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Westmorland and Furness
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Digital, Media & Creative

in Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria

Westmorland and Furness is the perfect place for digital, media and creative companies to prosper, with relatively small teams in small studios working with big brands and international organisations.

Taking inspiration from their surroundings, businesses produce high standards of creativity for clients, delivering exceptional graphic design, software applications and new technology solutions. Look no further than local companies Lavahouse, Designworks, Cactus Creative, Net* and Plain Creative. As well as the web, smart technology is also being brought to the home, utilising the latest in integrated systems and harmonious design. Today, Westmorland and Furness is home to a vibrant cluster of world-class creative individuals and businesses. The Factory is a creative hub which is leading the way, with the former carpet factory converted into studios, galleries and artists’ work space. Our colourful creatives include Abbeyhorn, crafting quality goods from natural horn, and Jo Vincent who is an established designer and maker of architectural glass. We are also home to some of the most creative and innovative interior designers in the UK, with Interactive Wallpaper, Sarah Jane Nielsen and Fidget Design all leading in their field.

With a rich cultural heritage and stunning scenery, including the Lake District National Park, Westmorland and Furness is also an extremely popular location for many creative works, in particular filming and tv drama:

  • Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Miss Potter
  • The Windermere Children (powerful wartime drama)
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Deep Water (tv drama)
  • The Bay (tv drama)
  • Swallows and Amazons
  • The Voyage of Dr Dolittle
  • Withnail & I
  • Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later
  • Bollywood blockbuster Mr Bhatti on Chutti
  • Housewife 49 (the poignant wartime drama)
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