Event industry graphics specialist, Oasis Graphic Co., has acquired exhibition graphic company Mustard Solutions in a move designed to strengthen its exhibition graphics business, as the company rapidly expands into the branded environment and retail sectors.
The team from Mustard Solutions has been brought into Oasis with Andy Hall, Richie Flavelle and Dan Knott teaming up with Oasis' Stacey Bearne to lead the exhibition graphics team. Hayley Hall will return from maternity leave to take up the marketing and PR role for Oasis. All personnel and production resources will be based at Oasis' premises at Cookham near Maidenhead, Berkshire.
The growth of the existing business, combined with the acquisition of Mustard Solutions, has allowed Oasis' head of creative development, Chris Boyd-Leslie, to focus entirely on exploring new substrates and materials, enabling Oasis to provide ground breaking innovation to its agency customers.
Alongside the acquisition, Oasis has invested in a new Acuity printer that will allow printing directly to substrate and it has already been tested on projects that include printing on materials as diverse as a door and golf balls.
Simon Osborne, MD of the newly expanded Oasis Graphic Co comments: "Bringing the Mustard team on board has been a really exciting development for us. Oasis roots are embedded firmly in exhibition graphics and this merger has further strengthened our offer to clients. We now have a dedicated team of project managers who solely look after our exhibition clients and we also have a much greater presence on site in the form of Andy Hall. Andy has over 15 years of experience in the field and lives and breathes exhibition. We feel really passionate about offering exceptional service at Oasis and are looking forward to 2016 with our current and new clients.”
Andy Hall said of the acquisition, “This has been an exciting decision for Mustard and we really do believe that our clients will reap the benefits. We are still the same people looking after client projects and we trust that all our clients will be as enthused as we are about this new venture.”
[Image caption: Oasis Graphics' MD Simon Osborne (L), with Andy Hall of Mustard Solutions.]