Ad Workshop, the Leeds-based design and marketing agency, has been acquired by Brahm for an undisclosed sum.
The deal gives Ad Workshop – which employs 27 people at its offices in Farsley, Leeds – the opportunity to develop within one of the UK’s largest independent communications agencies, and to offer clients an increased range of services.
Ad Workshop was founded by directors Paul Macauley and Anne Hadfield 22 years ago, and specialises in print and data driven productions for the travel, leisure, furniture and home shopping markets. Its clients include coach tour operator WA Shearings, short breaks specialist High Life, North American tour operator North America Travel Service, and tool and equipment hire firm Speedy Hire.
Anne Hadfield, director at Ad Workshop, said: “We could have continued to operate independently, but being part of Brahm gives us a bigger platform for future growth. It also gives us, and our clients, access to additional services and resources, and a more extensive acclaimed creative resource.”
Julie Hanson, joint managing director of Brahm, added: “We are always looking for opportunities to grow our business profitably and add to our skills base. Paul, Anne and the Ad Workshop team have built a strong company over the past two decades, and bringing it into Brahm will provide benefits for both their clients and ours.”
Ad Workshop will continue to be run from Farsley in the short term, but it is planned that operations will transfer to Brahm’s base in nearby Headingley early next year.