Leading digital agency Deeson is now part of TPX Manifesto


Leading digital agency Deeson is now part of TPX Manifesto

We’re very excited to announce that leading open source digital agency Deeson is now part of TPX Manifesto, following an acquisition by The Panoply. This opens up tremendous opportunities for the combined company, as their complementary skills and experiences join to form a powerhouse agency capable of delivering truly transformative work, at scale, for their growing roster of exceptional clients.

A great addition to The Panoply and TPX Manifesto

TPX Manifesto became part of The Panoply when it listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange earlier this month. The Panoply announced the acquisition of Deeson, a 17-person London and Canterbury-based digital agency on 18 December 2018. They will rebrand as TPX Manifesto.

Neal Gandhi, CEO of The Panoply, said, “The Board and I are delighted to announce our first acquisition since listing earlier this month, and in line with our stated strategy we are very pleased to bring another earnings enhancing, debt free, profitable business into the Group. The Panoply’s acquisition strategy is to focus on the addition of new service capabilities, the hire of new teams and on smaller, complementary acquisitions. The addition of Deeson to the UK cluster is a great example of accomplishing the latter objective. It is great to have achieved this early traction against our strategy, and supports our confidence in the Group’s ability to grow quickly going forward.”

Deeson has an incredible reputation for delivering superlative digital experiences for clients including ITV, BDO, Barnardo’s, Robbie Williams and The Imperial War Museum. Just like TPX Manifesto, they work in an Agile way, strive to foster an open and transparent culture, and have amassed considerable expertise with open-source digital experience platforms like Drupal and Acquia. Their values and way of working fit well with TPX Manifesto’s core aim, to collaborate with exceptional organisations to change things for the better. They’re also accredited for ISO9001 and ISO27001.

Tim Deeson, founder of Deeson (and also, incidentally, one of three founders of DrupalCamp London), is passionate about decentralisation, helping self-organising teams work more effectively and making the digital industry more inclusive.

“We are very pleased to be joining The Panoply at such an exciting time for the Group”, said Tim. “Having known Jim Bowes and Manifesto for a long time, over the last 18 months it has been remarkable to see the benefits of their having access to The Panoply. With the status of a listed business and working hand-in-hand with Manifesto, we are confident we will be able to grow our customer base, secure larger deals and effectively grow the team.”

What this means for our existing and new clients

The most immediate change is that Deeson will rebrand as TPX Manifesto. In the short term, the Deeson team will operate as a separate division of Manifesto, taking care of their existing clients as normal. In the new year, the London-based Deeson team will join TPX Manifesto in Shoreditch and will start working on opportunities together. Over the next 2 years, they will start to look for longer-term ways to work together more closely.

More information

Read the regulatory news about this acquisition.
Read about this on The Drum.
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