Construction Playbook. Government Launches Best Practices

Construction Playbook

The Construction Playbook sets new guidelines for public sector procurement.

The Construction Playbook implements what the government perceives to be sector best practices and documents changes as to how contracting authorities and the construction industry need to work with each other in the future. The 83 Page Document details how government and industry can better work together to deliver public sector works in a more modern and efficient way and outlines green initiatives for the construction industry to minimise greenhouse gas emissions of projects. The new guidance has been developed in consultation with construction industry and sets out 14 key policies. Two years ago, the level of public sector construction work, amounted to almost £120 billion to the UK economy and provided employment to around two million construction sector workers.

What Does the Construction Playbook Outline?

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The Playbook documents the governments expectations on all manner of projects from the building of new roads, hospitals, educational premises and even prisons. An important outlook is that it outlines the key role the construction sector will play in both the UK’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and work to carbon emissions over the next 30 years. Green initiatives in the Playbook include promoting the use of carbon assessments to understand and minimise the greenhouse emissions of projects.

The Construction Playbook, launched today, outlines what government expects from these works, from new roads and railway lines to schools, hospitals and prisons.

The Playbook also outlines the key role the construction sector will play in both the UK’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and work to bring greenhouse gas emissions down to net zero by 2050. Green initiatives in the Playbook include promoting the use of carbon assessments to understand and minimise the greenhouse emissions of projects.

Construction Playbook

Alex Chisholm, Chief Operating Officer for the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office , stated;

Delivering excellent public works is critical for the government to deliver the public services that we all rely on. Up to £37 billion of contracts across economic and social infrastructure will be brought to market over the next year, and to meet this ambition we need to change our approach to delivery. From building schools, hospitals and prisons, to major infrastructure and the wide range of construction, engineering and other works projects and programmes undertaken by the public sector, we are committed to delivering better, faster and greener solutions that support our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and build the economy of the future while improving building and workplace safety. The construction sector is key to the UK economy. It contributed £117 billion to the UK economy in 2018 and supports over two million jobs. We will continue to strive for a world-class sector – improving productivity in construction safely, delivering skilled jobs across the country to level-up the economy and achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This vision will only be achieved by working together and setting out clear requirements to reform the industry. Government leadership is crucial and we need to align our efforts with the sector to ensure actions are consistent and reinforcing. The Construction Playbook is the result of extensive collaboration from across the public and private sectors to bring together expertise and best practices. It builds on the recently published National Infrastructure Strategy and supports the government’s ambition to transform our infrastructure networks over the next decade and beyond so we can build back better, faster and greener. I am grateful to all those who contributed and I am delighted to support the Construction Playbook.

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Mandatory Policies for Public Sector Construction;

Commercial pipelines – formulating and publishing comprehensive 3-5 year pipelines of current and future contracts

Market health and capability assessments’ – considering skills in the market when planning projects and activities that may help strengthen the market

Portfolios and longer term contracting – designing contracts and frameworks around giving suppliers the certainty to invest in skills, resource, and innovation

Harmonise, digitise, and rationalise demand – seeking opportunities to collaborate with other authorities to develop and adopt shared requirements and common standards to drive efficiencies

Further embed digital technologies – using the UK BIM Framework to enable secure, resilient data sharing across organisations. Improve performance, sustainability, and value for money of projects by providing data-driven insights

Early supply chain involvement – investing time early, which will reduce unforeseen cost and increases productivity and on-site delivery

Outcome-based approach – adopting an outcome-based approach to quantifying success with KPI improvement drivers, Inform the choice of route to market, and help suppliers understand ambitions

Benchmarking and Should Cost Models – undertaking data-driven key deliverables including cost, programme and greenhouse gas emissions and support decision making and budget setting.

Delivery Model Assessments – following an evidence-based approach to deliver project models.

