Nineteen Group acquires Hennik Group / The Manufacturer

Posted on 14 Jun 2022 by The Manufacturer

We are delighted to announce that on Tuesday 6 June, the rapidly expanding events business, Nineteen Group, acquired Hennik Group, publishers of The Manufacturer and organisers of Digital Manufacturing Week.

Hennik Group now operates as a subsidiary of the Nineteen Group, with the entire team and product portfolio remaining in place.

Nineteen’s support will allow us to continue to grow industry’s biggest digital manufacturing show – Smart Factory Expo, part of Digital Manufacturing Week. We remain whole-heartedly committed to the manufacturing sector and we will continue our mission to provide the UK industrial community with the insights, connections and peer-to-peer learning to help businesses become more profitable, more sustainable, and more efficient.

Nick Hussey, CEO of Hennik Group said: “This is a fabulous opportunity for Hennik to grow and expand as part of a wider group. There are clear complementary skills in each business and similar cultural values. Peter Jones and his team have strong exhibition experience which married with the Hennik Group’s knowledge of the sector and expertise in media solutions, especially digital, will ensure the sector has a range of touch points throughout the year at time of both challenges and opportunities.”

Hennik Group
The Manufacturer portfolio

The Manufacturer’s portfolio includes thought leadership, feature articles and analysis across our print magazine and website, research reports, and a series of unique events including the market leading exhibition – Smart Factory Expo, manufacturing summits, virtual events, The Manufacturer MX Awards and Top 100, and intimate networking dinners.

Peter Jones, CEO of Nineteen Group said: “As Nineteen Group continues to increase its presence in the manufacturing sector, this is an exciting addition to the Nineteen family. The highly talented team at Hennik have deep industry connections and digital expertise that Nineteen Group can learn from. Their range of products, year-round connections with the industry and market leading database of senior professionals will help Nineteen Group provide additional opportunities for the sector. The team at Hennik are trusted industry insiders and have a similar positive culture to ours. We can’t wait to welcome them to the business.”

From Thursday 23 June we will move location to Nineteen Group offices in Wimbledon, otherwise everything remains the same (including telephone numbers, email addresses, working patterns etc).

We look forward to continuing working with you!