Expanding digital sign firm attracts £250,000 investment

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THE signs are good for a firm that is creating jobs as it continues its expansion.

Beyond Digital Solutions, which supplies digital signs to clients such as Butlins, Volvo, Esquires Coffee Houses and the NHS, has secured a £250,000 investment.

The cash will enable the Boldon-based company to build a new hi-tech demonstration facility and continue a recruitment drive which has already seen five staff taken on this year.

Managing director Louise Richley said: “It is testament to the ongoing success of Beyond Digital that we have secured this funding, which is allowing us to invest in facilities and create new employment opportunities for the region.

“The digital signage market is a rapidly growing area of business and this investment puts us in an excellent position to capitalise on the opportunities available.”

Digital signs can range from messages on devices such as mobile phones and iPads, to TV monitors and outdoor digital billboards.

One growth area is the automotive sector, where sales staff can use Beyond Digital Solution’s technology to show customers different car configurations, features and benefits.

The funding comes from existing investor Middleton Enterprises and Newcastle-based Northstar Ventures’ Finance for Business North East Accelerator Fund.

Northstar director Ian Richards said: “BDS is a dynamic and exciting young company, and we are delighted to be involved in this round of funding.

“The new demonstration suite is really going to help them by being able to demonstrate to potential clients how digital signage can promote their own businesses.”

Jeremy Middleton, of Middleton Enterprises, added: “It is great to see an exciting digital business expand in the North East. It is one of only a few companies that can offer end-to-end support for clients looking to use digital signage.

“I think it has great potential.”

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