Effective Contracting – reviewing frameworks to ensure competition and flexibility across government and ensure projects drive collaboration and continuous improvement

Risk allocation – ensuring risks are allocated owned or jointly owned by the parties best able to manage them

Payment mechanism and pricing approach – linking payment to the delivery of  work value and performance, making prompt payments, and not asking suppliers to take unlimited liabilities

Assessing the economic and financial standing of suppliers – Ensure robust, transparent checks into economic and financial standing as a means of  safeguarding delivery

Resolution planning – Contingency planning on critical projects. Migrating risk of supplier insolvency  with suppliers to provide their own ‘service continuity plans’ and financial monitoring

Construction PlaybookOther specific measures include:

  • Providing greater certainty to industry through long term plans for key programmes. This will include longer term contracting across a range of areas which will give industry the certainty required to invest in new technologies, delivering improved productivity and efficiency savings
  • Incentivising industry to innovate by focusing on the output of what we want a project to achieve, rather than micromanaging how it is done
  • Modernising construction by standardising designs and parts, as well as embedding digital technologies including the UK Building Information Management Framework
  • Greater focus on building positive relationships with robust contract management between project leads and industry
  • Investing more in training and apprenticeships, driving forward innovation in construction, boost productivity and focus on value for money in public sector developments

 

The Construction Playbook also makes it clear that the construction sector must put safety at the heart of everything it does and reflects on the learning lessons from the Grenfell Tower tragedy

Cabinet Office Minister Lord Agnew, said:

As the largest construction sector customer, government is in an ideal position to ensure that the industry is productive, professional and delivers value for money for taxpayers. By adopting the new Construction Playbook, developed with industry partners, we will help ensure that the sector becomes greener and more innovative.

The Construction Playbook ensures that Construction companies think about projects and programmes in a different to way they may have done historically. The Playbook introduces transformational changes through systematically approaching risk, sustainability and innovation across portfolios of projects and programmes. The new policy is intended to harness the excellence which already exists and will drive progress and strengthen the sector, including those shortfalls of low levels of productivity and future skills shortages and will help create a profitable, sustainable and resilient industry with a well-trained workforce for the future.

One of the major factors is that whilst successful initiation may take considerably more time at the start of the project, delivery will be much swifter. The Playbook brings together people from across different functions to create teams with the right expertise. The term  ‘front end loading’ will improve the potential for successful outcomes By adopting the policies in this Playbook, construction companies will;

*Set clear and appropriate outcome based specifications that are designed with the input of industry to ensure we drive continuous improvement and innovation.

*Favour longer term contracting across portfolios, where it is appropriate. We will develop long-term plans for key asset types and programmes to drive greater value through public spending.

*Standardise designs, components and interfaces as much as is possible. • Drive innovation and Modern Methods of Construction, through standardisation and aggregation of demand, increased client capability and setting clear requirements of suppliers.

*Create sustainable, win-win contracting arrangements that incentivise better outcomes, improve risk management and promote the general financial health of the sector.

*Strengthen financial assessment of suppliers and prepare for the rare occasions when things go wrong, with the introduction of resolution planning information requirements into critical contracts.

The publication of the Construction Playbook is one of the most significant events in the construction sector for some time. It delivers a fresh  approach to procurement and delivery of construction projects which is more collaborative and embraces the whole construction supply chain and will undoubtedly create the foundations for a new outlook for construction, increasing capabilities of the industry, with transparency at the heart of every project decision and reduce unnecessary delays in projects.

 

Forestry England. Future Forest Photography

Forestry England celebrate centenary with Future Forest art installation

Future Forest Photography

As part of its centenary celebrations, Forestry England and Thetford High Lodge collaborated with two renowned artists,  Tom Piper MBE and Lisa Wright created a surreal series of life size sculptures that were displayed displayed for a full year in the fabulous Forest setting of Thetford Forest.  The custodians of the forest, proudly posed for visitors at High Lodge, Thetford, from September 2019 – September 2020, illustrate the vital role that trees and woodlands play in safeguarding the future of our planet. The youthful sculptures took the form of characters from Classical literature. At Blanc Creative, we’ve been working with the Forestry England Team for over six years, primarily working together to document the Forest Live Concerts with their Professional Music Photography, Creative Video Production and Licensed Drone Filming. Lee Blanchflower, founder of Blanc Creative was approached by Forestry England, with the chance to produce both Future Forest Photography and a series of six Creative Video Productions that would be used as a Legacy Product to digitally create a historical overview of the art installations. The reasoning behind the films were explained by the Director of Forestry England’s Centenary programme;

 “This sculpture trail will stop visitors to Thetford Forest in their tracks, both for the beauty of the figures and the drama the installations bring to the landscape. Amid the climate crisis, England’s trees and woodlands have never been so important for people and nature. As our centenary year draws to a close, we want people to pause and consider their role as custodians of our forests, protecting and enhancing them for the next 100 years.”

