Hunt and Palmer acquire Premier Aviation (UK) Limited


Hunt and Palmer buy charter broker

Hunt&Palmer plc have
announced the recent acquisition of aircraft charter broking company Premier
Aviation (UK) Ltd. Premier Aviation was established in 1994 and has become
highly respected in the music industry for their professional handling of the
air travel requirement for many of the world’s leading performers, including
such major artists as Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Sting and Roger Waters
amongst their extensive clientele.

Hunt&Palmer chairman, Jeremy Palmer said, “Premier Aviation is a business
that shares many of our goals and corporate values. The Company is an
established supplier to the music industry and as this is a market we have not
ventured into previously, the purchase opens the door to significant new
opportunities for our group”.

Founder and former owner of Premier Aviation, Adrian Whitmarsh, who will remain
as a director post sale commented, “I am delighted with the sale and see this
as a very exciting development for both companies. Premier will benefit from
the additional resources provided by the new parent company and I very much
look forward to working with the Hunt&Palmer board as we move forward

Jeremy Palmer said, “It is our intention that Premier Aviation will operate as
a separate entity within our group and that the name of Premier Aviation shall
continue to be the first call for those arranging international music tours. As
far as we are concerned it will be ‘business as usual’ for the company”.

Adrian Whitmarsh added “The continuing relationship that we have with our
clients is of primary importance to us and during the last few weeks I have
spoken personally with many of our key accounts to explain about the sale, the
benefits it will bring to them and to assure them that that they will still be
dealing with me and the Premier Aviation team when booking their flights with
us in future”.