Acomputer graphics company founded in a bedroom in Lytham has opened a new studio in Manchester.
RealtimeUK, founded by MD Tony Prosser, is based at Westby with 31 staff.
The expansion has been fuelled by a spate of recent broadcast-related business wins, plus an expansion of the team including 10 new hires in the last year.
A number of the new staff were hired specifically to work out of the new Manchester office.
Tony said: “This is a great move for us. We have been growing steadily and have been thinking about opening in Manchester for a while.”
He said the company has already attracted talented artists and animators from the US, Poland, Sweden, France, Spain, and Brazil, but believes the expansion will enable it to attract more due to the appeal of the vibrant city.
He added having RealtimeUK staff there will also make it easier to work with city based agencies and production companies.
The studio will be spearheaded by head of production Jane Forsyth, operations manager Jill Sheffield and account director Steve Beckett.
RealtimeUK produces CGI adverts fro the automotive industry, cinematic games trailers and in game animation for the video games industry, plus immersive content for online marketing.