NEWS: Derby firm integrated into global marketing services agency SQN

Matchstick Design’s Laura Faulkner (right) and Kirk Brown
Derby creative agency Matchstick Design, founded in 2006 by businesswoman Laura Faulkner, has become fully integrated into global marketing services agency Sine Qua Non International (SQN), one of Matchstick’s long-standing clients.

The two companies, well established in their respective fields, have collaborated since 2009 on an array of projects for an impressive portfolio of clients within the sports, automotive and technology sectors, including Toyota, Hyundai, Williams, Cosworth and Lexar.

Faulkner said: “2017 is going to be an exciting year. We are thrilled to be moving forward as part of an extended SQN team and hope that our existing clients will benefit from the expanded range of marketing services that we can now offer them. We are proud to continue having our offices in Derby, and to play such an important part in the growth of SQN”.

SQN recognises the importance of Derby’s location for its business, and particularly for the automotive and technology sectors. Its Derby office, based in Sadler Bridge Studios, will become a new hub for the agency, from which it will offer its integrated marketing services (including PR and sponsorship) to local businesses in these sectors.

SQN’s CEO Claire Ritchie said: “I am delighted that Matchstick Design has become part of Sine Qua Non International after many years of successful and innovative collaboration with Laura and her highly skilled team.

“It is the logical step for SQN at an exciting period of growth for our company. We have just celebrated our 15th anniversary and have already got 2017 off to a flying start. Adding Matchstick’s skillsets to our existing strengths in marketing, sponsorship and PR will enable us to offer deeper value around range of digital, creative and design as we support existing and new clients as they seek to improve results and ROI”.