A Digbeth animation studio and production house has received £250,000 to help renovate its premises to film a new series.
Second Home Studios was founded in 2004 and has since won accolades including four Royal Television Society awards and two British Animation Awards.
It has recently been commissioned by Channel 5, BBC Alba (Scotland), S4C (Wales) and TG4 (Ireland) to produce a pre-school stop-motion animation series called Tweedy and Fluff.
The funding package is part of of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, managed by Maven Capital Partners and backed by the Recovery Loan Scheme.
Christopher Randall, founder and creative director of Second Home Studios, said: “Once produced, the upcoming Tweedy and Fluff series will be the first of its kind to come from the city.
“With so little support around for an expansion of this scale, we’re incredibly grateful to Maven for offering this fund which will make a huge impact on building the studio facility we need.”
The studio has previously worked with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, WaterAid, National Express, Sky, Sony and German educational channel Da Vinci Learning.
Sajid Sabir, investment manager for Maven Capital Partners, said: “It’s great to have such an innovative and creative business expanding its portfolio and bringing new, exciting opportunities to the region.
“I have no doubt that Second Home Studio Ltd will continue to evolve and succeed and I am glad Maven can join them on their growth journey.”