 

Forestry England Promotional Photography Norfolk

Forestry England Promotional Photography Norfolk

Forestry England Promotional Photography Norfolk

Forestry England Promotional Photography Norfolk

The Future Forest sculptures were made from bio resins, a greener alternative to traditional plastics due to their high level of plant-based content and the lower level of toxic emissions generated during their production. Taking the form of characters from Classical literature, the custodians embody the spirit of endurance. Something that is classical was created in the past, has survived into the present, and has enough value to endure into the future. This spirit of endurance is something that the forest shares. It too was created in the past, yet is still relevant today. This relevance will only increase as we move into the future: with each day that passes, the role that trees and woodlands play in safeguarding the future of our planet becomes ever more vital.”

The custodians were displayed in a series of structures designed by Tom Piper, who is best known for his installation of almost a million ceramic poppies at the Tower of London in 2014. Each structure was grown out of a different forest landscape – a majestic natural avenue, a ghostly clearing amidst a swathe of dead trees and a forest edge looking out onto a dramatic expanse of open land… Selecting the different landscapes was a difficult process. Artist Tom Piper spoke about the project;

 

“Our initial site visit to Thetford, on a stunning snowy day, showed the vast range of possible locations in which we could work and the great variety of atmospheres within the forest…. Each location has a very different feel but I hope as a whole they will create a coherent journey. Sometimes they are quoting the more formal relationship of statuary seen at the end of long avenues, and at other moments allowing the surprise encounter at close quarters with a figure in a clearing.”

 

Each individual element of this project was designed to raise awareness of the fact that resilient though they are, the forests of the future will not be able to survive and prosper unless they are sustainably managed: the responsibility for ensuring that this happens will be carried forward by future generations. In the one hundred years since the founding of the Forestry Commission, now Forestry England,  after the First World War, the UK’s forests have grown and prospered. Today Forestry England manages over 1,500 woodlands and forests spread over approximately 250,000 hectares – these range from Northumberland to Cornwall, Shropshire to Norfolk.

FORESTRY ENGLAND – FOREST VENUS

The starting point of our Future Forest Photography and the beginning of the trail itself. Forest Venus is based on the most famous ancient Greek sculpture the Venus de Milo. It stands in a shelter similar to the dens that many visitors to the forest create while exploring.

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FOREST ENGLAND – CUPID & HYMEN

This piece celebrates High Lodge’s history of rabbit farming which was essential to the surrounding economy until the early 20th century.

Norfolk Commercial Photographer

Norfolk Commercial Photographer

Norfolk Commercial Photographer

FORESTRY ENGLAND  – THE THREE GRACES

These figures peer out of planks which form a structure highlighting climate change.

Norfolk Commercial Photographer

Norfolk Commercial Photographer

Norfolk Commercial Photographer

FORESTRY ENGLAND – MARATHON BOY

Based on ancient Greek sculpture it is placed in a small clearing caused by the disease needle blight.

Norwich Professional Photography

Norwich Professional Photography

Forestry England Commercial Photography

CLOUD VENUS

Overlooking an area of recent tree felling it depicts the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite.

Forestry England Commercial Photography

Forestry England Commercial Photography

Norwich Professional Photography

DAVID & DAPHNE

Inspired by David and Goliath and the story of Apollo and Daphne it explores the theme of securing the forest’s future.

Forestry England Commercial Photography

Forestry England Commercial Photography

Forestry England Commercial Photography

 

To find out more about the artists behind the Future Forest Project, why not visit the Lisa Wright or Tom Piper Websites

PR Video – Garon Building Services

Construction Playbook

Garon commission PR video to launch new commercial construction project in Norfolk

