The senior team at Coffee & TV’s Bristol base have completed a management buy-out of the business.

VFX firm Coffee & TV opened an office in Bristol in 2014, a year-and-a-half after the launch of the Soho-headquartered company.

Creative director Simon Clarke (pictured) and producer Jon Grafton have assumed ownership of the Bristol division in a deal which completed at the start of November.

The Bristol office, which has six full-time staff members and capacity for 25 artists, will continue trading under the Coffee & TV brand until the New Year when a new identity will be revealed.

Clarke said the Bristol office would continue to work on long form projects, in particular specialist factual and drama.

He said: “We will have a close relationship with Coffee & TV in London, and we are talking about projects that we will work on together.”

Coffee & TV managing director Derek Moore added: “We are delighted to pass the reins of the Bristol division to the local experts. 

“As the London studio has continued to grow it has become increasingly difficult to devote the necessary time and resources to the Bristol team.

“Expanding and driving the London business is our primary focus. We will of course continue our close and mutually supportive working relationship between the two sites”.

Coffee & TV’s broadcast work includes branding and GFX for BBC1’s Planet Earth II and a promo for ITV drama Marcella. Its credits also include commercials for Ladbrokes and LateRooms