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Upper Street Events

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Consumer-focused events company

Upper Street Events is a leading events business, owning a portfolio of market leading shows including The Gadget Show Live, The Cycle Show, London Art Fair and Country Living Fairs.

Upper Street’s events cater for nearly 400,000 visitors and it works with some 3,500 exhibitors at venues like Alexandra Palace, The Business Design Centre, Olympia, The NEC, Harrogate International Centre, The RDS Dublin and the SECC Glasgow.

Our investment in 2014 supported a management buyout and continues to support the Upper Street Events team as they develop existing and new concepts and deliver creative and relevant content that engages audiences, exhibitors and brands. In 2016 the business acquired Escape Events, allowing it to launch new shows and expand its delivery of premium events. 


“I’m delighted to have been able to find such a good cultural match with our new investors and am excited by the scale of events we can now develop with Livingbridge.”

Paul Byrom, Upper Street Events




Upper Street Events set up as a division of the Business Design Centre Ltd


Upper Street Events goes independent


Livingbridge invest, enabling a management buyout 


Chairman from Livingbridge network appointed


COO /CFO appointed to the executive team to support growth and potential acquisition strategy

Acquisition of Escape Events 


Julie Harris appointed as CEO