Parallel Blue appoints new managing director

Live communications and events agency Parallel Blue has promoted Paul Martin to managing director, replacing John Denton, who will step down after 26 years.

John Denton will leave Parallel Blue after 26 years
John Denton will leave Parallel Blue after 26 years

As Denton begins his retirement, Martin will take over as managing director with immediate effect and will be responsible for the company’s ongoing growth strategy. 

Martin was previously in the role of business development director at the agency and has more than 15 years' experience in the events business both within the corporate sector and on the agency side. He has been with Parallel Blue for the past three and a half years.

Denton formed the company, originally called Compass Event Management, in 1991. Denton said: "While it is a very sad day for me to leave the company, I can look back with incredible pleasure on the fantastic times I, my colleagues and of course our clients have had. The moment is right for me to depart and spend more time doing the things I love. I leave with Parallel Blue having a bright future ahead of it and I wish everyone all the very best."

Paul Martin said: "We are very sorry to see John go; his customer-centric approach, combined with his experience and expertise. He leaves us with a strong client base and an ever-expanding pipeline of new business opportunities. While John is formally stepping down, he intends to continue to act in a consulting capacity so we will no doubt continue to see him on a regular basis. We wish him a long and happy retirement."

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