£6m investment for fast-growing tech firm
Wirral-based tech firm Evoke Creative has received a £6 million investment from BGF to support further growth in the UK and overseas.
Evoke Creative supplies interactive digital solutions – including self-service kiosks, video walls, digital signage and payment terminals – to blue-chip customers in the retail and leisure sectors.
Its systems allow brands to engage with their customers in dynamic ways which help to maximise transaction conversion rates, improve customer journeys and reduce costs.
Led by founders Neil Clark and Dean Ward, Evoke provides an end-to-end service for customers, with design, software development and product assembly performed in-house.
It has cultivated long-term relationships with multinational brands including JD Sports, McDonalds, Biblioteca and Google.
“We’re really happy to be partnering with BGF as we continue to scale up and win more contracts in the UK and overseas,” said CEO Neil Clark.
“We offer something different to other businesses in the market, creating bespoke products for our customers and working with them from initial concept to final implementation and aftercare.
“This commitment, underpinned by our strong relationships with some of the world’s biggest brands, gives us the edge over our competitors and puts us in great stead, with BGF by our side, to take on new business in the UK and abroad.”
With a growing workforce of 75, including award-winning design engineers and software developers, Evoke recently moved into purpose-built offices in Bromborough, which has enabled the business to have a workspace, showroom, warehouse, factory and production lines on site.
Evoke was voted as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in the North at the Northern Tech Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Mark Mills, former CEO of Cardpoint and NXC of Velocity Composites and Mini-Cam, has been appointed as non-executive chairman following an introduction through BGF’s Talent Network, which connects portfolio companies with expertise to help support growth.
Matt Widdall, an investor at BGF, said: “Evoke has demonstrated impressive international growth over the past few years, particularly with changing market requirements, and we’re delighted to be partnering with a fantastic, experienced team to achieve their ambitious growth plans.
“Their ability to be an end-to-end digital partner for customers and provide custom-built products assembled on site puts them head and shoulders above their competitors and we’re excited to support them as they take on more opportunities in the rapidly expanding UK and international digital solutions market.”