Graphics and animation studio Mainframe has opened a facility in Manchester.

Headed by Chris Hardcastle, the satellite office will serve clients, including BBC Manchester, and act as an overflow for the firm's London HQ.

Adam Jenns, Mainframe owner and managing director, said: “We're looking to work with the city's ad agencies and broadcasters but we also have clients who prefer to work with non-London based companies.

"We're also very well placed for future work from BBC children's and sport.”