For the first time in its distinguished 182-year history, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society has undergone a major brand overhaul. The new look consists of a new purple and yellow logo that spells out the Society’s name and a new website.
The Harrogate-based charity said that its traditional green and gold crest, featuring the white rose of Yorkshire as its centrepiece, will still be used “when appropriate”. However, the new logo gives the charity a modern look that translates better across media platforms, including mobile phones. Another key reason behind the change was to make the Society’s name far clearer, with the crest only featuring the wording in small letters around its outside.
“A new logo and a new website will drive the Yorkshire Agricultural Society forward as well as promoting more prominently the work it does. While celebrating our heritage and tradition, we want to enhance the Society’s profile in an exciting and contemporary way and appeal to the next generation of farmers and stakeholders who will continue our legacy,” said Nigel Pulling, chief executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.
The new website opens with the story of the Society, created by Leeds animation studio Northforge, which showcases the ways in which the Society encourages, promotes and supports agricultural communities. The new logo can also be seen at the end of the film.
Created in 1837, the Society was established to celebrate and support the farming industry, with its first task to create a large-scale event, the Great Yorkshire Show. It now attracts 130,000 visitors over three days each July, attracting Britain’s finest livestock and equine competitors as well as Royal guests and industry leaders.
At this year’s Great Yorkshire Show – on July 9-11 – there will a new exhibition stand to tell the Society’s story and to showcase the work it does throughout the year, from holding farmer health checks and education days to running Fodder, its farm shop and café at the showground, as well as operating Pavilions of Harrogate and Yorkshire Event Centre as events venues.