Ex-Nissan worker moves business from bedroom to new offices

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A MOVE from a bedroom to a business centre is helping a creative venture focus on its future.

Kliq Creative took up residence in Sunderland’s North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) earlier this month as it pushes on with its plans to grow.

The firm’s chief executive officer Chris Greenwood, a former Nissan worker, said: “Not only is the BIC in the heart of the region, but I was interested in building on past relationships with a number of on-site businesses that had shown a genuine interest in utilising the brand services in the past.

“In the last 10 months, I’ve spent a lot of time at the BIC, working on filming projects for websites and commercial photo shoots, so I’d become very attached to the centre and its facilities.”

Less than a year ago, Chris was working out of his bedroom with no photographic equipment.

Now Kliq Creative, which helps companies use creative marketing methods to attract more business, occupies 190 square foot of studio space in the BIC. 

The centre’s advisor Chris Craig, who helped him through the start-up process, said: “Kliq Creative has come a long way since our initial meeting, as the company now offers a real mix of creative services.

“Chris had a clear business strategy in place from day one, which is encouraging to see, and I’m thrilled he has chosen the BIC as a base in which to grow his company.

“I wish him all the best with his future ventures.”

The company continues to expand and will add a full-time photographer and videographer to its workforce in September.

BIC, in Wearfield on Enterprise Park East, offers office space, areas which can be used to develop science and technology ideas and vitual space, which allows businesses which want a prestigious address, but do not need their own space or prefer to work from home by hosting email accounts, discount on meeting room bookings and help with IT and marketing.