23rd May 2019
ORM is delighted to share that from today we will be part of the Paragon Group. ORM will operate alongside Paragon Customer Communications (PCC) in the UK.
Paragon Group has an annual turnover of over £750 million and more than 6,500 employees in 17 countries; PCC is the largest company within the group. PCC works with a portfolio of blue-chip clients to transform their customer communications, using the very latest technological innovations to generate meaningful and responsive customer interaction. You can read more on PCC in the full statement on its website.
ORM is in a unique position to span across PCC, with their interactions across the multi-channel customer journey; as well as Paragon ID, another group business, with their innovation and technology capabilities across identity, ticketing and traceability.
ORM has been established for almost twenty years, as a digital partner to leading brands globally – specialising in digital strategy, technology platforms, data, customer experience, design, brand and marketing communications. Within the Paragon Group we will act as a ‘centre of excellence’ for these activities, further enhancing Paragon’s existing abilities to deliver technology-driven insights for multi-channel customer communications.
Peter Gough and Keith Nation, the original founders of ORM, will lead the business as Managing Partners. They released a joint statement: "We’re very excited about becoming part of the Paragon Group as we head into our third decade. Their breadth of services and capabilities will enable ORM to better serve our valued clients through improved scale, integration of new technologies and complementary sector expertise, all of which supports our growth and plans for the business."
Jeremy Walters, CEO of Paragon Customer Communications commented on the acquisition: “I am delighted we have concluded the deal to acquire ORM. The company has a great team of dedicated and experienced people delivering fantastic customer service and unique solutions to a broad client base which perfectly complements our existing business.
Operationally and financially, Paragon is a strong, disciplined and ambitious company and together we deliver the future of brilliant customer communications, amalgamating intelligent solutions with precision and reliability. Paragon prides itself on being customer focused and operates with rigorous financial and operational discipline.”
Paragon Group has also acquired Celerity Information Services (data and CRM) and Graft Services (boutique print) as part of the deal. ORM will now trade as a division of PCC (London).