Strategic relocation for expanding communications agency’s northern team

Katie Eborall

Communications agency, Grayling, has moved to new premises at Leeds Dock as it continues its growth across the North of England.

Its relocation to flexible workspace provider Department’s recently launched Leeds Dock site will enable the team to grow and experience hybrid working in a workspace that includes facilities such as meeting spaces, breakout areas, a gym, bar, café and specialist content studios.

Katie Eborall, Grayling director and head of North, said: “Leeds Dock is a hotbed for the creative and communications industry in the city and across the North, so it’s the ultimate new Leeds base for our expanding team and for strengthening our connections across the city that have been fostered since our inception more than 37 years ago.

“COVID has changed the PR Industry forever and this move is a strategic one that will help us to ensure we are always one step ahead on flexible working and providing our team with a base that is both dynamic and supportive, allowing us to prioritise wellbeing and cementing our culture as a high performing team.”

Anthony Powell, managing director of Department, said: “Having first welcomed Grayling to our Manchester location at Department Bonded Warehouse earlier this year, we’re pleased to now have their Leeds team also join our community of media and marketing businesses at Department Leeds Dock.

“Despite being a global agency, it’s great to see Grayling recognise the importance of being connected to the local places and people that its regional teams operate in.

“Its team will be able to immerse itself alongside the city’s most exciting businesses, and connect with them across work, social and wellness settings, truly giving it a competitive advantage.”

Grayling now has a network of nine UK bases, including offices in Leeds and Manchester. Among its clients are The Co-op, HSBC, British Glass, First Bus, Leeds Bradford Airport and YO!