Epiphany cake

Shaw or Draper?

Search marketing agency Epiphany has taken over 10,000 sq ft of refurbished space within a former grain mill in the New Dock area of Leeds as the agency celebrates continued growth in new client wins and staff recruitment.

Epiphany employs around 120 staff across its offices in Leeds and London. The headcount has grown by over 20 in the past six months.

The independent agency has picked up several new large accounts over the past six months including Virgin Holidays, On the Beach and Safestyle UK.

The company told Prolific North its fee income of £6.2 million for 2012 was a record figure and it was confident of achieving further significant growth this year.

Epiphany is the first large agency to move into the New Dock area of Leeds, which has been acquired by Allied London and is being redeveloped as a new creative hub for the city.

Epiphany was previously based in two separate buildings in The Calls area.

The new office, Small Mill, is a former grain mill that has been refurbished into a series of studios and offices over three floors complete with a reconditioned BT phone booth and a ‘Madmen corner’, an area that has been decorated as a playful homage to Don Draper’s office. Epiphany wouldn’t however be drawn on whether the drinks cabinet had been copied faithfully or what additional uses the couch may be put to…

Rob Shaw, CEO of the agency said: “The Small Mill gives us the room we need to continue growing the agency and provides a far better space for our teams to work and share ideas. It also gives us an amazing space to entertain clients and host events”.

He added: “I’m also delighted with our move to New Dock.

“This area of Leeds was fundamental to the city’s industrial economy in the nineteenth century, much like the city’s vibrant digital agency scene is in the twenty-first economy”.