The IDHL Group has strengthened its finance function with the appointment of Kate Lawrenson to the new post of Mergers & Acquisitions Director, as the group prepares to focus on its acquisition strategy. Following a period of strong organic growth and the successful acquisition in 2013 of the web design agency, NetConstruct, the group is now looking to supplement this growth with an acquisition strategy. This will see the company more than double in size over the coming years.
Kate has spent the last eight years with Grant Thornton, where she primarily worked in corporate finance providing advice to business owners, corporate clients and financial providers regarding acquisitions and disposals, fund raising and strategic change.
“I am delighted to join the IDHL Group at this very exciting time for both the business and its people,” says Kate. “The group is committed to growing both organically and through acquisition over the coming years, and has great ambitions to be the UK’s market leading full service, integrated digital agency. With dedicated resource and support to execute the acquisition strategy, the group is on track to achieve this ambition and I’m looking forward to being a part of the journey.”
“Following our acquisition of NetConstruct and a sustained period of organic growth, now is the right time to kick start the next phase of our acquisition strategy,” says Lisa Higham, Group Finance Director at IDHL Group. “To have a dedicated resource to help us achieve our growth ambitions only cements our commitment – to both our people and clients – to be the go to fully integrated digital agency in the UK.”
The IDHL Group comprises WMG, Ingenuity Digital and NetConstruct and is one of the UK’s longest established SEO, PPC and web development agencies, with a 20-year heritage. It delivers SEO, content marketing, PPC, web design and PR strategies from offices in Harrogate, Wetherby and London. With more than 120 experts and a 20 year heritage, the group is uniquely positioned to provide timely, impactful and measurable solutions which drive traffic, boost sales and increase ROI.