258 Group announce acquisition of Watford based solution provider Get Branding

Following on from last year’s acquisitions of Prepackit and Cavendish Press, 258 Group add to their growing list of services with the acquisition of leading promotional merchandise & workwear distributor specialist Get Branding. 

258 Group, is delighted to announce the successful acquisition of Watford based solution provider Get Branding. The strategic move further solidifies 25/8 Group's presence in the UK market and expands its service offerings across Print Management, Design, Logistics, Print Finishing, Far East Sourcing and Field Marketing services. This acquisition allows 25/8 to offer a unique “under one roof” solution to their growing customer base. 
Get Branding is a leading Promotional Merchandise & workwear Distributor in the UK, specialising in creating branded products designed to enhance brand visibility and engagement for businesses and organisations. Get Branding work closely with their clients to understand their marketing objectives and then develop customised merchandise solutions tailored to their needs. From branded apparel and accessories to stationery, tech gadgets, and beyond.

Get Branding express enthusiasm about joining 25/8 Group, allowing them to offer their growing client base the comprehensive services of 25/8 Marketing Group, 25/8 Retail Solutions, China Direct, Prepackit and Cavendish Press. This includes an in-house design team, direct mail expertise, exhibition stand design and production, and a sourcing team based in Shenzhen, a full range of logistics services which include 3PL, customisation, contract packing and events and exhibition logistics. Additionally, the group's Field Marketing division, with global coverage, delivers training and merchandising programmes for some of the world's largest retail brands.

Chairman of 258 Group, Steve Smith, shared his excitement about the latest acquisition, stating "We have always seen a promotional gift and workwear specialist as a missing part of the jigsaw, bringing Get Branding into 25/8 will allow us to bring the expertise needed to help us in growing the promotional merchandise and workwear sector within 258 Group. We are continuing to look to expand our offering within the promotional merchandise space and not looking to stop at this acquisition. I welcome Malcolm and the team to the 25/8 Group and look forward to working with them”.

Sales Director of Get Branding, Malcolm Garnett, added “The acquisition will allow us to support 25/8 Groups clients’ base in how promotional merchandise can help their brand better resonate with their customers, while enhancing the range of services to our existing clients offered by 25/8 Group”.