Social Communications has opened a new office in Leeds to serve a growing list of clients across Yorkshire and the East.

The office, on Aire Street, is the Manchester-headquartered agency’s second new branch to open this year, following the launch of a London office in September.

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Social Communications, which was founded in 2013, provides expertise in stakeholder engagement and planning consultation for clients in the housing, retail, energy and infrastructure sectors.

The Leeds office will be headed by group director Pete Wrathmell, with support from group managing director John Quinton-Barber and newly appointed non-executive chairman, Gerald Jennings.

Jennings is president of the Leeds Chamber of Commerce and has a number of other non-executive roles for Yorkshire-based institutions including Leeds City College and The Tetley.

Quinton-Barber said: “Since day one, we’ve always worked with clients in Yorkshire and the opening of a Leeds office is an exciting, natural progression for our business.

“With the prospect of a Yorkshire devolution deal not too far away, now is the right time to set roots down in Leeds as we aim to establish ourselves as the region’s number one public affairs and communications agency.”