WILD CREATIONS (Cardiff)

Origins

Matt Wild, a graduate of the RWCMD, set up Wild Creations in 2010 following a stint working on Doctor Who as a set dresser. Matt saw a gap in the market for a company that could literally realise the ‘Weird and the Wonderful’ and with a desire to create something different, Wild Creations was born.

Our main challenges when starting the business

Growth within the first few years meant that a lack of workshop space proved challenging when taking on new business as well as fulfilling current jobs. The solution for Wild Creations was to look for a larger workshop an during the beginning, Wild Creations were let down by a client who went bankrupt. This left a huge deficit that the company had to overcome.

Success Factor

Investment in people has meant that Wild Creations are able to continue to deliver the high standards they strive for which in turn has helped to maintain a reputation within their industry. Bringing in heads of departments and ensuring that processes and structures are put in place has allowed the company to become far more efficient. Wild Creations now has a core team of staff making up 16 full time with a raft of talented freelance staff dipping in and out. Investment in a bigger workshop has meant that the company is not only able to take on more projects but also much larger scale projects. Recently taking on a further 2000sq ft takes the overall space of the company to 18,000 sq ft. Investment in machinery such as a KUKA Robot and a CNC machine means that the company can increase productivity within the workforce. Recent investments in large format and 3D printers means that Wild Creations can offer a full in-house solution allowing quality to monitored at all stages of production.

The Future

Wild Creations will continue to invest in people, the workshop and machinery to help further grow the company. It plans to widen and increase revenue streams by expanding further into areas such as museum work and theme parks.