THREE-dimensional image developer Real Visual can clearly see future growth – and says that is partly down to the support it has received at its Tamar Science Park base.
The firm creates 3D visuals for such businesses as architects, designers and trainers.
But it is breaking ground by creating software products, which can be sold as a package, in addition to its services.
“We are taking the latest 3D games technology and making it suitable for commercial markets,” said managing director Nick Palfrey. “We are capitalising our intellectual property and releasing software to the market.”
The firm was only established in February 2011, initially to deliver a major defence industry project. At that time based at media firm TwoFour’s Estover base, Real Visual moved to TSP because similar firms were on-site and because of he support available.
“And I knew we would be able to grow here,” said Mr Palfrey. “We are in the third year of trading and it’s increased steadily. This will be our year.”
When Real Visual moved in it had five employees, but has since added another two.
Once the defence project had ended, Real Visual had to seek further work.
But it was given a lift when it was part of a panel, put together by TSP chairman Simon Chamberlain, to push for investment during the America’s Cup World Series’ stay in Plymouth in autumn 2011.
“That gave us some stability and turnover has been good since then,” said Mr Palfrey.
The firm is now working internationally, with projects involving partners in the USA, Australia and Italy.
“Our turnover has increased because of large projects,” Mr Palfrey said. “But we need to continue to develop our client base.”
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