Entertainment Technology Partners, the parent company to a collection of brands in the events and entertainment industry, is launching a European division.

Based out of the United Kingdom, ETP Europe will provide support throughout Europe to bring AV solutions to clients.

Industry veteran Paul Hutton will be joining as president of European Operations.

Hutton is recognised as one of the top 100 influential people in the UK event technology sector and has spent the past three decades creating and spearheading Blitz, a successful AV staging company in Europe.

“We couldn’t be more excited about expanding ETP’s operations to Europe, especially with Paul coming on board to help lead the way,” said Les Goldberg, chairman and CEO of ETP. “We have been looking at a number of opportunities in Europe and expect to have more announcements of new brands joining ETP in the very near future.”

Entertainment Technology Partners was created in 2014 with the idea of like-minded owners joining together to continue to operate independently and grow their services, while using ETP’s shared-support services such as accounting, HR, IT and purchasing.

“There are opportunities and space for high quality AV specialists in the European events market, so the timing couldn’t be better for ETP to expand.” stated Hutton. “I’m really looking forward to building on ETP’s success in the U.S and I know existing clients with international projects will jump at the chance to further our relationship.”