AMT Marketing acquires Bourne International

Guildford promotional merchandise distributor AMTMarketing has completed the acquisition of Bourne International as part of its ongoing growth strategy.

The two businesses will continue to run as separate brands, although Woking-based Bourne and its staff are set to move to new, joint premises in Loseley Park, Guildford.

The Bourne brand will be kept with AMT investing in its website and other marketing activities. Since the 2016 Referendum vote for Brexit, AMT has looked to protect the business from a downturn in trade by looking to the global market, said owner and founder, Andrew Turner.

This has resulted in a large growth in overseas markets, which helped AMTwin the Queens Award for international trade in 2019. Turner said Bourne International has many overseas clients which will complement this strategy.

…as GeigerBTC makes it four

GeigerBTC has made its fourth acquisition in 12 months in adding Berksire based distributor, Lancewich, to the group as it continues its expansion strategy to support clients in the UK and across Europe.

Lancewich has been in business for 30 years and was seeking a solution that provided a high level of service for its multinational clients. Lancewich director, Nicholas Martin said: “Finding the right company to continue giving our clients the same level of care locally, nationally and internationally was paramount.

Geiger shares exactly the same business principles as Lancewich.” Frank Murphy, managing director, GeigerBTC said the company would continue to seek similar opportunities.

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