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Orangepanda grows in Newcastle

Date 19 Oct 2007
Author The Editor

Two Tyneside multimedia graduates are celebrating the first birthday of their business. with a string of national contracts and plans for growth. Stuart Howard and Chris Wood met at Northumbria University and after graduating the two launched their own multimedia design company, Orangepanda.

Within a year the pair have worked with London design agencies and contributed to a number of national advertising campaigns. Based within the hatchery at Northumbria University, Orangepanda focus on multimedia services such as 3D animations, web design, motion graphics and interactive media.

Stuart said: "I'd always wanted to run my own business but didn't foresee it happening as soon as I graduated. My final year project prompted me to start researching the market and as I did, I realised the North East's creative industry was growing apace so knew that was the best time to take the plunge.

"Thanks to guidance from Business Link we secured a Cultural Business Grant from the Arts Council which enabled us to purchase essential office equipment. Since then we have worked closely with the Business Link team to attend networking events and we're now following up business leads and building relationships with key business owners."

The pair now plan to further establish their brand within the region and are currently looking to find permanent office space to grow the businesss.

Sarah Armstrong of Business Link said: "Orangepanda is a great company and Stuart and Chris are so passionate about their work. With ambitious goals, the pair are dedicated to making this business succeed and I look forward to working alongside them as the company grows."

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