Garon Building Services have commenced work on their latest Norfolk commercial construction project as a forty-four week, five phase project starts at Great Yarmouth’s Millwood Doctor’s Surgery and Pharmacy. Meeting the needs of an increasing numbers of patients, Garon were have successful in bidding for the work that will see a large extension being built onto the existing surgery and an increase in the size of the Pharmacy at the Bradwell Surgery. Garon commissioned a short Blanc Creative PR Video to accompany the start of the project, shooting and editing the project in under twenty four hours. The Norfolk based construction business who operate commercially throughout East Anglia have harnessed the huge trend towards video marketing, with their second PRE Video showcasing the business. It’s a well known fact that video is the most engaging form of marketing for any business who has a presence online. PR Video is now an essential part of the marketing toolkit. It showcases your business, demonstrates your products or services and helps spread your news, creating a buzz that gets the industry talking. Simply put, video helps convert more visitors into customers. We can shoot PR video for every size of business or brand offering packages from concept to delivery. We have a great creative team based in Norwich, who work across the whole of the UK and internationally.

 

Garvan Foan, Managing Director of Garon was on site for the Groundbreaking and spoke about the tender and how the project has benefitted the business, “This project represents the next step for Garon, cementing our position in the commercial construction sector in the East of England. Working on contracts like Millwood Surgery allows us to demonstrate to local authorities and NHS service providers that we have a capability of undertaking this work. We offer a full service across every aspect of the project  from design to handover. This is an exciting development for Garon and the Bradwell Community will really benefit from the increased capabilities that the build will bring with it.”

Garon can provide the necessary resources to complete your Norfolk Commercial Construction refurbishment projects, regardless of how large or small you think your project is. Garon has the expertise and local supply chain connections to ensure your new build project is delivered on-time, within budget and to an exceptional standard. Whether your project is within the educational, health or industrial sectors Garon has the experience to ensure that your extension is successfully delivered.

PR Video Norfolk - Blanc Creative

 

PR Video Norfolk - Blanc Creative

 

PR Video Norfolk - Blanc Creative

 

PR Video Norfolk - Blanc Creative

 

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Imagery – Lee Blanchflower – Blanc Creative

 

To find out more about how we can help turn your ideas into buildings, why not reach out to Garon today on 07887 418443 or 07515 813610 or email info@garon.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Promotional Video Norwich – Future Forest

Forestry England Promotional Video

 

Promotional video is a great way to increase your brand awareness and to increase sales but occasionally these products serve a much wider purpose. Forestry England is responsible for managing and promoting the nation’s forests owned by the Government of the United Kingdom. Our latest promotional video not only worked as a great creative marketing tool to showcase a diverse set of art installations by acclaimed artists, Tom Piper & Lisa Wright, but also as a Legacy video to historically document the installations before they were removed from the heart of Thetford Forest.

Future Forest, developed as part of centenary celebrations in 2019 and featured life-size sculptural figures strategically positioned in forest trails from September 2019 – September 2020. The artists present the figures as custodians of the forest, tasked with protecting it for the benefit of future generations. The promotional video produced by Norwich based Blanc Creative illustrated the vital role that trees and woodlands play in safeguarding the future of our planet, their youthful forms aligning them with the next generation whose role it must be to continue to protect our forests. At Blanc Creative we produce compelling promotional videos that captivate audiences, inspire action and drive results for businesses and brands. Content that your customers will love. This very same content provides our customers with a bespoke creative film for brands, products and services. We have been working commercially for over a decade delivering commercial photography, professional drone footage and compelling promotional videos So what’s the big secret to effective promotional videos? It’s creating content that’s interesting & useful. By creating content that captivates and connects viewers emotionally you can deliver your core messages effectively.

To find out more about each Future Forest art installation, we’ve put together a separate Blog with some great photographs, so why not head over to our Future Forest Photography Page

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Business video Norwich - Blanc Creative

 

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Norwich commercial video from Blanc Creative

video Production Norwich - Blanc Creative

Norwich commercial video from Blanc Creative

 

 

 

PR Photography – Norfolk Receive High Tech Gritters

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PR Photography Norwich – Supporting Good News Stories across the County

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PR Photography is never better than when it’s delivery a good news story. We live in an age where Covid-19  has overtaken every element of our lives, so when a Press Photography assignment has a positive spin, it does make a photographers assignment so much more enjoyable. And that’s just what has happened as Norse Group and Norfolk County Council recently announce Seven new high-tech gritting vehicles will be helping keep Norfolk’s roads safe this winter. Norse Highways teams will be behind the wheel s of this super fleet of vehicles that received some great PR Photography attention at the unveiling ceremony at the Ford & Slater Group in Norwich. The seven new vehicles are being rolled out this winter as part of Norfolk County Council’s plans to update and replace its fleet of gritters. The vehicles will be managed and driven by Norse Highways and Over the winter months, with highly trained crews available every day to grit 49 routes that cover more than 2,200 treated miles across Norfolk. Last year over 10,800 tonnes of salt were used to grit Norfolk’s roads. Jason Glasspoole, Operations Director at Norse Highways, said his team was ready for the job in hand as the conditions now begin to turn colder.

