Simon Thompson 

On track for highly profitable growth

Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

Wimbledon-based Arena Events (ARE:65p), a specialist provider of temporary physical structures, marquees, grandstands and ice rinks to major sporting, outdoor and leisure events, listed its shares on Aim last summer. Led by 58-year old chief executive and 5.67 per cent shareholder Greg Lawless, who has held the role since 2011, Arena has grown by a series of acquisitions in the UK in recent years. This has enabled the business to add scale and secure major contracts including one with the US PGA.

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