A DAVENTRY agency has opened up a new London office after signing a two-year event management contract with an organisation in the capital.
Periscope Live, based at Moot Hall on Market Square in the town centre, has formed a strategic partnership with HSSMI (High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute), which is renowned for its innovative work in the manufacturing sector.
The agency, which is part of The Neale Agency Group, will deliver HSSMI events across the UK and become a strategic member of the Institute.
As a result of the alliance, Periscope Live has opened a London office at the Institute's Stratford headquarters on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, joining the London Hub of the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) and the Digital Engineering and Test Centre on the Here East campus.
Philip Styles, business development director for Periscope Live, said: "Being a Midlands-based agency, opening up an additional office in London is a fantastic opportunity. The location and facilities on offer at Here East are superb, and being close to innovation and technology focused organisations like HSSMI, DETC and APC fits exactly with our sector focus and our plans for growth."
Echoing HSSMI's manufacturing sector experience, Periscope Live has worked with clients including Innovate UK, Cenex, The Proving Factory, Productiv and Millbrook. This is in addition to manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Triumph Motorcycles and Allison Transmission.
Philip continued: "Periscope and HSSMI are a natural fit, and we're confident that this strategic partnership will be beneficial to us both. We have real depth and breadth of experience in running events for the manufacturing industry and we continue to grow in the sector, so we know we have the expertise and skills to create industry-leading events for HSSMI. We can't wait to get started."
Dr. Leslie Lee, executive director of HSSMI, added: "We are delighted by this announcement, which represents a significant milestone in the delivery of our mission to deploy innovative new technologies, tools and methods to support the UK manufacturing sector. Our strategic partnership with Periscope Live will allow us both to reach a bigger audience, as well as demonstrating our regional strength in the West Midlands and Scotland.
"Here East's unrivalled infrastructure and iconic location in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park makes it the perfect place for HSSMI and Periscope Live to achieve our shared ambition."