Benoy Group, the parent company of Benoy, has this week announced its acquisition of the London-based design company, Holmes Wood. The transaction marks the beginning of a new phase of growth for Benoy Group as it looks to expand into complementary business areas.
Bringing together these highly regarded British creative brands has bolstered Benoy Group's vision to become a multi-boutique practice, representing the very best in cutting-edge design.
The award-winning practice Holmes Wood specialises in wayfinding, sign and graphic design. Their portfolio showcases projects which blend strategic thinking with creative experience for a host of international clients including major galleries, museums and other institutions. Their clients and projects include The Tate, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Oxford University, Virgin Atlantic, EasyJet, Hammerson and Battersea Power Station.
Tom Cartledge, CEO, Benoy Group said, “We are excited to welcome Holmes Wood into the Benoy Group. The combination of Benoy’s architecture, masterplanning and interiors skills, and Holmes Wood’s pioneering approach to wayfinding and graphic design makes for an extraordinarily compelling proposition. I am confident that this acquisition will mark the beginning of a new phase of growth for Benoy Group and we look forward to further expanding our capabilities in the future.
Lucy Holmes, Owner, Holmes Wood said, “Over the last 16 years we have established a studio that delivers world-class solutions in a new area of design; the branding of the built environment through graphics, wayfinding and signage. Creating visual responses that marry with the architecture and interior design is absolutely key to our success and so we see joining Benoy Group as the perfect fit.”
As a UK-based company, Benoy Group champions British design innovation around the world. As the UK contemplates ‘Brexit’, Benoy Group is ideally placed to export British skills and talent to secure and deliver new commercial opportunities around the world.
Wholly owned by Benoy Group, Holmes Wood will retain its brand and operational independence under the umbrella of the Benoy Group.