Leeds-based digital agency Bolser is celebrating its twentieth anniversary and committed to a five-year lease extension on its offices within the city’s South Bank area as part of its ongoing growth strategy.

The business was initially founded in 2001 as a direct response marketing agency by managing director, Ashley Bolser.

Since then, Ashley has evolved Bolser into a digital agency providing a range of integrated services to major brands including Microsoft, Xbox, KFC, AIG, The Discovery Channel, Jet2 and EE. Today, the company comprises a team of almost 30 people and has a turnover approaching £2m.

Bolser’s services include digital strategy, user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design, web and app development, app store optimisation and search engine optimisation.

Speaking about the agency’s twentieth anniversary, Ashley said: “There has been incredible change in the digital marketing landscape over the past two decades. I am tremendously proud that Bolser has helped play a part in shaping and driving transformation in the sector with our distinct approach to innovation and technology.

“We’ve grown into a digital agency offering world-class services to global brands, and our successes have been down to the exceptionally talented people who have worked here over the past 20 years.

“Our team has fantastic technical knowledge and a straight talking, honest approach rooted in Yorkshire values, with many of our people having developed their skills at universities within the city. The talent we’re able to attract to the agency will continue to drive our future successes.”

Bolser’s offices are based in Holbeck within the South Bank area of the city which is currently undergoing a £350m transformation led by developer CEG to deliver a mixed-use scheme. Once complete, it will provide office, retail, leisure and hotel accommodation along with community uses, public realm and up to 750 new homes.

Ashley continued: “Leeds is a thriving city and a growing part of the nation’s digital economy. When this is combined with the hugely impressive regeneration of the South Bank currently being delivered by CEG, it makes perfect sense for us to extend the lease on our offices by another five years.

“We work with clients nationally and internationally, but we’re passionate and committed to having our head office based in this fantastic city as we continue to implement our growth plans.

“To reach our 20th anniversary is a massive credit to everyone who has been involved with Bolser. I am very excited to see where the next 20 years of innovation, opportunities and technology takes the agency.”