Prime Minister visits Dovetail Games

Turns out David is a big fan of simulation games
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UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been visiting a number of growing British businesses in tecent weeks, including simulation games developer and publisher Dovetail Games.

The PM was given a tour of the studio's Chatham headquarters and shown demonstrations of its flagship games, including Train Simulator and Flight Simulator X.

The visit followed the announcement of the government's Help to Grow scheme, which aims to provide fast-growing small companies with the financial support required to make them medium-sized businesses.

"Business like Dovetail Games are a crucial part of our long-term economic plan for the country, and it is thrilling to come and see the role they are playing in Britain's economic recovery," the Prime Minister said.

"Here is a business that six years ago employed eight people and now employs 98. It is growing by about a third every year and wants to stay right here in Medway and continue its expansion and success.

"Too many fast-growing businesses still find it hard to access finance, particularly those wanting to take that next step to becoming a medium-sized business. That's why today I'm announcing that the British Business Bank will start a pilot scheme at the Budget with at least £100m of new lending and help us grow our businesses and create jobs."

Dovetail Games recently told Develop it is hiring as many as 50 people across various disciplines.

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