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Started in the 1970s to provide trucking services for touring rock’n’roll bands, this company now offers staging, temporary structures and project management services for live events across the music, sports and hospitality sectors. Its projects overseas have ranged from a Victoria’s Secret fashion show to the MTV Europe Music Awards, and it has worked on some of the world’s largest sporting events, including the Olympic Games in Rio, Sochi and Sydney. Jeff Burke, 58, and Olly Watts, 57, who led a management buyout in 2012, steered international sales to £9.7m last year, helped by a £30m contract to build a velodrome in Jakarta for the 2018 Asian Games.

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Company details
CompanyES Global
ActivityEvent management services
LocationEast London
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa56.48%
International sales £000s*9,680
Total sales £000s*12,100

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