LONDON, October 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
The fast-growing management consultancy now delivers design & digital development services to their clients
Elixirr, 'the challenger consultancy', has acquired digital agency den, to launch Elixirr Creative. den will enhance Elixirr's existing suite of services by adding a team of creative design and digital development talent. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
The acquisition is a response to strong demand from their clients for digital and design work. Elixirr currently work with the executive teams of some of the world's most innovative, forward-thinking corporates to help them embrace open innovation, discover the art of the possible, and partner with them to make customer-led change happen inside their organisation, and their industries.
Outstanding design and user experience is at the heart of all successful businesses and Elixirr now offer these services to their clients - a perfect complement to their existing consulting business.
Stephen Newton, Founder and Managing Partner of Elixirr, said "I am delighted to welcome den to our team. The value they can add to the work we do for our clients is clear, particularly in the innovation space - design thinking and rapid prototyping are the obvious examples. But the opportunities are endless actually, as forward-thinking businesses are increasingly recognising the importance of great design - we're very ambitious."
Bill Kingston, co-Founder and Managing Director of den, said "We've been Elixirr's creative and digital partner since 2011 and our values, the way we work and our people have always aligned perfectly. It's always been a very valuable partnership that has now evolved naturally into a business venture. We're excited about the potential of Elixirr Creative and where it will take the breadth of our portfolio and client base - we cannot wait to get stuck in."
Stephen adds "Elixirr is all about the quality of our people - our talent bar is very high. The combination of our diverse backgrounds and our agility as a firm, gives us our competitive edge. Now that den have joined our team and are working side-by-side with us, we've added some extremely talented designers, developers and even more creative thinkers to our team of industry experts, consultants and entrepreneurs. It's a very exciting time and I'm looking forward to blowing our clients away with what we can do together!"
Both founder-led, Elixirr and den share the same laser focus on exceptional quality delivery and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. It's this that inspires their point of differentiation in what is a very traditional market, one that is ripe for disruption.
Stephen stated "Our vision is to build the best consulting firm in the world - some might say that's pretty ambitious, but we don't think it's ambitious enough! We want to build the premier brand for business services, redefine what 'consulting' means if you like - we are determined to disrupt our own industry. Elixirr Creative is another step towards this and I couldn't be more delighted to welcome such talent to our team."
Elixirr Creative offer a wide range of design and digital development services: websites, apps, brand identity, site analysis, UX optimisation, SEO, digital strategy, hosting, photography and video.
Bill Kingston, co-Founder and Managing Director of den, will join Elixirr's Partner team, taking it to 12 strong.
'The challenger consultancy'
Established in 2009, Elixirr have just been named the fastest-growing management consultancy in the UK, and the third fastest-growing in Europe by the FT1000. They started out in sourcing advisory and execution before quickly expanding into operating model design, execution, business strategy and innovation, all in response to market demand.
Now 8 years old, Elixirr work with incumbent organisations across financial services, retail and telecommunications, who are struggling to keep up with and respond to today's pace of technological change, to deliver what their customers expect. Elixirr work across the world and have bases in Europe, Africa and the US.
On top of their consulting business, Elixirr also walk the talk when it comes to entrepreneurialism and innovation. They believe that by doing this themselves, they will deliver it for their clients every day. They're doing this in a number of ways: Elixirr Capital, The Pitch, a London startup accelerator, offering risk-reward and equity-based pricing models, and by investing in clients to demonstrate the importance they place on long-term partnerships.
Clients include: Barclays, M&S, Standard Bank, Asos, Thomas Cook Money, John Lewis, BGL, Farfetch, Investec, ABB, Bank of the West, First Rand Bank, Selfridges, Nedbank and Aspen.
For more information, visit http://www.elixirr.com
SOURCE Elixirr Partners LLP