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Lindsay West is Joint MD of Garthwest Ltd, Founder of the Platform Initiative to establish the Humber region as a global hub of videogame development and creative content production.

Co-Founder of ViSR VR.

Director of WTCHH.

Garthwest is one of the largest independent manufacturers of corrugated cases in the UK, manufacturing more than 1.5 million per week as well as its POP and Creative division that designs and manufactures in-store marketing and promotional print for many high profile brands. It’s three sites are in Hull, Scunthorpe and Boston.

In 2010 Lindsay founded the Platform Initiative, a regional initiative to address youth employment in the high growth digital gaming & content creation industry.
The annual Platform Expo is now the largest expo of it’s kind in the North East of England.

The Platform Studios, free to use spaces for start up companies are established in The Hull College, The Grimsby Institute and The University of Hull.

Additional LEP role: Vice chair of the Business Development Board