and Crazy Cow Events as well as the launch of Venueseeker and venues such as Plaisterers’ Hall, OXO2, The Conservatory at Painshill Park and The Garden Room at Syon Park, Concerto’s reach expanded far beyond event management and catering - to production, venues, staffing, entertainment, venue finding and much more.

To date Concerto has catered for over 1 million people - and counting!

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    2017

    Adam Elliott appointed CEO

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    2016

    Sold Concerto Live

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    2016

    Sam Gill appointed CEO

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    2015

    Sold Crazy Cow

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    2015

    Create launch new venue within Leadenhall Building

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    2015

    New Chairman appointed

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    2014

    New Contract with Plaisterers’ Hall

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    2014

    Royal Liver Building opened

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    2013

    JD Parties is acquired and rebranded as JD Concerto

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    2013

    Concerto Group is rebranded

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    2013

    Appointment of new CEO Teresa-Anne Dunleavy

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    2013

    Sold Delfina to Camm & Hooper Ltd

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    2012

    New 10 year deal secured for OXO2

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    2012

    Started Venueseeker

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    2011

    First year of events at The Pavilion at the Tower of London

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    2011

    Acquired major stake in Crazy Cow Events

  • 2010

    OXO2 opens in OXO Tower

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    2010

    Secured lease for events at The Garden Room in Syon Park

  • 2010

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    2009

    Acquired major stake in LOLA Staffing

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    2009

    Business Pursuits rebrands as Eventwise

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    2008

    Took over events at Plaisterers' Hall

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    2008

    Acquired MASK

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    2007

    Secured lease for events at Painshill Park

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    2006

    Acquired Delfina

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    2005/6

    Acquired Eventwise

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    2005

    Acquired major stake in Fullcircle

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    2004

    First year of Summer and Christmas events at Old Billingsgate

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    2004

    Acquired Touch of Taste

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    2003

    Concerto Live developed

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    2002

    Richard Groves Catering rebrands to Create

  • 2000

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    2000

    Merger of Business Pursuits, Ultimate Experience & Richard Groves Catering confirmed

  • 1999

    Founders of Ultimate Experience and Business Pursuits (Mike Kershaw and Sam Gill) meet in Cyprus & discuss merger of businesses

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    1989

    Ultimate Experience founded

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    1986

    Richard Groves Catering founded

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    1986

    Business Pursuits founded