Leeds-based digital agency Ascensor is celebrating strong business results by announcing an innovative fundraiser. As part of their 14th anniversary, traditionally represented by an ivory gift, they are launching an online fundraiser for Elephant conservation.

MD Andrew Firth explains “We have enjoyed some great business results and were looking for an interesting way to do some good, to celebrate our 14th year of trading, so the ivory connection made perfect sense. We are launching a Just Giving fundraiser to support the work of WWF in combat elephant poaching, where elephants are slaughtered for their ivory.”

Strong trading revenues.
Commenting on their results, Andrew Firth says: “Despite the operational demands of integrating four acquired businesses, we have achieved strong trading year revenues. The results follow two consecutive years of revenue growth in excess of 50%.”

Four acquisitions in close succession.
Ascensor, who specialise in web design, software development and app design, have continued to grow, with their recent acquisition of Green Gecko Digital marking their fourth acquisition in the preceding 15 months. They have a headcount of 39, rising from 28 over the past year.

He adds: “Our results are not only about strong revenues in a turbulent market. We have also continued to build on solid credentials, including full certification for ISO 27001, a rigorous international standard covering information security management systems. ISO 27001 is a core procurement requirement of many financial services firms and government agencies.”

The team as Ascensor has also received a string of awards, including Best Large Digital Agency at the Northern Digital Awards and Highly Commended in the Prolific North Champions Awards for their ‘Back to Business’ campaign for Raithwaite Sandsend Hotel.

International fundraiser with a local twist.
Andrew Firth comments: “Our ‘Ivory Year’ Just Giving campaign provides the opportunity to raise money for the important cause of elephant protection. And for every £20 donated, donors will receive the opportunity to win two hospitality tickets for Leeds United, for a match of their choice in the 2021 / 22 season.”

He adds: “These tickets would usually cost over £250, so in addition to helping save our natural world, donors could win tickets to a special football event.

Our online Save the Elephants campaign can be found https://www.ascensor.co.uk/adopt-an-elephant