Leeds based integrated PR agency, Prohibition, celebrates 10-years in business this month, a milestone that was reached during a significant period of growth for the PR business.

Having recently acquired a stream of new clients, the business has grown from 15 team members pre-pandemic to an impressive 25 professionals today. This rapid recruitment drive and impressive growth period has led to the need to relocate the business from its Chapel Allerton offices to a new site double in size at Victoria Wharf right in the heart of Leeds city centre.

Amongst the newest recruits is Claire Beaumont, who specialises in reputation management and has joined the team as PR account director. Formally head of PR and content at Igniyte, Claire brings over 15 years’ of experience in PR and marketing to her new role, and will be directing a combination of both B2B and B2C retained accounts and projects.

Cathy Skelton and Danielle Harrod, also join the team. Both working as aAccount managers, Cathy and Danielle will both be supporting Claire and the wider business with the delivery of creative content, social media, PR and digital marketing campaigns across a range of clients, including Yorkshire Water, Interflora and CEWE Photoworld.

Supporting the management team will be new account executive Lauren Smith, who joins from Kevin Edward Group where she acted as group marketing executive, as well as experienced business accountant Nicola Gamble. Other new candidates include Sarah Dabharia previously from Asda and Becca Quinlan who joins as an account manager following six years at Tiger Bond.

Prohibition’s creative team is also expanding, with Josie Dunne joining from Makermet Creative as lead designer with support from new junior designer, Iram Jahangir, and videography executive Alexandra Langstaff, coming on board to support with the agency’s growing demand for video creative.

Chris Norton, managing director and founder commented: “I really can’t believe it has been ten years since we started the business, that time has genuinely flown. However, it is the past 12 months that have been truly defining for us. The pandemic put our ability and skills to the test and helped us to really refine and focus our approach on what we were about and what we wanted to do. The result has been an encouraging period of growth and this has meant we have had to undertake our biggest recruitment drive to date.”