etc.venues, the training and events venue specialist, is planning to expand into the United States.  

This follows the formation of a new partnership with US investor Gencom and Benchmark, a global hospitality company. 

The collaboration will spur the global expansion of etc.venues in urban and destination sites in both Europe and the US.

Alastair Stewart, Managing Director of etc.venues, says: “In just 10 years we’ve grown almost five-fold and with the backing of UK private equity funds far exceeded our own expectations.  It’s given us the confidence to now take our venue model to a broader stage. We’ve long been planning expansion into the US and this new partnership with Gencom and Benchmark will now make that happen”.

Meanwhile back home, etc.venues continues to expand in London.

Plans are underway for new locations in the group’s London portfolio. “Our continued mission to create memorable, talking-point corporate events is well and truly alive and flourishing. We remain committed to offering a new style of niche venue positioned between the established hotels and co-working office groups” says Alastair Stewart.