Supporting clients who target other businesses or consumers, our service sector experience is strong and wide-ranging and includes legal firms, product packaging, food importers and distributors, a distributor and retailer of sustainable consumer products, an oil and petrochemical importer as well as a leading interpreting and translation company. One key sector is financial services: consumer personal finance brands including equity release, mortgages and general insurance, private equity and private equity backed companies. Equistone is a good example of one of our long term client relationships, which spanned a total of 15 years that started with the firm as BZW Private Equity, then Barclays Private Equity prior to becoming Equistone Partners Europe in 2011, as well as asset based lending for a number of different brands including Centric Commercial Finance which was bought by Shawbrook in 2014. Tim Hawkins, then Commercial Director of Centric Commercial Finance said:
“Our industry is not the easiest to understand. Rochester gets it – and us – and delivers much more than great media relations campaigns. They have helped professionalise our marketing communications, introduced us to some great partners and approach every project with the right blend of strategic counsel and enthusiasm.”
We are also strong in education including working with new higher education institution, NMITE (New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering) and leading UK girls’ boarding school Wycombe Abbey and the launch of Wycombe Abbey International School (WAIS) to executive education for Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and for a software provider of pioneering music technology and artificial intelligence to help musicians and students learn in a revolutionary way. A third strong client list has been built up in business services whether that is supporting the mobile payment platform, My Check, or promoting a cloud based solution for hospitality businesses.