A West Cumbrian communications and live event agency has opened its first office.
Platinum Live, set up by 17-year-old Oliver Hodgson, has moved into the Bus Station in Whitehaven.
Oliver set up the firm 14 months ago and its clients include Whitehaven Rugby League, Xtreme Fitness and Bellcare.
Oliver said: “This is a fantastic step in the right direction for us, an office in a complex such as the Bus Station has always been the dream.
“I’m incredibly proud to have grown Platinum Live from my family home to an established premises in a little over a year, factoring in a global pandemic!
“I grew up watching shows like Dragons’ Den and The Apprentice, in total awe of what they do and to have acquired an office so early on, is very motivating.
“I’m rather optimistic about the future of offices, I’m a people person and I think that human interaction is something we have all missed over the last year or so.
“I set out to create a business with a difference, one which has a focus on keeping up with the times and the forever changing digital landscapes, I also set out to create a business with a focus on people and opportunities.
“I’m incredibly grateful for the support I have received from the Cumbrian business community. I’m really looking forward to the next 12 months as we all gradually return to normal life; I hope normality only accelerates the local business scene even more.
“I hope that fellow young entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs have confidence that Cumbria is a great place to launch a business, the community which surrounds you here is inspiring and motivating.”