GES® Awarded for Workplace and Business Excellence

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GES recognized for investment in its people and its community.

Andy Gibb, GES U.K. managing director, Liz Gibbins, Investors in People specialist, and Katrina Rowbury, GES international HR manager

Our commitment to continuous improvement is taken to heart by everyone, and the results have been amazing.

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a leading global provider of exhibition, event and entertainment experiences, announced that its United Kingdom team has been awarded Investors in People status. To receive this prestigious accreditation, GES was required to meet at least 39 evidence requirements such as having a clear purpose and vision, managing performance, and culture and communication. GES exceeded the requirements by meeting 45, and has been formally accredited. Investors in People specializes in transforming business performance through people, and is administered by the United Kingdom Commission for Employment and Skills.

GES was commended because its "well defined and well communicated vision provides focus, creates a sense of purpose and provides a measurement for success." The report remarked positively on GES’ emphasis on sustainability, social responsibility and transparency, and its commitment to keeping employees at all levels engaged in continuous feedback and communication, resulting in strong employee morale. Employee comments included, “It is refreshing to work here. In comparison to other companies, morals, communication…everything is in absolutely the right place.”

GES is also being recognized by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards. GES is a finalist in the “Trailblazers” category for creating new ways to engage and support the community and for being instrumental in giving Southern Nevada a strong safety net and improving the quality of life for the people of Southern Nevada.

“Being accredited as an Investor in People recognizes the incredible effort put in by everyone on our U.K. team to create a positive, collaborative and supportive working environment,” said GES President Steve Moster. “Our commitment to continuous improvement is taken to heart by everyone, and the results have been amazing. It’s also gratifying to be recognized by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce for our commitment to Southern Nevada, home of our global operations headquarters.”

About GES
Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES), a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a leading marketing agency that produces exhibitions, events, exhibits and retail environments. GES provides a wide range of services, including turn-key official show services, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services—all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Penton, Spring Fair Birmingham, International Woodworking Fair, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, Bell Helicopter, L’Oreal, Warner Bros., and Simon Property Group. GES’ National Servicenter℠ has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program℠ for the past five years, and for the fourth year in a row, Ad Age has named GES as one of the “World’s 50 Largest Agency Companies.” For more information, visit or the GES blog at

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