Our clients in the news: October 2016

Our clients in the news: October 2016

The end of 2016 is upon us. The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter and the Christmas decorations are out in full force (even though it is only November people).
 
Between rushing to the shops to get a head start on Christmas shopping and preparing for Halloween, October was quite a busy month. In fact, Brits shopped so much last month that retail sales in the UK grew at the fastest annual pace in 14 years! Our clients, however, remained hard at work. Here’s what they’ve been up to.
 
Sonovate
In October, Sonovate closed a Series B funding round, raising £9m in equity and £5m in debt funding. The firm will use the money to continue innovating, grow its team and plan for international expansion in Europe and North America over the next year.
 
This announcement was widely covered by publications including The Times, Tech City News and APSCo.
 
Drawing on the company’s experience in securing funding, Richard Prime also wrote a piece for City AM explaining the ins and outs of venture capital funding, and giving his advice on how to make it work.
 
Spencer Ogden
It’s a well-known fact that the aerospace industry does not have enough skilled engineers. Spencer Ogden’s head of aerospace, Chris Taylor, however, knows how the issue should be addressed. He shared his views and advice with Aerospace Manufacturing last month.
 
Meanwhile, Will Blohm, Spencer Ogden’s head of automotive wrote a piece for Vehicle Electronics on trends in the sector.
 
Bullhorn
You might think a good financial deal is only about the money, but you’d be wrong. At least according to Bullhorn CEO Art Papas. He shared his views on private equity investment with City AM last month. His list of things to consider before selling your business is well-worth a read.
 
Meanwhile, Bullhorn’s Mike Restivo wrote a piece for Sales and Marketing Management on how AI is changing the sales process. He explains how sales professionals can use technology to enhance their customer relationships without losing the human touch.
 
Also commenting on the importance of good customer relationships, the company’s Ian Holloway wrote an opinion piece for IT Pro Portal on why customer service isn’t just a footnote to sales.
 
sales-i
As usual, sales-i CEO Paul Black was busy sharing his knowledge on topics ranging from customer strategy to business competitiveness. He wrote a piece for Real Business on rethinking customer strategy post-Brexit and also gave Packaging Strategies’ readers six tips for remaining competitive in the packaging industry.
 
Furthermore, sales-i also featured in an article on CRM in Truck Parts & Service Magazine.
 
Celerity
Jason Lark, MD of Celerity believes that now is a better time than ever to consider a job in the digital advertising and marketing industry. In this article he wrote for the Independent, he gives prospective digital advertising/marketing graduates some tips on how to secure a job in the industry.  
 
Jason also had some tips for those who have already found jobs and who may even be running their own companies. He shared his advice on how to get the most out of your digital ad spend with Real Business readers.
 
If you’re shouting but your target audience can’t hear you, let Luke know. He’ll help you make them listen. 

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