A platform enabling companies and brands to ‘build the metaverse’ has announced the creation of 35 jobs in Manchester this year.

CGHero, established in the North West city in 2017 by Jonathan Lloyd and Chris Lawrence, featured on our MediaTech 50 innovation ranking, announced today.

It enables companies, brands, studios and content producers to collaborate with more than 4,500 CGI, 3D, VFX and AR/VR talent capable of delivering 3D content at scale.

To date, the platform has been responsible for delivering content across 1,000 productions for companies including Netflix, Disney, Epic Games, SEGA, NHS, BBC, Valvoline, LG and Unilever. 

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To scale up its capacity to deliver these projects, CGHero has announced that it will significantly expand its Manchester-based team. The company is currently recruiting for roles across marketing, sales, development, product and operations.

“It is exciting to bring together incredible teams from around the world to create next-generation immersive content and experiences,” said CEO Lloyd. 

“The scale of projects we are seeing is unprecedented, and entire worlds of content are needed. Our growing team will enable us to support more clients and build on our platform capabilities to meet the demand.”

Eyal Malinger of Beringea commented: “CGHero sits at the intersection of two fundamental trends shaping the global economy: the rise of the metaverse and the future of work. 

“As we see the widespread adoption of AR and VR, demand for 3D content – and the specialist talent required to develop it – will increase dramatically.”