Emberson Group accelerates growth with acquisition of Halo Present

By Nick Batten on 6 April, 2022

Bath’s Emberson Group, a fast-growing network of entirely distributed creative, marketing and lead generation agencies, has announced its acquisition of Halo Present – a Bristol-based creative PowerPoint presentation company. 

Halo Present was founded by Steve Alford in 2021 and specialises in state-of-the-art creative PowerPoint presentations that captivate and persuade business audiences through the visual art of storytelling. After many years working in agencies across the South West, Steve set up Halo Present during the pandemic, where the demand in the professional creative presentations market saw a dramatic rise.

The Emberson Group acquisition will enable Halo Present’s business model to accelerate at pace, as an entirely distributed agency, with its employees working from home or from wherever they feel most comfortable. 

Steve, Creative Director for Halo Present said, “We are delighted to join Emberson Group at a really exciting time for creativity and communication. We can’t wait to supercharge our creative services through our union with Emberson Group. Nikki Barkwill, Halo Present’s Senior Account Manager, and I are very much looking forward to growing as a team and working within a supportive organisation that genuinely promotes a work/life balance and focuses on the wellbeing of each team member.

“PowerPoint as a medium has come such a long way since its inception in 1987. With 35 million PowerPoint presentations given daily across the globe by an estimated 500 million users worldwide, it is a huge growth area. As digital continues to advance, the scope for pushing boundaries and producing impactful, dynamic and compelling presentations has skyrocketed.” 

Clare Emberson Pratt, Emberson’s Group Managing Director, added, “We are thrilled to welcome Halo Present to Emberson Group. Steve and Nikki mirror our commitment for sustainable growth through a talented team who share the same vision and values. We’re continuously looking for inspirational creative businesses just like Halo Present to help us to grow as a force for good. It’s exciting to be part of their continued success story.” 

Pictured above: (left to right) Steve Alford, Creative Director for Halo Present and Nikki Barkwill, Halo Present’s Senior Account Manager