14 June 2023
A letter from the directors: Ariad and NedWorks Join Forces to Shape the Digital Future
We are delighted to share some exciting news that marks a new chapter in our journey. We are thrilled to announce that Ariad and NedWorks are merging, creating a powerful alliance to shape the future of the digital landscape. Together, we are embarking on an extraordinary adventure, leveraging our strengths to bring even more value and opportunities to our valued network of leading companies and community of professionals.
A New Era, Embracing Possibilities
In a rapidly changing market, we believe it's crucial to play it smart and embrace promising opportunities, and it’s stronger to stand together. That's precisely what this merger represents—a strategic move to reinforce our position by uniting the best of both worlds. Ariad and NedWorks share a common vision of building and driving incredible digital customer experiences, while keeping the uniqueness of people in the forefront, making this a seamless collaboration. By joining forces, we become an unchallenged market leader in the Benelux region, equipped to tackle whatever the world has in store for us.
Introducing Ariad, Our Unified Brand:
As we set out on this exciting journey, we have chosen to retain the Ariad name, as it symbolizes our collective identity and serves as a familiar face in the industry. However, we are refreshing our branding to reflect the fusion of our qualities and the expanded horizons ahead. Stay tuned for the unveiling, which will resonate, captivate and grow along with us.
What we want you to know:
We are convinced that our success hinges on the strength and growth of our community, including both our talented consultants and valued companies. Therefore, we arranged the focus with you at our center. This merger brings forth an array of benefits and opportunities for everyone involved:
Bigger Network: As part of our expanded family, you gain access to an even larger network of top digital specialists, making faster connections, broadening your horizons and fostering collaboration.
Leading Brands and Missions: With our combined expertise at large organizations, we can offer even more exciting opportunities to work with leading brands, driving your professional growth and impact.
Accelerated Career Development: We are committed to your growth and development. The merger enhances our ability to provide a vibrant, people-centric environment where you can thrive, with increased access to career guidance and community-driven development opportunities.
Expanded Service Portfolio: By merging Ariad with NedWorks, we are expanding our digital service offerings, enabling us to provide customized, client-centered solutions that cater to evolving market demands.
We are incredibly grateful for your continued support and trust, which have been instrumental in our journey so far. This merger aligns with our shared values of being vibrant, people-centric, and purposeful. Together, we will continue to strive for excellence, innovate, and deliver outstanding digital experiences for our clients.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to our consultants, clients, and dedicated team members who have made this key milestone possible. Your passion and commitment drive us forward, and we are excited to build a brighter future together.
Stay tuned for more updates and get ready to embark on this thrilling new chapter with us. We can't wait to see what we will achieve together!
Jeroen Geleyn, Managing Director
Nele Vanhecke, Sales & Marketing Director
Javier Cuadra, Talent & Recruitment Director