Speed acquires foodservice specialist The Splash Partnership

Speed Communications, part of The Mission Marketing Group, has acquired PR and comms agency The Splash Partnership, expanding its offer into the foodservice and hospitality sectors.

The Splash Partnership specialises in the foodservice and hospitality industry and works with clients including Nestlé Professional’s out of home brands (Nescafé / Milano / Maggi / Chef / Toque d’Or), Bidvest Foodservice, apetito, TUCO (The University Caterers Organisation), Eau De Vie and HIT Training. Consumer food brand clients include Anjum Anand’s The Spice Tailor range and Todenham Manor Farm.

Its team joins Speed’s Business and Corporate division, which is led by managing partner Kelly Pepworth.


Roberta Fuke

The acquisition comes 18 months after the merger of Speed and Bray Leino PR, which saw the agency grow to 70 staff across three offices (London, Bristol and Birmingham) and overall fees of £5million.

Roberta Fuke, Speed CEO,  said: “The potential to build on the success of Splash to date in the foodservice and hospitality sector is enormous – as is the opportunity to develop the offer and client base.

“Our growing client portfolio has seen us attract and work with businesses featured at a variety of junctures along the retail and hospitality supply chain from logistics leaders and retail packaging experts to member loyalty scheme providers and now foodservice operators. This end-to-end client and knowledge base plus our connected teams means the service and expertise we can offer those working along this supply chain will be unprecedented.”

Caroline Hole-Jones, co-founder of The Splash Partnership, added: “I’m delighted to be taking this step for the business, the team and for the clients.  This acquisition means we can further our ambitions for growth as well as provide extended resource and specialist skills to our existing client base which features some of the leading and best loved brands in foodservice and hospitality.

“It’s an acquisition designed to ensure we are fit for the future, giving clients and staff alike the opportunity to achieve their ambitions with an agency that is driven by making a difference and operating with real purpose.”

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