Local web design, development and marketing company Two Superior Studios Ltd has moved into its new office at Tamar Science Park (TSP), marking a major milestone in the growth and expansion of the business.
Plymouth University graduate and former research assistant Richard Davey, Director and Head Developer at Two Superior Studios, incorporated the company in January 2013, following the success of his freelance web design business Richard John Davey Web Design.
Two Superior Studios offers a full service of digital and creative services, including website design, development and 24/7 aftercare support; online marketing including social media, search engine optimisation, Google Adwords and blogging; as well as IT testing and deployment.
The company has a wide range of clients, from local businesses such as Tecmarine and LJH Electrical to national and international companies including Eve Magazine and the BMW Sauber F1 Paddock Club, and Richard Davey has more than 12 years of experience in the industry.
The company moved into its new offices at Tamar Science Park on Monday 4 March.
Richard Davey, Director and Head Developer at Two Superior Studios said: “I’ve been operating as a sole trader for the past year, but the volume of work I’ve had coming in has been so much that I took the decision to incorporate the company and start looking for professional office space to operate from. I looked at all the business parks in the area, but Tamar Science Park was by far the best value for the facilities, networking and opportunities it will bring.
“Compared to other business parks Tamar Science Park looks much more professional rather than industrial, and the more design focused appearance will create a good first impression for visiting clients. It’s also not just an office space, but a community, which will help me as I grow the business. I’m looking at taking on two new members of staff later this month, a web developer and graphic designer, and through Tamar Science Park I will be looking to link with the graduate placement scheme at Plymouth University”.
Tamar Science Park provides a complete business environment for its clients, with a broad range of business support services on offer as well as high quality office accommodation and resources.
The Park welcomed 23 new clients in 2012 and Two Superior Studios will be the fourth to take up residence in 2013, strengthening its position as a hub for businesses in the digital and creative sector.
Spread over 25 acres, the Park houses more than 80 organisations, employing around 650 people and generating nearly £100 million in revenue. Along with digital and creative, key sectors for TSP include:
• Advanced Engineering & Marine
• Environmental & Renewables
• Medical & Healthcare
• Research & Development
Simon Chamberlain, Chairman of Tamar Science Park, said: “Two Superior Studios is the fourth ambitious, growth-minded business to join us in 2013, and it marks a fantastic start to the year for the Park. Tamar Science Park has everything a business in the early stages of growth needs to flourish – first class facilities and a wide range of business services, along with unrivalled opportunities to network with other businesses operating in the same sector. With what we have to offer, Two Superior Studios will be in the ideal position to expand and create more jobs in the creative sector here in Plymouth.”
Businesses based at TSP have full access to the support and services offered by the Growth Acceleration and Investment Network (GAIN), of which TSP is a founding partner along with Plymouth University and Plymouth City Council. The networks aims to accelerate the creation, growth and investment in high quality businesses and ideas to create wealth and jobs in the region.
Julian Beer, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Plymouth University said: “We have had many graduates from Plymouth University go on to achieve great success in the creative industries, and it is fantastic to see Richard Davey, another of our alumni, making a name for himself and growing his business. With high quality facilities such as those at Tamar Science Park available, Plymouth has become a viable base for creative businesses to operate from, and I hope that with the support of TSP and GAIN, Two Superior Studies will continue to expand and create more jobs in the city.”
Leader of the Council, Councillor Tudor Evans added: “Once again, Tamar Science Park has been able to attract the sort of the business that we can’t get enough of: a home-grown business that’s going places, yet staying right here at the same time! It’s brilliant news.”