Newcastle based Arcus Studios latest business to benefit from the North of Tyne Culture and Creative Investment Programme

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The North of Tyne Culture and Creative Investment Programme is today delighted to announce a £150,000 investment in Arcus Studios, a multi-award-winning animation and multimedia company based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Since forming in 2010 Arcus Studios have built a great track record having worked with clients such as BBC, E4 and the McMillan Trust. The capital injection will aid cashflow stability, capacity building through staff team expansion, and value addition through enhanced financial governance.

This marks another investment by the North of Tyne Culture and Creative Investment Programme, a partnership between Creative UK and the North of Tyne Combined Authority which offers first of its kind financial and business support to those working in the cultural and creative industries in North Tyneside, Northumberland and Newcastle.

Arcus Studios team, from Left to Right is James Taylor, Milo Wood, Dominic Murphy and Michael Gandham

Rahul MisraInvestment ManagerNorth of Tyne, Creative UK, said:

“We are delighted to invest into Arcus Studios through our North of Tyne Culture and Creative Investment Programme. Arcus have shown the tenacity and perseverance that it takes to run a truly creative business. They have been on an upward trajectory since navigating the challenges of the pandemic, and through our investment, we look forward to supporting the next phase of their business journey.”

Michael Gandham – Co-Director and Creative Producer of Arcus Studios Ltd says:

“We’re really excited about the opportunity that this loan offers for Arcus Studios to reach its potential.  It will enable us to hone our sales and marketing skills and employ the right talent to allow us to expand and diversify our offer and well as ease capacity issues within the core team.

Creative UK have been a joy to work with and they relayed the procedures and applications in a non-daunting way that made the whole process so much easier!

I would encourage any creative businesses in the region looking to address capacity issues or skills gaps, who just wish to expand their offer, to apply.”

The North of Tyne Culture and Creative Investment Programme is investing over £2 million on behalf of the North of Tyne Combined Authority through loan and equity financing. Providing loans of between £50,000-£150,000 and equity finance in the range of £50,000-100,000 per investment, the programme offers long-term finance for commercially viable, growth-minded businesses that are innovative, operate in the creative and cultural sector, and can deliver meaningful impact in the region.

For further information please visit or contact Rahul Misra, Investment Manager, North of Tyne, Creative UK on

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