Stills Branding secures six-figure investment

Cardiff-based branding and creative agency, Stills Branding, has secured a six-figure equity

investment from creative industries specialist, Rockit Media, in a deal that secures its future.

The agency is one of Wales’ most respected branding, creative and digital consultancies,

working with blue-chip companies and organisations across Wales, including Hodge Group,

Saucony Footwear, Welsh Water and Welsh Government.

Stills was founded in 1994 in Newport and moved to its Sophia Gardens offices in central

Cardiff in 2013. The business now employs 10 staff.

The investment by Rockit Media, which is run by FastGrowth 50 twice winner, Byron Lloyd,

will allow Stills to strengthen its services offering and scale up the business through organic

growth and acquisitions. Rockit Media will take a controlling equity stake in the restructured

business.

Byron Lloyd said: “Stills is one of the longest-running creative agencies in Wales and its work

is highly visible across a number of sectors. I am looking forward to providing both strategic

and practical support to a strengthened management team, which will help them achieve

ambitious growth plans.

Current client services manager, Natalie Wilson takes the helm as Managing Director

following the investment. She said: “We have seen some growth in recent years and the

time is now right to focus on our core business and service. Byron’s personal experience and

investment through Rockit will give us the capacity we need to accelerate and seize the

opportunities presented by Cardiff’s growing position as a key creative industries hub in the

UK.”

Former MD Steve Sulley will now focus on growth strategy and new business

opportunities.

Siôn Tudor of Loosemores advised on the deal.

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