Simon Bazalgette was Chairman of the largest UK racecourse operator for 11 years, and Group Chief Executive of its owner, The Jockey Club. Prior to this he spent four years as the founding Executive Chairman for Racecourse Media Group, the start-up venture created to manage the media rights of more than 30 racecourse businesses and now generates more than £100m per annum. He was previously Chief Executive of Music Choice Europe, the first digital broadcaster in Europe, which was jointly owned by three major music groups and BSkyB. Bazalgette is an independent Non Executive Director of the EFL and was the Senior Independent Director of the successful London 2017 World Athletics and Para-Athletics Championships.

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