RIO welcomes Cornish creative agency to Devonport Guildhall

The Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) have given Liskeard-based company Voice Group a permanent home in Devonport Guildhall.

Since renovating Devonport Guildhall in 2010, RIO have given the Ker Street landmark a new lease of life, reinventing it as a social enterprise hub and community venue.

“We’re delighted to have such a successful company as Voice Group joining us at Devonport Guildhall,” says Ed Whitelaw, Head of Enterprise and Regeneration at RIO. “This is clear evidence of the positive early impact of the work to develop Devonport Market Hall as a new kind of digital hub, further putting Plymouth’s digital and creative industries on the map.”

Voice Group are a full service creative agency, with an in-house team of designers, developers, copywriters and project managers. The company are best known for their mobile-friendly website design and development but they are equipped to take on all manner of marketing projects from business cards to across-the-board rebrands.

“We’re excited about Plymouth’s future,” said Nick Dell’anno, creative director at Voice Group. “With projects like Devonport Guildhall, RIO’s new digital hub at Devonport Market Hall next year and Ocean Studios at Royal William Yard, not to mention two flourishing arts universities. There are so many plans afoot here that will hopefully result in new economic growth, and we want to be a part of that.”

The Cornish agency has no plans to leave its home location. The firm is already looking for interns to join them, with their arrival to the city being good news for locals trying to find a way into the industry.

“So now, as well as being able to offer our skills and experience to Plymouth businesses, we’ll also be looking to bring some Plymouth-based creatives in to work with us,” said Nick. “We have much better access here to the young creative talent coming out of the city, so hopefully we can help stop Plymouth losing so many young people to London and Bristol.”


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