Arena Events Group PLC


Enabling Extraordinary Experiences Across The World

Our distinctive high standard of product and service delivery has become revered and sought after, and is known as the ‘Arena Standard’, resulting in long-standing relationships with some of the most prestigious events in the world.  From the iconic to the intimate, the Arena Standard is never compromised.


We have grown from humble beginnings in the UK to a now global team of 1,224 employees across 18 depots across the globe. Our long history of over 250 years is marked by some key milestones.

  1. Our history dates back to 1761, when Sir Richard Edgington started a company to manufacture and sell tents, flags, ship ropes, and decorations for public events

  2. Fast forward to 2000, under the ownership of Condover, the business becomes the premier temporary seating and structures business in the UK

  3. Greg Lawless and Dermott Divilly buy Arena Structures and Arena Seating to form Arena Group

  4. Growth continues with the company’s first overseas base following a 45 % investment in Harlequin Marquees in Dubai, UAE

  5. We complete the acquisition of the remaining 55% of Harlequin in Dubai

  6. February – MML Partners and Sports Investment Partners (SIP) take a significant stake in the Group, injecting additional equity to feed future growth. This investment provides the Group with the necessary financial resources to deliver over £30 million of products and services for the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games

    June – We provide seating, temporary structures, and furniture for multiple events during the London Summer Olympics

  7. April – We acquire Karl’s Events based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – the Group’s first step in the USA

    May – Soon after, we acquire Malaysia based tenting manufacturer, Asia Tents – the Group’s first permanent base in Asia

  8. August – We acquire 51% of Ironmonger Marquees in Hong Kong – establishing our first depot in Hong Kong 

    2016 – We expand into scaffolding with the acquisition of RIM Scaffolding in the UK – a premier provider of event scaffolding in the UK and Asia

  9. April – We further develop our seating and mass participation capabilities with the acquisition of  Wernick Events

    July – A landmark for the Group, we IPO on AIM on the London Stock Exchange, raising £60 million for future growth and expansion

  10. February – We expand our furniture offering in the UK with the acquisition of GLD Productions Ltd

    April – The Group announces its first Full Year results as a listed company, reporting £109.6 million revenue, and £10.6 million Adjusted EBITDA.

    May – The UK division adds temporary cold rooms to its offering with the acquisition of Ice House Rentals Ltd 

    June – We expand into fencing and barriers with the acquisition of Events Solution Ltd in the UK

    August – The Group raises £20 million through its first share Placing, since its IPO in July 2017, to fund acquisitions

    September – We gain our first base on the US West Coast with the acquisition of California-based event rental company Stuart Rentals 

    October – The Middle East division adds exhibition services to its capabilities with the acquisition of Dubai-based company TGP.

    December – We add temporary bar hire to our ever-expanding list of products & services with the acquisition of Bash Bars in the UK.

  11. January – We announce that we have won a Tokyo Olympics 2020 seating contract and a temporary hospitality structure contract for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Tokyo

    March – We welcome a new UK CEO, Chris Morris, and UK Finance Director, Andrew Lawson, to the team

The Arena Standard
Experience & Expertise

250 years of experience in the events industry. We pride ourselves in our people, the foundation of our success.

Premium Quality & Style

Dedicated to delivering high quality elegant products, and a premium and personal client experience.

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our employees and clients, is paramount.

Innovation & Creativity

Innovative and creative solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations.


We take a tailored approach to each project, providing bespoke solutions that fit the needs of the customer. We are determined to find the best solution to our client’s challenges.

Reliability & Efficiency

Designing and delivering global events on time, every time. Our clients feel safe knowing they can rely on Arena Group, entrusting their live event to our in-house experts.

Fully Integrated Offering

A diverse, extensive product range and integrated service offering around the world.

Value For Money

Putting our customers first, and providing value for money solutions.

Our Vision, Mission & Values

Our Vision is to become the leading, most respected, integrated event solutions business in the world.

Our Mission is to ‘Deliver’ the Arena Standard of event experiences, globally.

We pride ourselves on delivering extraordinary and memorable live event experiences, safely, on time and within budget.

Our Values summarise everything we stand for, in everything we do: integrity, teamwork & excellence.