Latcham Direct has acquired Accent, an on-demand digital print and creative solutions company based in Bristol, as part of plans to continue to strengthen and expand its solutions offering.

Approaching its 10th anniversary, Latcham employs over 90 staff and the purchase of Accent is intended to add capacity to its operations as well as providing the agility to handle to the requirements of small and medium sized organisations.

‘We are delighted to welcome Accent to our high performing team and portfolio of solutions,’ said managing director Mike Hughes. ‘Latcham has enormous opportunities ahead of it and our employees have been at the heart of our success, so we are excited to add the talent and experience of the Accent team.

‘The convergence of digital printing and personalisation technology will allow Accent and Latcham to share some of the benefits of investments in digital printing technology, such as the Canon C850, Canon i300 and Ricoh IP5000.’

Retiring Accent owner and managing director Richard Binnington added that he is, ‘Delighted that after almost 20 years of focused customer service and innovation, the Accent brand will continue to develop and grow. The combination of talents provided by Latcham and Accent will undoubtedly prove to be more than the sum of the parts and become a significant presence in the market.’