ICT and Digital in South Lakeland
A region which has for centuries inspired creativity (look no further than Wordsworth, Ruskin, Romney et al), South Lakeland now boasts a thriving design and new media industry along with being home to a number of highly innovative IT businesses.
There's no denying that South Lakeland is an attractive location in which to live and work and, increasingly, this is being recognised as a key driver for creative businesses when looking to recruit and lure exciting new talent to the area.
Graphic designers and copywriters, film-makers, photographers and marketeers all contribute to a hub of creative talents which can hold its own when pitched against the big city rivals. The creative industries in South Lakeland represent a unique community of businesses who compete as much as they collaborate, with established networks of SMEs collaborating on projects to deliver first-class media for local clients as well as national and international blue-chip accounts.
Small studios operate in efficient teams to produce high standards of creativity for clients who appreciate they're dealing directly with the creative minds without the layers of account managers and suits associated with the large metropolitan-based agencies. South Lakeland is a home where IT companies can prosper and where relatively small teams are working with big brands and large organisations, delivering exceptional software applications and new technology solutions.
Significant investment and the planned roll-out of a super-fast broadband network will further improve the capabilities of the sector over the coming years, enabling the further development of web-based technologies and demonstrating that South Lakeland is a viable location for creative and IT companies.
The rural setting of Kirkby Lonsdale, famous for picturesque Ruskin's View and Devil's Bridge spanning the River Lune, is home to an award-winning company who create the homes of tomorrow with a 'magical' blend of automation and home entertainment systems.
Utilising the latest in integrated systems, harmonious design, meticulous planning and assured installation, The Majik House have become the people of choice when it comes to investing in smart technology – something to which a client roster of high profile celebrities and sporting personalities regularly pay testimony.
A good portfolio of existing business premises within the South Lakeland area, from incubator units to larger office suites, allows creative and ICT businesses to be up and running quickly after moving here.
Key points in summary:
- A vibrant, thriving industry sector in an inspiring location
- Small studios and agencies producing exceptional standards of creativity
- IT companies at the forefront of web-based and new media technologies
- Existing networks and community of like-minded creative and IT businesses