Ride Shotgun acquires CGI powerhouse, Creative Content Works

Posted by: Amanda Mulquiney - 09.08.23

Drumroll, please…

We’re absolutely thrilled to share some fantastic news: the Ride Shotgun family is growing with the exciting acquisition of the tech-savvy CGI team at Creative Content Works (CCW), currently based in Manchester and Sofia, Bulgaria.

Together, we’re combining our strengths to form one of the largest independent CGI Production companies in the UK. The addition of CCW’s expertise further enhances our commitment to delivering seamless joined-up brand journeys with a team of now over 160 experts at every stage. In short, we’re hoping it’s going to be a real game-changer!

Mark Mallinder, CEO of Ride Shotgun commented, After the successful acquisition of Set Visions last year, we recognised the growing significance of CGI as part of our business proposition. We have long admired CCW’s tech-driven approach to CGI production and are delighted to be able to complete this acquisition. CCW is a brilliant fit with our existing team, both culturally and operationally, so we’re really excited to see what we can achieve together.” 

Production Director of CCW, Dimitar Dimitrov, added Joining the Ride Shotgun team has been an exciting journey, and our teams are already working well together to drive both businesses forward. With our rich heritage in tech-driven CGI content and Ride Shotgun’s established brand and creative capabilities and broader proposition, we find ourselves in a unique position to deliver high-quality content, cost-effectively, and at unparalleled speed and scale.”  

In this new partnership, creativity meets innovation, and the possibilities are boundless. So, buckle up, and enjoy the Ride!

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