Paragon gets clients set for break

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A COMPANY which designs and builds projects for tourist attractions has completed seven contracts ahead of the Easter break.

York-based Paragon Creative worked with Chocolate – York’s Sweet Story, Titanic Belfast, Sea City in Southampton, The Lost Cellars at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, Orkney Islands Visitor Centre, The White Tower store house at the Tower of London and Egypt Children’s Museum in Cairo.

Its work included providing scenery, theming, props, models, figures, sculpture, interactive displays, metal work and joinery, as well as design development and project management.

Managing director Pete Holdsworth, said: “These are seven stunning attractions and it has been a privilege to work on them. Our talented team has given the projects and our clients 100 per cent of their skill, effort and time.”

The company, which was founded over 25 years ago, has built more than 1,000 projects worldwide for organisations including the Science Museum, V&A Museum, Royal Armouries, Natural History Museum, Museum of London, London Transport Museum, Liverpool Museum, Tower of London, National Museum of Scotland, and hundreds of blue chip museums, theme parks and corporate clients worldwide.

The company is owned and managed by Mark Pyrah, Pete Holdsworth, Stephen Jackson and Colin Pyrah and supported by a team of over 60 staff.

During 2009 to 2010 over 50 per cent of its projects were exported and the number is growing.