Gallowglass Group launches Middle East division

Gallowglass Group has opened an office in Doha, Qatar, to take advantage of growing business opportunities in the Middle East.

Perron previously worked at GL-Events and for Cirque du Soleil
Perron previously worked at GL-Events and for Cirque du Soleil

Last year, the crewing company supported the World Innovation Summit for Education, the largest event to be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) in 2013. 

In December the group’s events industry training company, Gallowglass Training, was contracted to put 75 QNCC operations staff through the Safety Pass Alliance (SPA) course.

Gallowglass Middle East will be headed up by general manager François Perron, previously deputy operations director with GL-Events for the 2012 London Olympics, and prior to that, general manager with Cirque du Soleil for more than 20 years.

Perron said: "We’re delighted to be finally opening our doors in Doha. The Gallowglass Group’s UK head office has been establishing commercial links in the Middle East for some time now, and had already delivered one major project in Qatar last year."  

Nick Grecian, Gallowglass Group managing director, added it made obvious commercial sense to open a permanent office in Qatar to capitalise on the business opportunities ahead.

Gallowglass Middle East is the first office to be established outside of Europe by the events services group, which currently has 14 other bases across England, Scotland, Spain, France and Monaco.

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