Leeds digital agency Ascensor are celebrating 15 years successful business growth, this November, by commissioning artwork produced by Leeds street artist Burley Banksy.

The mural, created at their Leeds offices, snapshots several of Ascensor’s achievements with visual references to key milestones in the company’s history.

Ascensor managing director Andrew Firth says: “We commissioned MJH Art Studio to produce the illustration and we’re delighted with the finished Burley Banksy interpretation. We wanted the piece to be abstract whilst representing key elements of our history. It’s been great to work with this Leeds legend, especially with our ties to Leeds United.”

Andrew adds: “Ascensor was founded in Batley in 2007, this is represented by the mythical belfry bats of Batley. The piece celebrates our move to our Leeds HQ in 2019 with its iconic skyline, and of course Elland Road.”

The street art captures some of Ascensor’s key acquisitions, including their purchase of Blue Mantis and Green Gecko Digital assets in 2021.

Andrew says: “We’re also delighted that the mural reflects our ISO 27001 and 9001 accreditations, which show our commitment to online security, processes, and quality management.

“There are also visual clues to our award-winning status, including the Northern Digital Awards motif, at which we were winners of Large Digital Agency of the Year in 2021 and Integrated Agency of the Year in 2022. These awards are great recognition for the team’s efforts as we help our clients drive growth through conversion.”

Andrew adds: “The mural will greet colleagues and clients when they arrive at our offices. Its abstract style depicts our journey from humble beginnings to one of the most sought-after agencies in the City, for businesses looking for a conversion specialist agency to help them to grow. Our mural by Burley Banksy is a great reminder of what we’ve achieved; it underlines our first 15 years, here’s to the next!”

Primary school supply teacher Andy McVeigh, aka Burley Banksy was catapulted to regional, national and international fame following his work painting key characters and moments from Leeds United Football Club on pavement telecoms cable boxes surrounding Elland Road.

Andy, says: “My street painting began during lockdown, with a friend and I painting flowers on street cable boxes, to cover up graffiti tags. As a Leeds United fan, I turned to capturing seminal people and moments from Leeds United’s history on the pavement wiring boxes on the streets which lead to Elland Road. I thought it would be a great way of educating local youngsters on the history and successes of LUFC.”

Commenting on his artwork, Burley Banksy says “I was really pleased when Andrew Firth asked me to produce custom street artwork for Ascensor. Like me, Andrew is a huge fan of Leeds United so knew about my work.”

Andrew Firth concludes: “The mural has hit the spot, it looks great, it tells a story and we’re honoured that Andy was happy to work with us on this.”