A Carlisle-based access and security systems company is working with city creatives as part of its expansion.

Black Box Security Solutions, based off Currock Road, has been collaborating with Zach Ord, of Outset Pictures, and Sam Mallard, of Defaced Designs, to widen its audience reach across a multi-channel world.

Pádraig Canavan, managing director of Black Box Security Solutions, said: “I’m keen to use social media, animation and video to reach as wide an audience as possible.

“Carlisle has been a brilliant base for running a UK-wide business these past five years and I’ve been amazed by some of the gifted young creative talent working in the city.”

Zach has been working with Pádraig on video production, including drone filming and capturing security systems on film, for the firm’s new YouTube channel.

Zach said: “We’ve been working on a combination of practical communication videos and some atmospheric shoots, making the most of Cumbria’s landscape and roads.”

Sam is known for his work in the music industry and his graffiti-style and approach to animation.

Pádraig said: “Sam’s worked on branding animation for Black Box that we’re already using on social media.

“He’s also played a huge part of creating an animated character, a honey badger, who we’ll use in future campaigns.”

Sam added: “Pádraig came to me wanting to do something different with visuals. We’ve developed ideas that will make Black Box Security Solutions stand out in its market as bold and energetic.”

Pádraig said: “We’ve found some great partners in the security industry since I set up Black Box and I’m now really pleased to be able to build up relationships with other young businesses who share my enthusiasm for doing things a bit differently.

“Zach and Sam, like our Carlisle landlords, sandwich shop contact and everyone else we’ve worked with, have been an important part of our growth as well as our loyalty to Carlisle.

“I see no reason why Black Box Security Solutions shouldn’t be supplying a growing part of the UK market and we’ll be doing it using creative ideas and inspiration from Carlisle.”