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Truck and Track Summer 2023 50 PALLET NETWORKS Eventor, part of Culina Group, has reached an agreement to take over Stardes. The terms of the agreement, including consideration, have not been disclosed. Eventor has significantly strengthened its position in the event logistics sector with this acquisition which will further enhance Eventor’s capabilities and enable the business to provide an even more comprehensive service to its clients. Stardes is a major player in the event logistics arena and have a strong track record of delivering seamless event solutions with a focus on reliability, efficiency and quality. Stardes will benefit from ultimately joining the Culina Group family which will provide investment and job retention whilst bringing an entrepreneurial spirit. “The acquisition of Stardes by Eventor marks an exciting development for both businesses which are highly complementary in terms of their operations, reputation and values. The synergies resulting from this acquisition are poised to be mutually advantageous for personnel and clients alike. With shared values and a commitment to excellence, the combined strengths of these two highly regarded companies will drive significant growth and innovation in the event logistics space”, said David Simpson, Director at Eventor. Until very recently, Eventor was known as Stobart Special Operations. As part of a major expansion of its specialist services and event support business, it was felt that it was the right time for a rebrand. A clear business plan has been established involving both expansion across carefully defined sectors and acquisitions of key targeted specialist operations. Eventor is an all-encompassing and market leading specialist services operator providing bespoke support services to the motorsport, events and nuclear industries. Eventor is headed up by David Simpson. David has a proven track record with over 20 years of experience and expertise in the sector including ten years within Stobart running the Special Operations division. “I am really excited to take Eventor forward. The event and specialist services sector has matured significantly over recent years. Attention to detail, high quality performance and consistency are absolutely paramount in a high-profile sector that does not accept failure.” said David. “Now every proposition needs to match each individual client’s specifications exactly. This is where, at Eventor, we show our competitive edge. Our event specialist services are second to none.” Current projects are focused on the motorsport sector, including Formula 1, where Stobart Special Operations, now Eventor, has been a leading and highly respected operator for many years. Services provided to the motorsport industry include transport, set-up, specialist on-site support, event break down, winter works, winter storage, technical maintenance and onward shipment to name but a few. The Eventor offering is quite literally limitless. Eventor also has a significant existing foothold in the nuclear sector with over 240 staff supporting nuclear functions around the UK. Going forward, key target sectors are to be actively developed, most particularly the high profile and highly specialist Stadium Tour sector and support services to the music industry in general. Other areas within events such as exhibitions, roadshows and one-off shows will also be grown over the coming months. Eventor Acquires Leading Event Logistics Specialist Stardes