Leeds, UK-based post-production studio Bark & Bite is set to open its second facility – "the largest [UK] post house outside of London," according to the firm.
Bark & Bite will officially launch the new space in Manchester on Thursday 2 April 2015.
The company intends to "carve a niche," providing a London-grade post facility to agencies and production companies in the North with its new location in the city centre. The new studio will specialise in sound mixing services for radio and broadcast, commercials, high-end visual effects and motion graphics.
Past and present clients of Bark & Bite's include Sega, Ferrari, Nike, William Hill, Redbull, United Nations, Channel 4, as well as Manchester United and Manchester City Football Clubs.
The expansion to Manchester comes as the industry is experiencing an increasing number of agencies choosing to use dedicated independent boutique post houses, Bark & Bite says.
”The North is now officially ours. We are at the top of our game and now adding a world class audio studio to our list of services," said Bark & Bite MD Christian Knowles-Fitton. "There is a common misconception within the industry that you have to head down South for quality work, despite half of London upping sticks to Salford. We're here to give Soho a run for its money.”