A THRIVING photographic and video company has become the latest tenant at the iconic Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley.
First Man Photography, run by Adam Karnacz, has moved into a business studio at Old Combing in the heart of the historic mill.
Sunny Bank, where Emmerdale and Heartbeat were once filmed, has been transformed in recent years into a 21st century business centre.
The mill has been renovated to provide space for small and medium-sized businesses. Altogether 70 companies are now on site, creating 350 new and sustainable jobs.
John Gaunt of Sunny Bank Mills, said: “We are delighted to welcome such an exciting company like First Man photography to the community at Sunny Bank Mills. We believe the pedigree of business we are attracting is a testament to the quality of our £7m refurbishment.
“We are especially pleased to have been able to conclude a deal in these most challenging and testing of times. The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the whole world upside down, with the commercial property market almost grinding to a halt.
“So we are proud to welcome a new tenant to Sunny Bank Mills in this difficult climate. We trust that Adam will find Sunny Bank Mills to be the perfect base for his expanding business. We have been striving to make Sunny Bank an inspirational place to be for over ten years now and this is paying dividends, as people are now slowly thinking about returning to their workplace.”
Adam said: “Lockdown has been extremely challenging. My usual commercial work, workshops, tours, talks and shoots have all be postponed or cancelled. Now, taking the space at Sunny Bank will allow me to create content in a dedicated space and to a higher quality.”