Editworks (EW) Scotland - a leading Scottish post production facility based at Pacific Quay, Glasgow - has announced that it is expanding its operation and investing £200,000 in new editing and audio suites that will create 8 further staff jobs at its Glasgow headquarters. The company has secured £68,000 of additional Regional Selective Assistance funding from Scottish Enterprise to support its expansion and commitment to create new jobs.
EW Scotland opened its operation at The Hub in Glasgow’s Digital Media Quarter in 2010, close to STV’s and the BBC’s headquarters. Amongst the first shows to be edited in Scotland as a result of its launch at The Hub were ‘Eggheads’ and the National Lottery Show ‘In It To Win It’. Since then, the company has continued to develop and forge strong relationships with local television production companies. Its other post production projects include:-
Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas & Britain, Raise The Roof Productions, CH4
Jedward’s Big Adventure, Endemol Scotland, BBC TV
The Sarah Millican TV Show, So TV Scotland, BBC TV
1001 Things, THAMES Scotlandm CH4
Perfection, 12 Yard Productions Scotland, BBC TV
The investment increases the number of edit suites from 9 to 12 and doubles the capacity of the audio facilities. With the addition of the latest Pro-Tools 10 technology in both audio rooms, EW Scotland now offers a wide range of and independently bookable audio post production facilities, which includes a two man voice over suite, dubbing and full 5.1 surround sound capability.
Andrew Barrett, Chairman of EW Scotland said: “Today marks the official announcement of a further substantial Scottish expansion, representing a total investment of £600,000 into the Scottish creative sector. We see Scotland, and specifically Glasgow and its Digital Media Quarter, as a superb place to house our operations thanks to the facilities, culture and opportunities that Scotland's vibrant broadcast sector offers. We have worked hard to forge strong links with local production companies and we will continue to engage, train and employ local talent. This approach has proved to be successful so far.
“Our expansion is a fantastic 'good news' story for the sector as well as for the city itself, as it illustrates the real resilience and continued growth in these tough economic times. We look forward to bringing additional household TV programmes to be produced and post produced in Scotland and we welcome the support we have been offered in doing so by Scottish Enterprise.”
Graham Hutchings, EW Director said: “We are delighted to announce this expansion, and very grateful to Scottish Enterprise who have helped make this a possibility. It’s a testament to the growing and vibrant Scottish economy, in what are challenging times for the UK economy and the post production industry as a whole. Our commitment is to provide a first class creative environment for clients and be able to nurture and train creative talent. We are currently looking for editing staff, and the response has been overwhelming from very highly motivated applicants. I have literally had applications from all over Scotland and mainland Europe. Glasgow is truly on their radar as an aspirational place to work”.
Lena Wilson, chief executive Scottish Enterprise, said: "This is fantastic news for Scotland's creative industry sector and for the local Glasgow economy. Scottish Enterprise has worked closely with Editworks to support its expansion plans at The Hub, as a valued member of the Creative Clyde community.
"By offering RSA we can help home-grown companies expand and grow their operations in Scotland and just as importantly, encourage overseas investors to view Scotland as the ideal place to live, work and do business."
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Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) is the main national scheme of financial assistance to industry. It provides discretionary grants to investment projects that will create and safeguard employment in areas designated for regional aid under European Community law.
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