Koobr design studio at Banks Mill


Craig Barker is the managing director of creative design agency Koobr and is a former University of Derby graduate.

Koobr occupied a studio in Banks Mill from 2014 - 2016.

“Taking studio space at Banks Mill allowed us to be situated in a great location surrounded by creative people. The building itself boasts a wealth of character which helped to create a very inspiring working environment, whilst Derby is a great place to start a business.

We have received help from the University of Derby in a variety of ways, from support, training and guidance right through to receiving funding to help facilitate the employment of four of their graduates that have joined our team. Their staff were hugely supportive and a real pleasure to work with.

The University have built a strong presence in the West End of Derby over the last decade, in addition to Banks Mill, the Enterprise Centre, Britannia Mill and, most recently, the new School of Law on Agard Street, all demonstrate their on-going commitment to regenerate this area of the city."

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