Additional funding was provided by the two founders and majority shareholders in Uprise Marketing Rees Jones, and finance director, Geoff Thomas, who will remain the major shareholders in the new combined UpriseVSI.
Geldards and KTS Owens Thomas acted for Uprise Marketing.
The quality of the client list that the agency has built up in such as short space of time is a testament to the standard of work that Uprise produce.
Gareth Rees Jones, managing director of Uprise Marketing said: "Josh's appointment is a key step in our plan to continue to develop the business by targeting new clients both within Wales and throughout the UK.
Established in July 2012 by the former marketing and commercial director of the Celtic Manor Resort, Gareth Rees Jones, and the former MD and co-founder of IT Software Company FD Systems, Geoff Thomas, Uprise Marketing specialises in outsourced marketing and lead generation for SMEs.
Geraint Manning, left, and > Leigh Taylor are joining Uprise