I am thrilled to announce that we have been nominated for yet another award. The Sutton Coldfield Business of the Year Award. The Awards ceremony, hosted by the local Chamber of Commerce, will be held on 26th January at The Belfry and we will be at the ceremony with our fingers crossed for a win.
That said we are up against three other local prestigious businesses and organisations – Moor Hall Hotel, Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School and Wright Restaurants so we have some stiff competition.
As someone who was born and bred in Sutton Coldfield, it’s great to be nominated. I’m really proud of everything the team has achieved during 2017. More and more people are consuming video content especially via mobile devices and we are seeing our client base increase to include organisations from all sorts of industry sectors. We have some fantastic plans for 2018 including developing personalised videos and our 360 videos and this would be a great kick-off to the year. It’s good to be nominated next to other successful local organisations especially my old school – Bishop Vesey!”
Ark had a run of award wins in 2017 and we are hoping this continues into 2018. In the last 18 months alone we have won several accolades for various client projects. These include a Muse Rose Gold Award and a Global Trends Award for our work on the world’s first dual nation hackathon which was filmed simultaneously in Riyadh and London and supported by the Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. The Muse awards attracted over 1500 submissions from 35 countries.
In Summer 2017 a team from Ark accompanied local charity, YMCA Sutton Coldfield, on a trip to Israel and Palestine. We filmed a short documentary of the trip which was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award.
In addition to our UK based work, over the summer of 2017, we also filmed with our client, Blue Explorers Dive Resort in Gran Canaria. The promotional video work produced has already exceeded targets for the dive school and won a coveted Vega Digital Award for Best Online Travel Video.