Media, Fundraising and PR specialists, Cause UK, has welcomed Harrogate International Festivals as a new client for 2013.
Clair Challenor-Chadwick, MD of Cause UK, said:
This adds to our portfolio of high profile cultural and tourism initiatives, we’re absolutely delighted to be working for Harrogate International Festivals.
The arts organisation hosts a vibrant portfolio of festivals, events and outreach work all year-round, including Europe’s biggest crime writing festival, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.
Clair Challenor-Chadwick added:
Harrogate International Festivals celebrate its 50th Festival in 2015 with its 50th anniversary in 2016, and we will engage audiences old and new to support the Arts in our region.
The Harrogate Festival is the North of England’s leading arts festival. In 2012, the Festivals had an economic impact of £8.4m to the town with a 50% rise in hotel bookings, despite the recession.
Sharon Canavar, CEO of Harrogate International Festivals, said:
We’re excited to be working with Cause UK, they really stand out because of their dynamic and can-do attitude. It’s also great to be working with a Harrogate agency and to use talent on our doorstep.
In 2012 Cause UK completed national projects including a remake of On Ilkla Moor Baht’ At with Lesley Garrett, Brian Blessed and acclaimed songwriter Eliot Kennedy for tourism body Welcome to Yorkshire. Other high profile projects included securing a rare edition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol from New York after partnering with broadcaster Selina Scott achieving national and international media attention. For more information about Cause UK go to www.cause.uk.com.