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St Ives is an international marketing services group. Together, the Group’s growing number of successful, dynamic businesses serve leading brands internationally, with offices in the UK, North America, China and Singapore.

We operate not as a single entity but as a group of market-leading businesses. Each has its own unique value proposition, yet each collaborates closely with the other Group businesses, providing the complementary services that add real value to our clients.

We work with international, consumer-facing brands across all major sectors. These include – retail & FMCG, healthcare & pharma, financial services, media, technology, automotive and charity. We help them determine their strategic direction, and design and deliver world-class solutions to match their specific requirements.

St Ives employs more than 3,000 people in the UK, North America and Asia.

Our service divisions can be seen below. 


Data fuels marketing, and St Ives has invested heavily to be a leading provider of data services.

Occam, our data-driven marketing specialist, adds the power of bespoke technology to deep knowledge of the best platforms to drive database management, analysis and campaigns that produce results.

Response One uses data to understand and change customers’ motivation and behaviour for clients. Specialist services include Affinity Sampling, a new approach to sampling campaigns that pairs well-known consumer brands with partner distributors, and Reciprocate - the UK’s biggest charity donor data pool.


St Ives Group has a range of consultancy and insight services in its armoury, covering operations and procurement, investor and retail expertise, and consumer insight.

Pragma is the leading consultancy specialising in retail and consumer markets, airports and commercial spaces, using a unique combination of research, analysis, retail operations and implementation skills that sets it apart.

FSP Retail are a retail and consumer markets consultancy. Working closely with Pragma, FSP provide risk analysis, market intelligence, leasing support and consumer insight to leading retail businesses

Incite is a strategic research consultancy offering international insight and analysis services to its clients. It provides expertise in disciplines including branding, pricing, innovation and behaviour change.

Hive (The Health Hive Group) is a leading independent healthcare strategic consulting and communications business whose philosophy is to improve patient outcomes by creating change in healthcare communications.


Cutting-edge digital services are a source of growth and pride for the Group, following a series of high-profile acquisitions.

Amaze is a full-service, global digital marketing and technology company with international clients and a strong creative ethos. The business specialises in digital strategy, insights and communications, through to design & build, digital commerce and global implementation.

Realise combines leading strategy, technology, creative and production services to bring digital ideas to life for clients across a range of sectors.

Branded3 is an award-winning search & digital agency that leverages audience engagement to grow search visibility and amplify brands online. It does this through a combination of services including SEO, design, development, and content creation and management.

Solstice Mobile is a mobile-first digital product design and engineering firm, delivering engaging strategies and technologies to the world’s leading organisations.

The App Business is a mobile focussed, app development consultancy.

Marketing Activation

Our Marketing Activation division comprises of our Marketing Print businesses and our Field Marketing Business. 

From high-street store chains and supermarkets to sports stadia and airports, a whole range of marketing activation services to suit our clients’ needs is on offer through the St Ives Group.

Marketing Print:

SIMS works with clients to reduce costs, improve quality and streamline processes, shaving budget from operations and precious time off marketers’ duties. The business also acts as a gateway to St Ives’ services, matching customers to a complete range of marketing and print solutions available within the Group – or externally.

SP Group is an expert in both large-volume runs and specialist display executions for retailers and brands, providing high-quality services at competitive rates for customers. SP is complemented by sister design studio The Shop, which provides a seamless creative element for campaigns.

Service Graphics is St Ives’ dedicated large-format printing service, using high-impact visual communications to change space for clients. The business holds a Royal Warrant and operates a high-calibre service run by experts with many decades’ printing experience.

Field Marketing:

Specialist field marketing consultancy Tactical Solutions thrives and prides itself on measuring each system that store owners operate and optimising everything from stock control to in-store displays, influencing the sales process to improve ROI. The agency does this through a dynamic combination of data analysis, brand engagement, mystery shopping, retail auditing and sampling/experiential services.


Clays has more than 200 years’ experience under its belt and remains one of the UK’s biggest book printers. It lists all the major publishing houses as clients and has expanded into complementary areas including e-books, short-run printing and self-publishing management.

Being part of St Ives means Clays can offer a wider range of products, supported by more professional added-value services than any of its competitors. These include design, manufacturing, fulfilment, distribution and delivery.

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