Occam (now “Edit”) provides a range of outsourced data services including data processing, database development and management as well as data analysis, to the charity and commercial sectors. Occam’s clients have included Eurostar, Royal Bank of Scotland, the Ministry of Defence, Kia Motors UK, GlaxoSmithKline, Oxfam and the British Heart Foundation.
Our investment supported Occam through a turbulent period due to changes in market condition, the financial crisis, and data/data processing becoming increasingly more commoditised. We worked alongside Occam’s core leadership team to focus the business on new ways to accelerate growth, including the ‘Zebra’ initiative, which used data from customers to create a new strategy around product and service offering. The Zebra strategy ultimately saw Occam become a leader in its field.
We became acutely aware of the rapidly changing marketplace and, with Livingbridge’s support and backing, we have been able to transform the business into one of the UK’s leading direct marketing solutions businesses.
Non-executive Chairman, Occam