About Grandstand Events

Grandstand Group is a full-service event management organisation with vast experience of managing events in both the consumer and corporate markets.

About Us

Over the last 20 years, we have established businesses across the events spectrum to include the management of an exhibition and conference venue with catering and on-site hotel, large scale event organisation in both the sports consumer and agricultural B2B sectors and a B2B global event management agency. We have grown by virtue of the outstanding qualities of the team here at Grandstand. We aim, now and in the future, to continue to improve our service and our offering, to seek out new opportunities and delight our customers and clients.

History

Grandstand was born in 1994 under the name Grandstand Media. Over the last 20 years Grandstand Group has established more businesses across the event spectrum to include:

  • The management of an exhibition, conference and special event venue with catering and on-site hotel
  • Large scale event organisation in both the sports consumer sector and agricultural B2B sector
  • A B2B global event management agency

We have grown by virtue of the outstanding qualities of the team at Grandstand. We aim, now and in the future, to continue to improve our service and our offering, to seek out new opportunities and delight our customers and clients.

Timeline

1994

Grandstand Media is incorporated and manages the sponsorship, advertising and programmes for Wembley in Football and Rugby

1996

Grandstand Media steps in and runs Horse of the Year Show in Wembley, saving the event from bankruptcy

1997

Grandstand Media achieves a licence to run Horse of the Year Show until 2012

2001

Grandstand enters the global b2b event management sector under the brand Zinc Management

2002

Grandstand Media successfully relocates Horse of the Year Show from Wembley to the NEC

2004

Grandstand Event Management launches the British Open Showjumping Championships in Sheffield

2004

Grandstand Media receives a licence extension to run Horse of the Year Show until 2036

2013

Grandstand takes over the running of the event venue at Stoneleigh Park from the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE), under Grandstand Stoneleigh Events re-branding to the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC) Stoneleigh.

2013

At the same time Grandstand Stoneleigh Events achieves the licence to run the prominent agricultural Technical Events: British Pig & Poultry Fair and Grassland & Muck for the RASE.

2015

Grandstand Media wins the 5 year tender from British Showjumping to deliver the British Showjumping National Championships at the NAEC Stoneleigh.