Smyle has acquired communications agency Pumphouse Productions as part of its three-year growth plan.
Rick Stainton, managing director of Smyle, told Access that the acquisition was part of a three-year growth plan, but that currently Smyle was taking the plan one step at a time, and is currently in the process of “integrating Pumphouse into the family”.
He added that Pumphouse’s shared culture and the quality of its team appealed to him.
“This acquisition is consistent with Smyle Group’s growth mission to develop its existing client relationships and foster new ones as part of its strategy for growth over the next three years,” he said. “Our vision for how live experiences and branded media content can effect real change for a business will be strengthened by Pumphouse’s expertise in internal communications and content support.”
Pumphouse Productions, currently a £2m turnover business, will remain an independent company with experience in delivering consistently high quality, creative, event and communication projects for its clients.
Its founder and managing director Nick Eve and his core team will continue to manage and provide event services for its clients, as it has successfully done over the last 20 years.
The partnership with Smyle will allow Pumphouse to evolve its customer relationships, with the additional support of Smyle’s position in the industry, its range of in-house creative, technical, video and design services, as well as its experience across global B2B and B2C projects.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for both companies,” Eve said. “Our cultural and geographical fit is excellent. We both stand for creativity, long-term client relationships, high standards and industry leading production values.
“Together with our priority focus on our customers and desire to create, produce and deliver world class projects, our offering will be greatly enhanced by utilising the combined resources and experience of both partners.”