The two firms will begin integrating this year, with Hills Balfour keeping its name to maintain brand recognition in the Europe and Middle East. It will now be known as Hills Balfour, an MMGY Company, while the MMGY brand will be introduced as MMGY London and MMGY Dubai.
Amanda Hills, Hills Balfour’s founder and CEO, will continue to oversee the London and Dubai firms’ overall operations. She will assume the new role of president, Hills Balfour and MMGY London and Dubai, working with MMGY Global’s senior management team to grow its European footprint.
Clayton Reid, CEO of MMGY Global, said: “Expanding our presence beyond Madrid, Hills Balfour is the right step into Europe for us, and we see our foothold in the UK market as an excellent base to expand across the key European and Middle East tourism markets.
“Their reputation in-market, along with an exceptional senior management team and a loyal and long-standing client base, made our merger of operations an easy one.”
Hills added: “Joining forces with MMGY Global is a truly exciting move for everybody involved. Taking the strength of their services and extending this through Hills Balfour into the UK and Dubai markets is a logical move and offers even greater benefit to both our clients and our teams at Hills Balfour, all of whom will be part of this journey.”
- Pictured: Amanda Hills and Clayton Reid