Carbon Digital has been named as one of just ten Future Leaders in a new report published by Creative England.
The latest accolade for the MediaCity Visual Effects agency comes as Creative England also announces the Creative England 50 (the CE50), which highlights innovative and creative individuals and companies across England that are pushing boundaries in their sector.
The list covers companies working across the film, TV, games and digital media sectors and a panel of judges was then asked to choose their 10 Future Leaders. The judges highlighted the ten companies who have demonstrated innovation, strong growth promise and “the potential to disrupt their sector with true innovation”. The judging panel comprised Nicola Mendelsohn (Facebook), Saul Klein (Index Ventures), Rory Cellan-Jones (BBC), Rebecca Burn-Callander (Telegraph) and Stuart Rock from the ‘Business is Great’ Government campaign.
“We are delighted to have been chosen as a Future Leader within the Creative England 50,” said Carbon Digital’s Business Development Director Ian Richardson.
“Making the CE50 list itself is a fantastic endorsement of our creative achievements here at Carbon Digital over the past year; being highlighted as a Future Leader is further testament to the incredible work the team has done.”
Carbon Digital’s Managing Director and Co-Founder Sue McHugh added: “Now is a fantastic moment for us to acknowledge and celebrate the support we have received from Creative England. Their backing has had a direct impact on Carbon Digital by allowing us to launch a dedicated VFX driven Games Trailer division in January 2014. This new initiative drove a year-on-year increase of 54 per cent in our turnover for our financial year to October 2014, with turnover forecast to more than double in the current financial year.”
Creative England is dedicated to the growth of creative businesses. In the past three years it has invested over £14 million in the film, TV, games and digital media industries. It has helped to create 49 new digital creative businesses and provided support to 500 more.