Broadcast edit firm to create eight new jobs at its Pacific Quay base in Glasgow
Broadcast post-production firm Editworks Scotland (EW Scotland) is investing £200,000 to expand its Glasgow headquarters.
The investment, which is going towards adding new editing and audio suites at its Pacific Quay base, is being supported with £68,000 of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) funding from Scottish Enterprise.
Editworks said the expansion will lead to eight new jobs being created.
EW Scotland launched at The Hub in Glasgow’s Digital Media Quarter in 2010, close to the headquarters of STV and BBC Scotland.
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’.
The company has gone on to win editing contracts for a number of TV productions.
EW Scotland chairman Andrew Barrett said: “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.”
Lena Wilson, chief executive of Scottish Enterprise, added: "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 more 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."