“The new technology is more efficient at salt distribution and you get almost instant results and adjustments in the amount of salt being dispensed on to the road and the area of coverage,” he said. “All of which is even more efficient.”

News photographer Norwich

 

News photographer Norwich

 

PR Photographer Norwich

 

Norfolk PR PhotographyCllr Martin Wilby, Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, said:

“These new gritters will have a long road ahead of them, as Norse Highways teams do their vital job to keep people safe as the colder weather sets in throughout the winter. It’s important for us to stay up to date and use the latest technology to be as efficient as possible, which is why we’re making these replacements. But it’s also important that people drive to conditions and be more careful as the nights draw in and we start seeing ice in the mornings.”

Does your Business need professional PR Photography? Here’s a few reasons why great Public relations Photography is a winner!

When pitching your news articles to journalists or press, your story and images are  everything. Professional PR Photography will undoubtedly assist while you are pitching and can all make a difference. Your subject matter will always  be the win-or-lose factor, but in a competitive field, professional PR Photography  reading the full story will obviously offer a stronger perspective on the subject. Picture Editors and News desks love a great PR Photograph because images sell stories and capture readers. The right PR Photography can make the difference between a story being published.

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Norwich PR PhotographyIt’s not all about the Press! PR Photography has a multitude of uses.

If you are trying to reach your market on social media, the recent evolution of all platforms toward a more image-based feed should give you some clues. Research shows that posts with accompanying quality PR Photography images see a huge increase in engagement levels. This kind of engagement is hard to ignore.  Professional Photographs will make people stop and look at your social content, so invest in powerful images that sell your products and services. As far back as 2018, marketeers were indicating that over 80% of customers viewed at least 5 pieces of PR content before making a purchase from their supplier. Essentially, this means it taking  five or more touch points (a direct mail, an advert, some online content) for you to win over potential clients. Taking a consistent approach to PR Photography and marketing really is essential.  It’s not enough to have a one-off editorial article if all of your other blog posts and social media content is sub standard. Having a consistent, high quality approach will project a positive perception of your business.   You might think this is costly but the good news is that PR Photography from Blanc Creative Norwich is affordable and represents great value for money. Your business can have a library of bespoke commercial photographs covering everything about your business from Headshots, Team Photography and  PR photos for your internal or external communications. Our images are licensed without any time restrictions across all digital and printed media platforms.

If you feel your product or brand could benefit from new commercial photography, then please contact us today on Tel: 07871 364041 or E: studio@blanc-creative.com for a no obligation quote. We’d be thrilled to hear from you.

 

 

 

 

Socially Distanced Concert Photography.

Socially Distanced Concert Photography – The Gary Winter Band

Socially distanced concert photography

Socially distanced concert photography

Twelve months ago the term Socially Distanced Concert Photography would have been almost laughable. I mean, the concept of a socially distanced festival or concert as a professional music photographer Socially Distanced Concert Photography  was ridiculous. But here we are…  The summer has past by, at his point, many of us are painfully aware of the devastation that COVID-19 has brought upon the world’s music industry. Over the past few months, live concerts were almost all but removed from the table and  for musicians everywhere, this resulted in nothing short of a catastrophe. Live performance income and the entertainment industry had virtually exhausted under social distancing restrictions, leaving not only musicians, but almost every sector of the live music industry with dire financial problems, including Professional Music Photographers.

