Words Group starts financial agency

Hi-tech specialist The Words Group has launched a financial services arm, to be known as The Financial Word.

Hi-tech specialist The Words Group has launched a financial

services arm, to be known as The Financial Word.



The new agency, which was launched this week, is jointly owned by The

Words Group and freelance financial marketing consultant Alex Glover,

who will be one of its directors.



The Financial Word will count three staff including Glover and fellow

director Simon Quarenden, who comes from the Words Group. It has already

won business referred to it from its sister agency, The Graphic Word,

the graphic design subsidiary of The Words Group. Glover, whose previous

clients include US-based asset management group Fidelity and insurance

firm Clerical Medical, has worked in the financial marketing sector for

the past 21 years.



Asset management companies Jardine Lloyd Thompson and Mathesons Capital

Management, both subsidiaries of Hong Kong-based Jardine Mathesons

trading house, appointed the new agency on an annual retainer worth a

six figure fee.



Quarendon said: ’This new hybrid consultancy will blend our existing

experience within the IT industry with our financial expertise. We will

not only be working with financial institutions, we will also advise and

assist IT clients to raise venture capital.’



The Words Group, which was established in 1991, has over 60 clients,

including electronic maufacturers NEC, hardware producers Compuware and

IT consultancy Whittman-Hart. The company had an annual turnover of

pounds 4 million last year.



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