Leeds based communications and events agency Hanglands have announced a raft of hires and client wins to mark their third birthday. The agency, founded by director Harry Ridgway in September 2018, specialises in music, festival, hospitality, event and cultural projects.

Over summer 2021 the agency has welcomed clients including North Yorkshire’s Deer Shed Festival, groundbreaking new UK vinyl pressing plant Press On, Leeds street food pioneers Manjit’s Kitchen, acclaimed folk duo Jacob & Drinkwater and more to their eclectic roster as well as delivering several exciting projects including ‘The Trail For Hope’ art trail in Leeds for Thought Bubble Festival and Leeds BID.

Alongside these new clients, Hanglands have increased their role with a number of long term clients, including Wakefield’s Long Division Festival and Leeds record label and development organisation Come Play With Me CIC.

Hanglands are pleased to welcome Jasmine Sidhu as agency assistant, who joins from live music institution the Brudenell Social Club, and long term freelancer Sam Airey, who joins full time as creative lead with the expectation of more hires before Christmas 2021. The agency have also bolstered their photography and video production capabilities with talented Leeds based filmmaker Jonny Ridout now looking after video projects and acclaimed photographer Andrew Benge leading on client and event photography.

Hanglands Director Harry Ridgway said: “To come out of such a tough time for all of the industries we work with in such good shape is a testament to how hard everyone has worked over the last 18 months. This year especially we’ve taken on some brilliant work and I'm incredibly proud of how we have adapted as a business to handle this increase. Sam has been a key part of the growth of the business and Jasmine is a fantastic and creative addition to the team - I can’t wait to see where we can take Hanglands next, together”

Hanglands Core Team - Photo credit: Andrew Benge