The AdGroup was originally started in 1986 & now comprises of a number of different companies.
These companies currently are:
AdGroup Holdings Ltd - A property, asset leasing & management services company based at Ad House, East Parade, Harrogate. This company was started in 1986 & was formerly known as Adbus Ltd. The company changed its main role when the bus, airport, ferry, roundabout & advertising divisions were set up as stand alone companies in 2006. The bus advertising division was sold to U.S media company Titan and in 2010 this re-named Ratcliffe Fernley Media after a management buy-out.
Airport Partners Ltd - This company specialises in managing & selling the advertising & promotional contracts at 23 UK Regional Airports. The company was started in 2006 from the then small Airport Advertising division. Airport Partners took over EYE UK Ltd, a larger competitor in 2013 and is in the process of merging the two companies together to form EYE Airports.
EYE Airports works with 28 UK Airports that carry over 100million passengers per year, making it the UK's biggest airport advertisement company in the UK.
Community Partners Ltd - This company specialises in the managing & selling of advertising space, promotional contracts & sponsorship opportunities for the public sector. Particular areas of speciality & interest are Local Councils & Central Government assets.
This company was formed in 2006 from two small divisions. Mike Brennan, formerly a Director at CBS Outdoor joined Community Partners in 2011 as Managing Director.
Graphic Evolution Ltd - Is a design, production & installation management company that can provide these functions at a competitive price, to any of the customers of the group companies. Again it was started in 2006, but had been known as AdGraphics beforehand & had been the production division. Karen Whitaker, formerly of Decker Media is the Managing Director of Graphic Evolution.
Wedding Partners Ltd - This company specialises in providing links and services to brides via magazines and a new nationwide app. This company was formed in 2012 by Ian Sykes and is a join venture with AdGroup.
AdGroup are delighted to have been recently re-accredited by Investors-In-People yet again. We have now achieved the “Investor In People” standard since 2001, highlighting not only our attitude towards the investment in and the development of our employees but also our continuous focus on improvement for our business partners and clients.