Newcastle design company celebrate second investment

A Newcastle based design company is celebrating after securing its second round of investment to help grow their business

Deadgood was established by Northumbria graduates Dan Ziglam and Elliot Brook in 2004 and now the Finance For Business North East Angel Fund are investing in their brand.

Both studied 3D design at the university and began with just an initial £500 investment and one product idea. 

The pair have since built a reputation for cutting edge design and  quality in furniture, lighting and interior products for commercial and luxury domestic premises, with an impressive portfolio of clients including the BBC, British Council and Philips.

Ziglam and Brook hope the investment will allow for further development of their product ranges, and pay for highly skilled employees, as well as increasing their market share in the UK and overseas.

Elliot Brook remarked that the company were keen to develop young design stars, and at the same time produce great British design.

He said: “This finance will help launch new collections of products and will allow us to build a portfolio of intellectual property from some of the most talented young designers in our industry.”

Natalia Blagburn, of Rivers Capital Partners, who manage the North East Angel Fund, commented: “Deadgood is a vibrant and exciting young company and is certain to go from strength to strength in the coming years.” 

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