Film company shifts from public to private sector

Take One Productions.
Take One Productions.

A Horsham video and digital media company has re-branded itself with a new look and website as it deals with cuts to public spending.

Take One Productions, based in Crawley Road, was set up in 1996 by brother and sister Carrie and Nick Cort, growing into a nine-strong team, with notable clients include Loreal Paris, G4S, Cisco, the Department for Education, RSPCA and the National Trust

Around 90 per cent of their work is in the public sector, developing a reputation in Government communications, while working with 40 departments and other non-departmental public bodies.

Carrie Cort, marketing director at Take One, said: “We did not mean to get so many eggs in one basket, but when we were recommended and referred on to other departments you don’t say no.

“We had contracts with the Departments for International Development (DFID), Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and Education (DfE). 

“Then in March 2010 marketing and communications in Government was frozen and very little Government work has been seen since that date.” 

In the middle of a double dip recession, the company has turned its full attention to the private and third sectors, building up about 70 per cent of its lost client base.

Carrie added: “We now have some impressive new private sector clients and quite diverse projects, for example GVA are a leading commercial property management and investment development consultants, we have worked with Cancer Research, Crawley Town Football Club and lots of individuals wanting simple web videos.”

The website also has a learning zone, where people can either download guides to help them produce or commission video communication solutions.

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