Touch associates, the integrated communication and events agency, has announced that it has formally merged with Milton Keynes-based events agency, dbmt, after a year of working collaboratively.

The agency became a minority shareholder of dbmt in 2014, with David Bottrill, owner of dbmt, joining the touch board and touch directors, Patrick Collins and Nick Bender, joining the dbmt board. Following the merger, dbmt is now fully owned by touch.

Collins commented: “In a thoroughly modern merger, touch formed a strategic alliance with dbmt and like most grown-up modern relationships we decide to live together first to see if we were truly compatible and that collaboration went so well it made sense for the two companies to become one!”

Bottrill said: “The decision to become one with touch was an easy one to make, the success during the year we spent together exceeded expectations in every way and it just made sense to take the relationship to the next level. It continues to be business as usual looking after our clients delivering the same great service and dedication that they have always enjoyed but with just a bit of touch magenta magic sprinkled in there too.”