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York company to build TV post production facility with SparkFund support.

Independent factual TV production company Button Down has been awarded a £17.5k SparkFund grant to help develop a state-of-the-art edit facility.

The edit suite will be equipped with the latest cloud-based technology which will enable editors and producers to remotely access the company’s editing and colour-grading systems.

This will generate a new income stream for Button Down as they plan to hire out these new facilities to the wider TV and filmmaking community in addition to utilising the facility for their own productions.
Pete Brandon, a partner at Button Down said: "We’re so grateful to SparkFund for this grant, it will really help us develop our business, make us more self-sufficient and open up our region to fresh talent.

"The SparkFund team made the whole process simple and straightforward so I’d encourage any business to get in touch with them to see if they are eligible for a grant."


SparkFund supports small to medium sizes businesses with innovation grants to help develop products, services and processes.

There’s still time for businesses to apply for a SparkFund grant, but funding and time is running out. Businesses can find out more and request a call from the team to talk through your project and apply.

SparkFund is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.