Starting out as a PlayStation games developer, Lockwood Publishing had a string of hits on the PlayStation Home platform, becoming the leading developer of content for Sony’s ground-breaking social environment.

The Nottingham based business switched its focus to creating its own social platform and content on mobile platforms in 2013. Its core product, Avakin Life – where people can customise their avatars in a rich, virtual world – has reached 2 million downloads a month and has over 70 million active users.

Lockwood is continuing to grow by expanding out of its Nottingham based studio into new locations including Newcastle and Lithuania and expects to open in new locations in 2020.