The resurgence of Live Music and Social Distance Concert Photography

In mid-July, the U.K. gave the go-ahead for outdoor concerts following strict guidelines, only to have Live Nation soon thereafter cancel a series of drive-in shows that were scheduled for July through September featuring artists like Kaiser Chiefs, Gary Numan, Dizzie Rascal and the LaFontaines. The promoter cited “localized lockdowns” as a reason for calling off the Live at the Drive-In series at the time. As the population started to realise that life would be somewhat different going forward and the first Covid-19 wave calmed down, distancing restrictions gradually eased and live concerts returned in various forms. As a professional Music Photographer, a summer without gigs and festivals was a huge disappointment, but suddenly, the concept of socially distanced concerts and socially distanced concert photography was like a lifeline. It offered a genuine substitute and looks as though it’s now set to be the way forward for 2020 and 2021.  We’ve actually had quite a summer of Socially Distanced Concert Photography and Socially Distanced Video Production, working with a number of event organisers, musicians and bands to document the the future of live performances.

Socially distanced concert photography

Socially distanced concert photography

Socially distanced concert photography

Socially distanced concert photography

Norfolk Music Photographer - Lee Blanchflower

Norfolk Music Photographer - Lee Blanchflower

The Gary Winter Band at Hoveton Hall

Gary Winter and his amazing band have been a household name in Norfolk for a number of years now. Their trademark Jazz, Swing and Blues sets always make any event memorable with a combination of smooth tones, a diverse repertoire and a great sense of humour to put a smile on the faces of his whole audience. As a Professional Music Photography business working in the industry for over ten years, we were thrilled when Gary commissioned our team to shoot Socially Distanced Music Photography, a Creative Promotional Video and Licensed Drone Filming at his first ever socially distanced Picnic Concert at Hoveton Hall in Norfolk. The Hoveton Hall Estate in Norfolk is an historic house of significance on the English Heritage Register and sets a beautiful backdrop for a socially distanced concert. With such (comparatively) small crowds and such big production, gigs like Gary Winter’s Swing Jazz Picnic aren’t financially tenable forever, and the next challenge will always be scaling up the size and capacity. For the artists and bands it’s a fantastic opportunity to retain their performance sanity sanity and for those lucky enough to have a ticket for the Events, it’s a genuine chance to escape the world of virtual music festivals and a welcome chance to safely dance, laugh, sing and relax with other like minded concert goers. We won’t have to wait forever for standard concerts to return, but for now, socially distanced audience pods, socially distanced concert photography and sold out events with limited audiences are here to stay. Gary Winter’s Swing Jazz Picnic was a huge success. The weather shone down, prosseco flowed and we didn’t waste time in capturing every aspect of this very special concert.
Norfolk Music Photographer - Lee Blanchflower
Band Photography Norwich
Band Photography Norwich
Band Photography Norwich
Band Photography Norwich
Gary is already planning his next Jazz Picnic for the 9th June 2021, so to keep up to date with all Things Gary Winter Band, why not head over to his social media page. In the mean time, why not take a look at our socially distanced concert photography. 

If you think we can help your music festival or concert with professional concert footage or video production, then why not reach out today and speak to one of our team. We’d love to help turn your event into awesome photography and creative video content.

You can find out more by calling Mob: 07871 364041 or email studio@blanc-creative.com

Construction Industry Video – Garon Construction

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Construction Industry Video – Why even a short promotional video is a winner!

Shooting a construction industry video for your business has never been so economical or inexpensive. It’s a key marketing strategy that can promote your business to the next level  throughout the construction sector and sell the benefits of your company to a huge audience in a very short time. At Blanc Creative, we’ve worked across the UK within out home county of Norfolk with a diverse range of building businesses from sole traders to some of the countries leading construction firms. A construction Industry video is a very powerful tool because it can highlight the different trades involved even in the most complex of projects, showcasing everything from project management management to handover of the completed build. It’s. great way to promote Health & Safety and to promote your business as a professional business.  A construction Industry Video compliments traditional Construction Photography Services and maximises your business exposure across a wide range of Digital Media Platforms.

Construction Industry Video – Garon Building Services

Commercial Construction Company – Promotional Video from Blanc Creative on Vimeo.

