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Take Over Acquisition Completed

In another exciting move for the Australian Events Industry, the Select Events Group Pty Ltd has acquired full ownership of the well established Patti’s Hire and its business subsidiaries. This announcement confirms the further evolution of a company that has been on the acquisition path since January 2020 when Patti’s Hire commenced its expansion through the acquisition of the Structure division of Exponet (previously Butlers Hire).

The Select Events Group’s head office will continue to be situated in Sydney, now at their newly established central location in Regents Park. This location has been chosen to accommodate a substantial single stock holding, particularly in light of the significant acquisitions made by the company. These acquisitions include Pages, Austructures, and Expo Direct. Additionally, the company has recently added another entity to its portfolio, the furniture rental company Maybell Hire.

“This is indeed a pivotal moment for our industry,” asserts Darren Wheeler, Director & CEO of The Select Events Group. “We have evolved into a major contractor capable of supporting various facets of event delivery. With our depth of resources and wealth of experience, we are forging ahead, charting our own course for the future.”

The Group is pleased to announce its expansion into Melbourne, marking a significant milestone in its growth trajectory. With a local stock holding in both the Event and Exhibition sectors, the addition of Frontline Exhibitions to our portfolio further solidifies our presence in this dynamic market. We are excited about the opportunities this expansion presents and look forward to serving our clients in Melbourne with the same level of excellence and commitment that defines The Select Events Group.

The expansion of The Select Events Group into regional locations underscores our commitment to supporting growth in the Regional Events sector. By establishing a local presence, we aim to make a diverse range of stock more accessible in these areas, thereby fostering the development of regional events. Building on our acquisition of JD Events in Bathurst in 2021, we are pleased to announce our latest addition, A1 Hire in Tamworth, which further strengthens our footprint in regional markets. This strategic move allows us to better serve the unique needs of regional event organisers while maintaining our dedication to delivering high-quality services and resources.

“We recognise the presence of great visionaries in regional locations for Events,” affirms Darren. “Our investment in these areas demonstrates our commitment to being part of their plans and supporting their broader possibilities. By partnering with these visionaries, we aim to contribute to the growth and success of regional events while enriching the communities we serve.”

With an additional office now located in Brisbane, the Select Events Group now has a substantial footprint across the East Coast of Australia.

Under our new banner, we are thrilled to introduce the following divisions:

1. Select Events Australia: Specialising in supplying event furniture, fit-out services, and significant volumes of temporary structures. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions for events of all scales, ensuring seamless execution and unforgettable experiences.

2. Select Exhibitions Australia: Offering exhibition fit-outs, furniture, and custom stand solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of exhibitors. Our team is committed to delivering standout exhibition experiences that captivate audiences and elevate brands.

3. Select Productions: Providing cutting-edge sound and audio-visual (AV) solutions for events of any size. From crisp audio delivery to stunning visual displays, Select Productions is your trusted partner for flawless event production.

With these specialised divisions under our new banner, The Select Events Group is poised to deliver unparalleled expertise and support across the event industry. We are committed to catering to the diverse needs of our clients with excellence and innovation, ensuring memorable and successful events every time.

Combined, The Select Events Group now stands as a well-resourced, industry-competitive alternative with the operational capacity to service a broad range of market segments.

“The new company and branding mark the end of a long era in the industry. It is also a significant milestone of a ‘coming together’ and now sets a unified approach of who we are to now move forward with a fresh new vision,” confirms Darren.

With this unified approach and fresh vision, The Select Events Group is poised to lead the way in delivering exceptional event solutions, driving innovation, and exceeding client expectations in the ever-evolving landscape of the industry.

For More information please contact Darren Wheeler on 0408 824 466 or email

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