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'Huge opportunity' on Tyneside

Norman takes Itison over the border

Oli Norman 2Oli Norman, founder and chief executive of the online events booking service Itison, is expanding the business into Newcastle.

The 37-year-old launched the company in 2010 and said the move into Newcastle was a “natural first step” towards achieving a turnover of £25 million.

Mr Norman said: “Similar to Glasgow, the city has undergone a major transformation into a thriving and exciting place to live with an abundance of amazing venues and events, and of course the people are fantastic.

“Whilst we continue to grow in our Scottish markets, the wider Newcastle conurbation of 1.6 million gives us huge opportunity for growth and is the starting point for greater expansion across the UK to those markets we feel lack any quality at the higher end of the deal and event marketplace.”

Mr Norman has been running his own businesses since graduating in law at Edinburgh university. He is the founder and chief executive of Glasgow-based marketing agency Dada and also owns the Brel and Sloans bars in the city.

 

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