About Us

Discover the way we do business, from our history and our values to our vision, plus the people and structures that bring it all to life.


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Our History

Have you been a part of our history? We’ve been bringing live to life for more than 35 years. If you’ve been with us at any time in our illustrious history - from attending live entertainment and sports events or key business conferences, to sampling our award-winning food, or perhaps you are or have been part of the NEC Group team – you’ve made the NEC Group what it is today. Thank you.

Our history in pictures!

Timeline Highlights

1973
Prime Minister Edward Heath unveiled a plaque and cut the tape to start the construction work
1976
HM Queen Elizabeth II opened International Spring Fair at the NEC
1980
Completion of the NEC Arena - first event was a concert by rockers Queen
1991
ICC officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II
1991
NIA officially opened by the athelete, Linford Christie
2007
The Ticket Factory established - evolving from the NEC, the LG Arena, the NIA and the Group's box offices
2008
NEC Arena renamed as the LG Arena, following a naming-rights sponsorship deal with global electronics giant LG
2011
NEC Group catering officially launched as Amadeus

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