In February 2011 Eclipse Colour acquired a 10% stake in 4DM which was the start of a 5 year strategy to create one of the UK's largest, independent marketing services providers.
Since then both businesses have been working very hard to develop a combined approach, to offer their clients a class leading marketing solutions portfolio of products and services.
It has been an incredibly successful 18 months, with new client wins, new investment and new innovation, certainly an exciting time for both businesses, the staff and their clients.
Because of the success and evident opportunities, the original agreement has been accelerated whereby Eclipse Colour has now acquired the remaining 90% of the 4DM Group. This significant step is a fantastic development and one that will ensure that the combined business can fast track to the next chapter of growth.
4DM Chairman & CEO, Charles Grant-Salmon and Technical Director, Les Ritchie, will be leaving the business with Eclipse Colour MD, Simon Moore, taking overall control.
"It was clear from the outset that this was a great opportunity for Eclipse Colour and 4DM to broaden their services and offer clients a more comprehensive package. I have thoroughly enjoyed my 15 years at the helm and look forward to further success for everyone concerned with Eclipse Colour and 4DM with the knowledge that is going to a very safe pair of hands" comments Charles Grant-Salmon.
Simon Moore adds "The original objective hasn't changed, we still have the vision and ambition to evolve Eclipse Colour into a leading integrated marketing services provider. This deal has brought forward that thought process and I'd like to congratulate Charles and his team for their support and dedication taking 4DM to where it is today".