Beattie Chairman, Gordon Beattie and CEO, Laurna Woods

 Beattie Chairman, Gordon Beattie and CEO, Laurna Woods  

Following the news that the Brass Agency in Leeds has gone into administration, Beattie Communications has issued a plea to other agencies to get in touch if they are also experiencing cash flow problems.

“What happened with Brass was a tragedy that should never have occurred,” said Gordon Beattie, the Chairman of Beattie, the integrated communications agency, which has an office in Leeds.

“Brass was a great agency with a proud history and a hugely talented team. I’m confident we could have turned that business around had they come to us for help.

“Times are tough across the marketing and communications sector but a few agencies, like ourselves, are bucking the trend and doing rather well.

“I’d hate to see any more creative agencies go to the wall because of a lack of funding. We have an investment war chest and we’re ready to dip into it to help turn around vibrant businesses that are struggling in the present financial climate.”

Beattie CEO, Laurna Woods, said: “We are prepared to invest in PR, digital, social, creative and content firms anywhere in the UK or Ireland.

“What’s more, we’re always looking for fresh talent so we’d love to hear from staff at Brass who have been made redundant as a result of the agency folding.”

Headquartered in London, Beattie has 12 offices in the UK including Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast and four Beattie Tartan offices in North America.

Beattie also operates a chain of specialist marketing boutiques under the Only brand. They include Only Marketing, Only Health and Only Retail.


Neina Sheldon
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