Global Venue Services (GVS) is an advisory, investment and services business for the sports, leisure, media and entertainment sectors founded by Simon Bazalgette and Paul Fisher, who successfully led the growth and transformation over the last decade of the company behind many of the UK’s leading events, as Chairman and Chief Executive respectively of Jockey Club Racecourses.

GVS offers strategic advisory, investment, interim management and a range of business services to sports, leisure, media and entertainment investors and business owners, venue owners and event promoters, delivered by a strong, credible and experienced team.

The GVS team is able to leverage a strong network of industry-leading experts in Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Communications and Content, Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion and Live Music, enabling GVS to be a “one-stop” solution for clients.

On the operational side of the sector, GVS draws upon long-standing relationships with the best-in-class venue service operators across Traffic Management, Cleaning, Ticketing (primary and secondary), Security, Stewarding and Temporary Event Structures to enable clients to enhance their businesses and events.

Paul and I are hugely excited about GVS and we look forward to working with a range of venues and event promoters within the UK and internationally. GVS is unique in offering a full service event management operation under a single banner by bringing together proven specialist operators. Our experience of running multi-venue, multi-service event operations means we have walked in the shoes of our clients and so have designed GVS to add significant value to their efforts to run successful and profitable venues.

Simon Bazalgette

With a combined experience of more than 40 years in the leisure, hospitality and music industries, we know just how challenging it is for venues to operate successfully and profitably in these difficult times. In the course of running 15 busy venues, we developed strong and lasting relationships with many of the top-rated event service operators and are proud to bring a number of them together under GVS to create such a comprehensive offer.

Paul Fisher