Founded in 2008 by a team led by chief executive Andy Center, 55, CloserStill produces trade shows for the technology and healthcare sectors. International sales reached £5.5m last year, helped by events such as Cloud Expo Asia, a cloud computing conference in Singapore. In 2015, private-equity firm Inflexion bought a minority stake from investor Phoenix Equity Partners for an undisclosed sum, with existing backer NVM investing a further £5m.
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