“Recruitment is vital to our growth strategy. We work with major global gaming companies for some of the highest profile projects. Increased demand for our services required substantial investment to ensure we can attract the best talent to join our team. It was important to us to find the right investor. FW Capital have a long track record of supporting businesses in the creative and digital sector and we felt the really understood our business and the industry we work in.”
Lytham St. Anne’s-based Airship Images Ltd offer end-to-end art services for the games industry - from full character creation to vehicles and props. Creations are used by some of the world’s largest gaming companies including Disney, Microsoft, Ubisoft and Supermassive Games.
Airship Images was set up in 2008 by CEO Joseph Harford and during the last financial year relocated its two offices in the Blackpool area to one large office in Lytham.
The company is at the forefront of research and development into new design and production techniques, which has cemented its reputation as one of the leading artwork studios for the games industry.
They received a £350,000 loan from the NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance Fund to support the recruitment of 11 new staff – taking the total workforce headcount up to 26.