Advertising Agency, Gratterpalm in Leeds Office Relocation
Gratterpalm, the North’s leading advertising agency, has taken 15,000 sq/ft at No 1 Leeds agreeing a lease with group IVG for its prime Leeds scheme in the Yorkshire city – which will see undertake them a new Leeds office relocation. Group IVG subsidiary Oppenheim bought the building, the former Latitude Red, as part of a portfolio of office buildings acquired from HBG Properties.
After 20 years based in Kirkstall, advertising agency, Gratterpalm, has confirmed that it is moving in to Leeds city centre. Following months of careful planning, the company has now secured a lease on the second floor of No.1 Leeds, One Whitehall, and it plans to move the business there in the summer. With good access, thanks to the nearby motorway network and public transport links, the new central location will be much more convenient for both colleagues and clients. No.1 Leeds is the greenest building in the city, meaning that it will help Gratterpalm become more environmentally- sustainable as it continues to evolve.
As a result of becoming one of the leading advertising agencies in the UK, working with some of the biggest names in retail and employing some 145 people, Gratterpalm has outgrown its current building. The move to the new premises means it will have more quality space for its colleagues and there is also an option to take on additional space in the building.
Gordon Bethell, managing partner of Gratterpalm, commented: “We have been looking for a centrally-located, easily-accessible building which could be occupied cost-effectively. We have been very impressed with the running costs of No.1 Leeds, which has undoubtedly justified the relocation. We have access to our new office from 1st May, but as we don’t have to leave our current premises straight away, we can ensure there is minimal disruption to our colleagues and clients alike.”
Gareth Healey, managing partner at Gratterpalm, added: “We unveiled our new home at No.1 Leeds to our staff on 30th January and we couldn’t have hoped for a better response. This move is very significant to the company and marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in Gratterpalm’s history. The next 12 months and beyond promise to be momentous for the company and we’re looking forward to building a bigger and brighter future for our company, our colleagues and our clients.”
Gratterpalm have won a slew of awards, and they are regarded as the leading creative agency outside of London. Campaign magazine ranked them 21 out of 100 creative agencies, the only regional agency to break into the top 25. They have also won best Yorkshire firm to work for and are in the Sunday Times top 100 firms to work for.
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