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Hawthorn sold

L-R: Martin Hawthorn with Mike McIlwain

L-R: MD Martin Hawthorn and Mike Mcllwain, PSAV president and CEO

Live event production specialist Hawthorn has been acquired by PSAV, a provider in the global event technology industry. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSAV, Hawthorn will continue to operate under the Hawthorn brand name. Its MD and senior team will remain in place and continue to execute its growth plans.

PSAV said the acquisition “delivers on its vision to connect and inspire people around the globe with impactful meeting and event experiences”.

Mike Mcllwain, president and CEO for PSAV, commented: “Martin and his team have built a remarkable business, and I’m excited to welcome them all into the PSAV family. I look forward to the opportunity to introduce their customers to the global reach of PSAV.”

Hawthorn is an award-winning creative technical event production company founded  more than 30 years ago by its managing director Martin Hawthorn. The company offers creative design, production, lighting, audio, video, staging, power distribution and rigging services in the UK.

Working with long-term clients, Hawthorn is known for producing events in a wide range of venues that connect technology with creativity. The company also has a strong and growing presence in the theatre and concert touring market within the UK.

“Hawthorn and PSAV have very similar innovative and passionate cultures focused on delivering truly exceptional experiences for our customers,” said Martin Hawthorn. “We are thrilled to be joining forces with the industry leader to be able to offer our clients more services in more places.”