Sunderland firm Twocan is on the ball with annuals

(from left) Louise Briggs, David Howell and Paul Briggs

(from left) Louise Briggs, David Howell and Paul Briggs

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A DESIGN firm has brought the Black Cats to book.

Twocan Design, based at the North East Business & Innovation Centre (Bic) in Sunderland, has designed and produced Christmas annuals for eight Premiership and Championship clubs, including Sunderland and Middlesbrough.

The company has been hard at work since before the start of the new season in August, preparing the publications to make sure they reach the shops in time for the run-up to Christmas.

The family firm, made up of husband and wife Paul and Sheena Briggs, and daughter Louise, has a growing football portfolio.

Twocan Design recently designed and produced former Wearside legend Gary Bennett’s autobiography and the firm has more exciting projects in the pipeline for 2012.

Paul Briggs, managing director of Twocan Design, said one annual in particular had been a labour of love for the team.

“Being a lifelong Sunderland fan, working with the football clubs has been really exciting for us,” he said.

“We’ve built upon our football client base year on year, having started with SAFC back in 1995, and it is something we very much enjoy. It is an area of the business we hope to continue building on in the future.”

The business, which was set up in 1994, works with clients across a range of sectors, offering design, photography, illustration, publishing and new media support to companies in the North East and across the UK from its base at the Bic.

David Howell, director of operations at the Bic, said: “Twocan is a fantastic business that is growing its client base at pace.

“There are some great businesses based at the Bic, and Twocan is just one example of a North East business that is making an impact at a local and national level and putting Sunderland and the region on the map.”

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