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Case Study

Grey Box Studio Ltd

Grey Box Studio Ltd


Manchester photographic business Grey Box Studio Ltd was awarded £100k of funding, £50k each coming from Barclays Bank and the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, NPIF  – BFS & MSIF Microfinance.

Grey Box is a successful creative content and photographic studio, specialising in the fashion sector with clients including Joules Clothing, Cotton Traders and Matalan.

Founded in 2014 by Directors Simon Grimley and Lindsy Agana, the business currently employs four members of staff at its studio in Ardwick and will be using their loan from Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and Barclays Bank to develop a new 6000sqft premises in Salford, to diversify into food and drink photography and to grow their team to ten by the end of 2017.

Simon Grimley, Director of Grey Box said: “Our goal is to become the number one creative content agency in the UK and securing this loan from Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and Barclays gives us just the injection of investment we need to take our growth to the next level.