Accountex Joins Diversified Communications’ Global Portfolio

Diversified Communications announced today the acquisition of Accountex – the United Kingdom’s only national exhibition for accountants and finance directors.

The acquisition of Accountex continues Diversified’s rapid expansion of its business community portfolio, a group of products that provide membership, certification and face-to-face events for the business management professionals.

“We are thrilled to be adding Accountex to our global portfolio. With the acquisition of The Sleeter Group in the US earlier this year and now Accountex in the UK, we are well positioned to continue the expansion of our business community portfolio.” stated Oakley Dyer, Corporate Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development for Diversified Communications. “The Prysm Group has done an amazing job with the launch of Accountex and we have no doubt that Carsten Holm, Managing Director of Diversified UK, and his team will be wonderful stewards of the show.”

The annual event, launched by The Prysm Group in 2012, has rapidly grown and established itself as a flagship event in the accounting calendar; enjoying the support of the UK’s most important accountancy associations. It’s business as usual for the May 2016 show, which is currently enjoying record exhibitor sales, as it will continue to be headed up by Event Director Scott Hider – whilst benefiting from the additional global resources of Diversified’s award-winning UK team.

Accountex attracts over 5,000 visitors from the UK and internationally. It features over 175 leading industry suppliers, 150 CPD certified seminars and 25 interactive workshops. It is a vital business forum for sharing ideas and innovations within the accountancy profession. Accountex joins Diversified’s global portfolio of events and educational resources for business community professionals, including The Sleeter Group and The Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM). Accountex joining the Diversified portfolio will give it the scale, resources and experience needed for growth both within the UK and globally.

Mr. Hider commented, “We are very proud of what the Accountex show has become and with the additional resources the Diversified brings, we see a lot of growth opportunities for the current event and international expansion.”

About Prysm:
The Prysm Group launched its first exhibition, Business Startup at the NEC in 2000. The company is based in Bristol and London and is responsible for 19 industry leading exhibitions across a variety of sectors. The most well-known brands include: The Business Show, Legalex, Takeaway Expo, COPA and Flood Expo.  For more information, visit:

About Diversified:

Diversified Communications is a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, eMedia, publications and television stations. Diversified serves a number of industries including: technology, seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management. Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified has divisions in the Eastern United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit:


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