Brand8 appointed by robotics firm after three-way pitch

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by Simon Austin

Leeds-based Brand8 has been appointed by robotics specialist Sewtec to support its ambitious growth plans following a three-way pitch.  

Dewsbury-headquartered Sewtec designs and manufactures high-technology factory automation systems for global blue-chip companies in the food, pharmaceutical, personal care and tobacco industries.

 Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Johnson & Johnson are amongs its clients. 

In April, managing director Mark Cook, announced plans to double turnover to £32m and increase headcount from 80 to more than 120 people within five years.

Brand8 is providing Sewtec with integrated consultancy across media relations, content marketing, social media and corporate social responsibility.

Cook said: “We were very impressed by Brand8 PR’s commercially-focused approach and how it would help us achieve our growth objectives.

“The agency has a distinct methodology which generates measurable results, and the consultancy they provide applies learnings from the different sectors they successfully operate in.

“We have already experienced the effectiveness of the work they do and look forward to partnering with the team on many initiatives as we accelerate towards our £32m turnover target.”

Brand8 managing director Rob Smith added: “Sewtec is an exceptional business with a clear growth strategy and an international reputation for design and manufacturing excellence.

“We have a strong track record of working with high growth businesses to help them achieve commercial goals, so Sewtec is a great fit for us. We will be working hard to help maintain the business’s positive momentum with our integrated programme of communications activity.”

Brand8’s clients include housebuilder Avant Homes, Yorkshire law firm Gordons and nationwide building and project consultancy Paragon.

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