TH_NK’S Acquisition By EPAM Helps Drive Growth In Liverpool Based TH_NK LIVE
EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM), a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services, has announced its acquisition of TH_NK, a digital agency with consulting at its core, headquartered in London, with additional offices in Newcastle and Liverpool. In addition to strengthening EPAM’s digital and organisational consulting capabilities in the UK and Western European markets, this acquisition will also enhance the company’s global product and design offerings. TH_NK, founded in 2004, will become a part of EPAM’s fast growing Consulting and Digital Engagement Practices.
Ranked as one of the Top 100 Digital Agencies in the UK, TH_NK works with customers through its unique collaboration approach, helping them strategise for the future and develop in-house capabilities that enable organizational change and growth. The agency delivers full-scale digital transformation across all aspects of the enterprise-level change that companies want and need; from organization and culture through customer experience and technology.
“TH_NK’s collaborative, agile approach is different from traditional consultancies or agencies, and by bringing their model into EPAM, we can meet our customers’ demand for business and design-led consulting, creative thinking, digital platform innovation expertise, and the ability to deliver everything they need at speed and scale,” said Jason Harman, Co-Head Global Business, SVP, EPAM.
The news follows the recent launch of TH_NK Live, a new division of TH_NK based in Liverpool which is dedicated to unlocking efficiencies and value from clients’ current digital estates.
“EPAM is one of the leading engineering businesses in the world, which gives us an incredible opportunity to deliver the unique services we offer at TH_NK Live on an ever greater global scale. We are thrilled that our team, and the city of Liverpool, can be a part of that journey and growth” said Amanda Follit, MD at TH_NK Live.
“We chose to launch TH_NK Live in Liverpool this year due to the wealth of talent and opportunity that exists in the city. This is in part down to the great work that universities such as Liverpool John Moore’s, the Business School and secondary education such as The Studio School do in linking in with the digital sector to understand the needs for future talent.
It can also be attributed to the organisations that have embedded themselves into the community to close the skills gap such as BIMA, Agent Academy, Innovate Her and Oh!.
Our Liverpool team has already quadrupled in size since launch in April and we only expect that growth to continue in the coming years now that we’re part of the EPAM family. This is a unique opportunity for us to not only think big for our clients, but deliver big too.”
Learn more about EPAM’s digital strategy and experience design practice, and about TH_NK Live.