Turnkey event infrastructure provider GL events UK has expanded its portfolio with the launch of a new temporary power distribution business, Flow Power Solutions.

Joining Flow UK as general manager is Mike Whitehouse – a well-known figure in the temporary power market who was recently managing director at Power Logistics.

GL Events said the launch follows the success of its Dubai-based Flow Air & Power Solutions, which has operated in the Middle East market over the last 10 years. This year it was appointed as the official temporary power and HVAC supplier for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Flow was responsible for the design and build of all temporary power, related to broadcast, overlay and non-official sites, as well as the temporary HVAC solutions for the International Broadcast Centre. More than 1,000 silenced generators were deployed in Qatar, with 4,000 distribution boards and more than one million metres of electrical cable.

Whitehouse (pictured) said, “By combining my industry experience with the Flow methodology and approach to design, I believe we have the opportunity to offer events clients here in the UK a consultative service, putting the customer back in control. Add to that some really exciting equipment which will lead the conversation in terms of sustainability and our offer is really compelling.”

GL Events UK CEO Scott Jameson said, “The incorporation of temporary power into our portfolio of product and service offerings here in the UK is the next logical step in offering GL events clients a total event infrastructure offering, from a single source. After a number of important recent acquisitions, in which we have launched Xpect, our event furniture division, and earlier in 2022 brought Field and Lawn within the GL events UK Group, we look forward to serving our clients even better in 2023, with an intelligent and collaborative approach to whole event service delivery.

“Mike is a strong addition to the GL events UK Senior Management Team, and I am confident that his market experience, product knowledge and out of the box thinking will allow Flow to grow and develop into a core pillar of the GL events UK Group.”