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Joe Blackman, CEO, Collection 26 discussing the sale.

Collection 26 was formed in London in 2005 with the vision to create outstanding, luxury special events and weddings – and in its 12 successful years, it’s done exactly that. Working across the UK and around the world with highly-skilled planners, the company has created unforgettable experiences for so many people.

With high-profile clientele including celebrities like 50 Cent, The Killers, international footballers and even royal families from around the world, Collection 26 has long been a trusted name in the realm of luxury events and weddings. Vogue has championed them and once said: “They plan the most spectacular events that we have ever seen.”

A unique opportunity has arisen, for the owner, Joe Blackman to sell Collection 26 to an international events company. It is thought that Collection 26’s assets will be absorbed into the new buyer’s current business to enhance its standings in the UK weddings and special events market.

For Joe, it’s a fantastic result to be able to sell the business at the height of its success – “I think it’s one of the greatest compliments to find a business owner who values your efforts so much that they are willing to take it on themselves, it’s a true validation of our ideas and all the hard work.”

Blackman added: “As an entrepreneur I have a thirst for knowledge, what drives me is watching something develop and grow. I’m looking forward to investing more of my time in my other business ventures.”

As a business mentor for the Prince’s Trust, Joe will be taking a more active role mentoring, advising and consulting with up-and-coming business owners. For Joe, it’s an honour to be able to take on such a trusted position: “to be able to impart some of my knowledge and really make a difference is great.”

As for the future, Joe has a number of projects in the pipeline but one thing is for sure, the knowledge, passion and creativity of this serial entrepreneur will be put to good use.

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About Joe Blackman

Joe Blackman is an entrepreneur who started, built and sold multi-million pound special events agency, Collection 26. 

Currently working on several exciting projects and backing some promising start-up ventures, Joe also supports charitable organisations by giving time to non-executive positions on their boards.

He is also mentoring upcoming company directors looking for advice on how to turn their small business into something great.

“One of the top rising star entrepreneurs of the 21st Century”
Business Insider Magazine

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