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Nineteen Group acquires Broden Media Limited

13 August 2019

Parent company of CDA publisher Western Business Publishing, Nineteen Group has announced the acquisition of BrodenMedia Limited, organiser of The Emergency Services Show and publisher of Emergency Services Times magazine.

Following the purchase of Western Business Exhibitions and investment from Phoenix Equity Partners last year, the acquisition of Broden Media Limited adds another major event at the NEC in Birmingham to the Nineteen Group portfolio, as well as another leading publication.

The Emergency Services Show is an annual two-day event bringing together all disciplines from the emergency services sector to discover innovative technologies and operational solutions, share their experiences and unite in their collaborative approach to public safety. This year it takes place on 18th-19th September

The exhibition is in its 14th year and features over 450 exhibiting companies including leading names in vehicles and fleet, communications, technology, medical and fire-fighting equipment, search and rescue, extrication, water rescue, first response, protective clothing and uniforms, public safety, vehicle equipment, training, community safety and station facilities. Last year it attracted a record 8300 visitors.

The acquisition will keep both David Holden and David Brown, Broden Media Limited’s Joint Managing Directors, at the helm and they both remain as shareholders of the company. The wealth of experience of the Broden Media team, combined with the resources available through the Nineteen Group, will help the event to grow even further and continue to provide an improved experience for all who attend as exhibitors, visitors or partners.