 

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Garvan Foan – Managing Director of Garon Building Services

We recently worked with a new client, Garon Building Services, a Norfolk based Construction company who Refurbish, Build and Develop within the domestic and commercial sectors across East Anglia. Garvan Foan, Managing Director of Garon was looking for simple, impactive content that could be distributed to clients, populate their new Business website and upload onto a number of key social media channels including Linkedin, Instagram and Facebook Business Pages. Garvan explained to our team; 

We wanted to reach out to existing and potential new clients throughout the building industry with a Construction Industry Video and and still photography.  advertising is important, It’s a very reliable way to show the different trades, scale of commercial projects we undertake and  and the companies working practices in a manageable way. Photographs and video also give our company a stock library of images that can be used across a wide range of printed and digital material including case studies, tenders, advertising material and Training resources. 

Construction Industry Video Production

 

Construction Industry Video

 

 

Other ways Construction Industry Video can help your business

Testimonials: Shooting customer reviews is a great use for your Construction Industry Video. We’ve all been onto website and sen the same faceless reviews shouting about how great a product or service is. We also know how common place it is for businesses to pay for reviews that aren’t 100% real. Physically having a genuine client presenting a piece to camera about just how great your product, workmanship and service has been is a a very worthwhile piece of marketing. This type of review will definitely improve your status as ‘market leader’ your specialist area.

Case Studies: I wrote in my last post that ‘case study’ blog posts are a great way to focus on solving specific problems depending on the type of audience and their individual roles. If you have a case study which focuses on solving technical issues then support the case study by filming the technical representative who helped solve the issue, highlighting how you overcame the problem by designing or specifying a particular product.

Construction Industry Video Production

 

Builders Photography Norwich

 

Builders Photography Norwich

 

 

Construction Industry Video

 

Construction Industry Video

 

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Construction Industry Video

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Professional Photographer Norwich

 

Builders Photography Norwich

To find out more about range of Video Production and Commercial Photography Service, why not reach oiut and speak with one of our team today. We’d love top help turn your visions into reality. We can be contacted on Tel: 07871 364041 or email: studio@blanc-creative.com 

Find out more about the range of Construction services offered by Garon on their new website

PR Photography – Hiab Trade Press Release

PR Photography – Hiab Trade Press Release

Professional PR Photography for your business has become an essential marketing tool for promoting your services or products. Placing your faith in a good PR Photographer or Press Photographer shouldn’t be a worry. As a business, we’ve repeatedly seen PR Photography shot on Smartphones to accompany high profile news stories.

We totally understand that the latest smartphones are phenomenal and with the right lighting you can shoot some great images, but ideally, investing in high quality PR Photography will set your business apart from others.

PR Photography NorwichWhy shoot professional PR Photography?

Media Stories: National media outlets and press will rely on professional PR Photography to accompany stories. Having a solid collection of images can ultimately make the difference between quarter page story or a double page spread and a longer feature, especially now many newspapers are posting stories online.

Delivering a professional message to potential clients: A great PR Photography image is worth a whole story of words and in the  current social media driven market we work in, great PR and marketing convey’s the right message to your audience and potential clients.

Printed and Digital Media Platforms: Whatever platforms you use for your content marketing, images are vital. There’s lots of research out there to show how images can help increase engagement

Great value for money: Spending money on quality PR Photography will benefit your business. A solid bank of images that repreent your brand can be re-used across a multitude of projects , tenders, case studies and Advertising to name just a few valuable areas. Compare quality pR Photography against Stock images and you will soon see that bespoke photographs are considerable less expensive than you might think.

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PR Photography

Norwich PR Photography

PR Photographer Norwich

PR Photographer Norwich

Case Study – Hiab MULTILIFT PR Photography

We recently carried out an assignment for Hiab MULTILIFT to produce a set of  images to accompany the delivery of  a Hookloader to a long-standing waste and skip hire company in Great Yarmouth who have invested in a new MULTILIFT hookloader to manage an increase in demand for its services within the East of England. East Coast Waste Disposal Ltd which incorporates Clems Skip Hire offers recycling services and skip hire for domestic and commercial customers in Norfolk and Suffolk. Established in 1979, the business has grown from strength to strength and now boasts a 30-strong fleet with 25 drivers and 27 support staff. Paul Clements, director for East Coast Waste Disposal said the new MULTILIFT would help the business based in Great Yarmouth respond to customer demand.

