Fylde graphic house defies Brexit in global talent hunt

Pete Leonard from RealtimeUK

Pete Leonard from RealtimeUK

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A Fylde-based computer graphics studio says it is hiring talent from across the world and will not be daunted by any Brexit fall-out.

In the past 12 months, RealtimeUK has hired eight people from five different countries.

The firm, which produces high-end, 3D graphics and videos for a range of companies from its Westby and Manchester offices, said changing international work agreements won’t stop them hiring talent from all over the world.

The rapidly expanding studio is ramping up its recruitment efforts, taking on a full time, in-house recruitment manager Pete Leonard.

Taking part in major recruitment events all over Europe including IAMAG Master Classes in Paris this month, RealtimeUK has acquired and relocated talent from Spain, India, Dubai, Switzerland, Poland, as well as from all over the UK to its main studio in Lancashire.

Pete said: “Finding the right people who want to work with RealtimeUK isn’t a problem.

“However, the visa applications and processes can be tricky at times but it’s not something we’re put off by, it’s just a case of putting in the work to make sure the relocation goes as smoothly and swiftly as possible. The changing international work agreements could make this process harder, but it’s something we won’t let phase us.”

Tony Prosser, founder and managing director, said: “Although Brexit does bring uncertainty we’re not going to slow down on our efforts.

“We’ve already taken part in IAMAG Masterclasses and plan to attend Rubika in April followed by Art FX in June.”

Bhavini recently moved from Dubai to work with RealtimeUK and said: “It’s clear Pete and Tony weren’t going to let anything get in the way of me progressing my career with RealtimeUK.

“I was impressed by the promptness that Pete showed to solve all my issues and queries until I finally received the visa. It was great to know throughout the process that Pete was around to help and advice on anything and everything that I needed”

Founded in 1996, it works with some of the biggest names in video games such as Wargaming, Sony,Amazon, Hi-Rez and SEGA and photo-real content for the car sector with the likes of Bentley, VW, Infinity and Aston Martin.

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