UK-headquartered event management agency Ashfield Meetings & Events has expanded its US footprint and opened a new office on the west coast of the US in San Bruno, California. This supplements the existing office locations in Ivyland, Pennsylvania and Indianapolis, Indiana.
“The expansion to San Bruno is a natural move for us,” said Gavin Houston, CEO of Americas at Ashfield. “We have an existing, and growing, client base in the region which includes start-up biotech companies as well as more established pharmaceutical companies. We deliver over 50 meetings and events annually in the region so have extensive local knowledge. We are also regularly on-site in cities such as San Francisco or San Diego supporting our clients’ congress activities.
“The expansion beyond our US headquarters in the Northeast and our Midwest location will mean we now have staff in three of the major healthcare hubs in the US. This will allow us to continue to efficiently support the evolving requirements of our domestic clients, in addition to maintaining our strong international service offering.”
The expansion will see the local Ashfield Meetings & Events team work alongside colleagues from affiliate company Ashfield Healthcare Communications, who are already established in the region. These two business areas, as well as Ashfield Insight & Performance, work collaboratively across healthcare professional (HCP) attended events to deliver insight-led, personalised experiences.
The US expansion follows the recent move into a new global headquarters in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire in 2014.
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