INVESTING IN MEDIA COMPANIES

Welcome to the Writtle investor centre

Writtle is a management and investment company which has majority shareholdings in 15 specialist media agencies employing around 850 people in the UK, Hong Kong and India.

Our companies provide clients with award-winning business communications, design, packaging and retail marketing services.

In July 2011 Writtle doubled in size when it acquired Loewy Group, in an all-share deal to form a £100m turnover marketing services group. During that restructuring, more than £4.5m of capital was raised from existing Writtle and Loewy shareholders to fund further growth.

The transaction brought together Loewy’s operating companies, which included Epoch Design, Seymourpowell, Speed Communications, The Team and Williams Murray Hamm with Writtle’s existing portfolio of businesses, which included 20.20, Arken, Beyond Communications, Creo Retail Marketing, Maglabs and Magnet Harlequin.

Each agency operates independently, and is led by an experienced management team with a Writtle director on the board of each company, providing both the funding and business experience to underpin sustainable and profitable growth.

Writtle’s philosophy is to create motivational equity structures in its companies. Management teams enjoy the sense of ownership and incentive associated with significant minority shareholdings in their companies. In addition they are granted share options in the group as a whole, to promote cooperative opportunities and referrals from which all stakeholders benefit.