Universal WorldEvents management line-up launched

New merged entity
Universal WorldEvents has revealed
its full management

UniversalProcon and
WorldEvents officially became Universal WorldEvents
on 2 March, in a merger
set to create a powerful force in the healthcare event marketplace. The company
claims it works with nine out of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies.

The full management
team is Graham McIntosh – Managing Director; Denise Abbott – UK
Country Director; Gary Dickinson – CEO
Americas; Adam Gordon – VP
Business Development, The
Americas; Mark Saxby – Sales and
Marketing Director; Andy Tattersall –
Operations Support Director; Jeremy Wilson –
Finance Director and Andrew Winterburn – Director Europe.

Martin Parry, formerly
CEO of WorldEvents, is also on the board with strategic project
responsibilities, at a United Drug Divisional level, reporting into SMMS
Managing Director, Chris Corbin. 

MD Graham McIntosh,
said: ‘We have an excellent team in place that is geared up to take the business
forward to the benefit of our clients and staff

The two companies
teamed up mid-way through 2010 to contend for a major global healthcare
opportunity which they then won. As a result of this win and a number of others
since the merger was announced the company has created 20 new

The company will
operate in the UK with its
global head office in Ashby de la Zouch as well as offices in Cleckheaton, and
London. The
UniversalProcon staff located at Yeadon will move to Cleckheaton and in the
US the WorldEvents staff based at
Lambertville will move to Ivyland. In both cases the move is in the region of
12-15 miles.

The company also
revealed new branding and launched a new website.
Sales and Marketing
Director, Mark Saxby, said, “The branding was implemented so that staff across
12 offices in the UK, US, mainland Europe and Asia came into work in the morning
to be greeted by new signage, posters, screen savers and other branded
materials. We have been running a teaser campaign in the run up to this to build
up anticipation for the launch.”

Universal WorldEvents
will have 250 employees located in offices in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, US, Hong Kong and Singapore. Saxby says the objective
will be to expand the global footprint further. Last year the company managed
1,100 meetings,
exhibitions and events in over 50

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Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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