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Hydrant are pleased to announce that we are now part of Upbeat Productions Ltd. Joining forces allows Hydrant to offer a wider range of technologies and creative expertise and a larger team as well as national coverage with staff based throughout the UK, including central London.

Upbeat ProductionsThis move builds on both company's history and experience with Drupal, and a range of other technologies as well as adding valuable additions such as an extensive knowledge of Ruby on Rails, advanced search, video production and content creation.

Upbeat Productions have, in addition to Drupal and Rails, key technical experience in:

  • Agile methodologies
  • Rapid application development
  • Technical architecture
  • Full Stack development
  • Search & data - including Elastic and Solr
  • Content management
  • Video production and distribution

“This is a really exciting step for Hydrant and our clients. It means we can offer much more, while not compromising the local staff and knowledge we’ve built up over many years.
“I wanted Hydrant to broaden from our Drupal specialism and realised this meant being part of something bigger, but not too big. Upbeat are like another Hydrant - doubling what we can offer without compromising our culture and values.”

Hydrant Founder, Leo White

Hydrant will continue operating as usual with staff and all points of contact unchanged. Additional services are available to all our clients as well as planned activity for existing clients to meet our new owners.

“Hydrant is a great addition to the Upbeat family. We use similar methodologies and share the same values and approach. Hydrant is a great extension to our overall capability in Drupal and Rails, the combination will significantly increase our ability to support our growing client portfolio, and is part of our strategy to hire, support and invest in quality people. We’ve always had staff in a range of locations outside of London, and it’s great to be able to service clients more locally, and help grow regional talent."

Upbeat’s Co-Founder and Director, Keith Greenhalgh

About Upbeat

Upbeat Productions is a digital production agency based in Covent Garden, with an in-house team of over 20 experienced web developers, producers, social media experts, engineers, creatives, editors, cameramen, and designers who create well-crafted technology, engaging content and brands of all sizes.

We can draw all our skills together in a single unified project, or supply discrete services as required. Our flexibility and wide-ranging skills allow us to deliver a diverse range of services.

Recent clients on the technical side include Which?, Overseas Development Institute, Pottermore, YMCA and for the video production team include Sony Xperia, Bupa, Which?, major film studios such as Warner Bros and Universal, and independent film distributors like EntertainmentOne, Soda, and Kaleidoscope.

The group was founded by Keith Greenhalgh and Peter Robertson in 2004. Both Keith and Peter had the desire to create a company that was focused on a healthy culture, transparency, and quality work. Upbeat revels in the unusual, the large, and the adventurous. We are used to solving significant financial, technical, and operational challenges and often work on difficult, unusual and very high profile projects.          

Upbeat is a diverse, and “different” company. We hire talented, multi-skilled individuals who become part of our family and we don’t hide behind processes or account management. We invite clients to interact with us directly and openly: you will always be welcome to drop into our offices in London and now Hydrant Carlisle and Cheltenham. Please feel free to talk to any member of the team.

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