The Mark Allen Group has acquired for an undisclosed sum Heelec Ltd, whose principal asset is EMEX, a B2B net zero and energy management expo. Moving forward, EMEX will sit within MA Exhibitions, one of the seven operating companies in the group, run by managing director Tim Willoughby.
Heelec, an acronym for Home for Energy Efficiency and Low Energy Companies, was set up in 2013 by events professional Jason Franks and Lord Rupert Redesdale and has to date staged seven EMEX shows. The next event under the Mark Allen brand umbrella will be held from November 23 to 24, 2022 at London's ExCeL.
„It puts our company at the heart of the debate relating to sustainability.“
Lord Redesdale, who will join Mark Allen as a consultant and will remain the face of the exhibition, has been very active in issues concerning the environment, energy and climate change. For eight years until 2008, he was Liberal Democrat spokesman in the House of Lords. He was responsible for setting up the Energy Managers Association to bring together this growing band of professionals devoted to sustainability. Mark Allen said: "This is a superb acquisition for us. It puts our company right at the heart of the central debate relating to sustainability. Rupert was very keen to stay with EMEX and we are delighted he has agreed to do so." www.emexlondon.com/