The parent company of Worcester-based luxury travel agency ArrangeMY escape has expanded its business travel arm with the acquisition of event management company Ellis Salsby for an undisclosed fee.
Travel management company ArrangeMY, which was established in 1990 by Simon Scott and remains family-owned under managing director Nick Scott, said the acquisition would “further strengthen its full range of services to business travel and venue sourcing clients”.
The Ellis Salsby team will continue their roles under the new ownership, with managing director Ellis Salsby appointed as non-executive director and Angela Salsby, former operations director, taking on a consultancy role.
The combined business will employ more than 55 people at ArrangeMY’s head office in Worcester.
Salsby: “After 32 years I have made the decision to hand over the reins of the business to arrangeMY. Having known Nick for many years, and his father Simon, I believe the two businesses will be a great fit with benefits to both the clients and the staff.
“The acquisition provides our staff with the opportunity to grow in a well-structured, sustainable business. It also gives me the opportunity to fulfil a role within the business whilst managing a retirement exit.
“They are both family run businesses and have the same ethos in terms of client satisfaction being at the heart of what we do.”
Nick Scott added: “As no stranger to growing by acquisition, we see this merger as an opportunity to bolster our offering, especially in event management and training logistics.
“We are well aware of the amazing reputation that Ellis, Angela and the team have in the industry and are excited at the prospect of them joining our team here at arrangeMY to continue the great work they do.”