Umpf's riverside office in Leeds.
Jane Imrie

Leeds PR agency set to grow workforce with launch of new London office

A Leeds-based agency is set to create jobs with plans to expand across the country.

Umpf has announced plans to launch a London office next month as part of its ongoing growth strategy.

Established in 2009, Umpf specialises in a range of services including PR, social and influencer marketing, and already works with brands such as Belling, Harrison Spinks, Keepmoat Homes, Landsec, Morphy Richards, the NHS, Stoves and The Travel Network Group.

It is expected that the agency will increase its headcount from nine to 15 full-time staff by June, with the new London office initially creating two new jobs as well as the planned launch of a new Cardiff base.

Umpf founder and MD, Adrian Johnson, commented: “The last year has been a tale of two halves. In April, with the pandemic setting in and three of our nine permanent staff on furlough, the future looked uncertain at best.

“By the end of last year, despite some clients still on pause, business picked up and since January we have been stretched, fuelled by organic growth.

“We’ve undoubtedly benefited from being able to offer a range of services – consumer PR, social, influencer, paid, plus our creative Studio – which has enabled us to offer more to existing clients.

“We will open a new office in London initially with two full-time staff, recruited from the south, supported by myself and the team in Leeds. In Cardiff, we’re probably looking at freelance support or a part-time role.”

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