Last night, award-winning edit house Stitch christened their new space in Newburgh Street, Soho, by hosting a crowd of industry friends and clients.
The event celebrated their move from their original home on Kingly Street, just around the corner, to a purpose-built facility in a bigger space.
Having outgrown their old offices, the move has allowed Stitch to fulfil their ambition to expand their business. Commenting on the reason for leaving their address on Kingly Street, Tim Hardy and Leo King, Stitch co-owners, said: “We’ve given ourselves the chance to grow and develop further with this new space. It’s a brilliant working environment and gives everyone the room they need to be their most creative selves. Stitch was born in the Kingly Street facility and we loved it there, but we just got too big for it. We started off with four edit suites, built a fifth and then needed more!”
In the past year, Stitch have recruited two new editors, signing Nicholas Larroquere and, most recently, Jack Singer. The two now work alongside editors and founding partners Leo King and Tim Hardy and editors Phil Currie, Max Windows, Paul O’Reilly and Charlie Reddie.
2017 also marked the biggest event yet for sister company Homespun. Its talent nurturing competition, Homespun Yarns, pulled in record numbers of entries and guests. New directing talent was spotted through the competition and the event is set to grow again in 2018.
To cater for all of this expansion, the new facility is spread over two floors and contains a client area, a communal space and eight edit suites
Discussing the design, Tim and Leo added: “We were really keen on having a social space and wanted to make as much as possible of the natural light. We now have suites available to our editing assistants so they can hone their craft in the right environment with support from our senior editors. And (most importantly) we still have a roof terrace!
Whilst many in the industry have decided to disperse into parts of Greater London, Stitch felt it was important to stay in their Soho neighbourhood. “Not only did we stay in Soho, we only moved one street away. We all love Soho and really wanted to remain in the area. The heart and soul of the industry is definitely still in W1” added Tim and Leo.