Grown-Up Solutions to Open in the Middle East

Grown Up Solutions Director, Mike Smith

Grown-Up Solutions provides strategic guidance to companies operating in, and buying from, the events and hospitality sector. The company, led by Mike Smith, works with industry business leaders to focus on the development of their own businesses, with the aim of identifying and maximising untapped potential.

Grown-Up Solutions will be opening an office in Dubai in November to better serve their existing client base and to support new business opportunities in the UK and Middle East.

Launched in the UK in 2014, the company has worked with a range of clients including a Premiership football club where they introduced processes that increased hospitality sales volume by 14% and spend per head by 26%.

The Grown-Ups have also acted as intermediaries for merger and acquisition discussions, carrying out due-diligence work and representing one party as local agent.

The company is currently working with a celebrity chef, ensuring the behind-the-scenes management structure is in place to support his future career.

As Director Mike Smith explained, “With my background in the Middle East it’s a natural extension to establish a presence in Dubai. The event and hospitality sector is already used to working internationally but with Brexit coming up there is an increasing opportunity for businesses in this sector to explore new opportunities and trade links. Opening the new office will enable us to offer enhanced services to our existing clients as well as giving us the opportunity to support new clients in the region.”