Blanc Creative photographed a set of Commercial Photographs that would be used in the Trade Press and to as a PR Tool for Hiab. The images showcased the new vehicle on site with Dek Butler, a MULTILIFT Specialist for Hiab UK and the vehicle operating the Hookloader. The images were shot on site and utilised both natural lighting and a number of Dynamic images using studio lighting on location at the Great Yarmouth Depot.

The images were distributed across Trade press include Transport Monthly and UK Haulier.

CONTACT US TODAY FOR ALL OF YOIUR PR PHOTOGRAPHY REQUIREMENTS

We can help your business, service or brand with all types of press photography and PR images. Why not reach out today ands speak with one of our team on T: 07871 364041 about how we can turn your visions into awesome images.

 

 

 

Charity Video Production – Barnsley Hospice Fundraiser

Charity Video Production Norfolk  -Films for Fundraising

Charity Video Production is just one of the many fundraising areas that we’ve been involved with at Blanc Creative over the past ten years. We’ve worked nationally and locally supporting numerous charities including Macmillan Cancer Research, Cancer UK, East Anglian Children’s Hospice, Round Table and Break Charity to name just a few. As society, we’re battling with Coronavirus, lockdowns, social distanced families and a situation that has literally forced people to hide in their own homes. It is an absolute fact that video has emerged as a primary source of communication, education, and entertainment through Covid-19 and we’re arguably consuming more video than ever before. Whether it’s well known brands, product placement or personal social videos, moving image is everywhere on social media and a lot of marketers are using it to their advantage, to advertise their businesses, products or services.
Charity Video Production
Macmillan Coffee Morning Charity Photography
Charity Video Production
East Anglian Children’s Hospice Fashion Shoot
Charity Video Production
East Anglian Air Ambulance Photography 
Charity Video Production
Charity Polo Event with Prince William
Charity Video Production is an amazing way to reach audiences during a time where physical fundraising just may not be a possibility. Social distancing and shielding of vulnerable individuals is often not possible as more stringent conditions are placed across the UK. Charities rely heavily on public donations and donors, Creating an emotional video that grabs public attention is a superb tool to fundraising. We’re arguably consuming more video than ever right now — most of it on social media and more and more people social distancing are just waiting to discover you.

At Blanc Creative, we produce short films that help charities succeed in their fundraising goals without having to spend copious amounts of money. People may very argue that you need to speculate to accumulate, but our ethos ids very much a fair days pay for a fair days work. Our Charity Videos have great content at costs that we truly believe offer fantastic value for your organisation.

Barnsley Hospice Case Study

We love working on charity video production projects and whilst we are based in the city of Norwich, we work with our clients across the length and width of the UK.  One Charity Video Production we worked on was with the amazing Barnsley Hospice, a charity which provides specialist compassionate care to hundreds of local people every year from all over Barnsley.

Barnsley Hospice provides specialist palliative care provides help and support to people with active and progressive life-limiting illnesses such as Cancer, Heart Disease or Parkinson’s. This care strives to improve quality of life for patients and their families by providing pain and symptom relief, spiritual and social support; and counselling and bereavement services. We have an expert multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals who make sure your care is safe, effective and relevant to you. A Hospice is not just a building – it is a way of caring for people. With our support, patients are able to benefit from the best possible care throughout their illness and at the end of their life. Our expert individual care is free for patients and their families but not free to provide. We gratefully receive a grant from the NHS each year, but have to raise additional funding to stay open. Barnsley Hospice relies heavily on public and company donations, legacies, grants, community and eight charity shops. Barnsley Hospice has over 300 volunteers who contribute nearly 60,000 hours a year to the Hospice. Specialist palliative care provides help and support to people with active and progressive life-limiting illnesses such as Cancer, Heart Disease or Parkinson’s. This care strives to improve quality of life for patients and their families by providing pain and symptom relief, spiritual and social support; and counselling and bereavement services.

We worked closely with the in-house fundraising team at Barnsley Hospice to produce a charity film that was both informative, engaging and spoke from the heart about the wonderful services that the Hospice delivers, from both the perspective of the Fundraising team and valuable volunteers  who provide life changing donations to the Hospice. The Charity Video Production not only serves as an important visual marketing tool for all social media platforms, but was also showcased at Barnsley Football Club on match day, presented to supporters on the Clubs Big Screens.

Charity Video Production – What we do!

At Blanc Creative Norwich, we love filming Charity Video Production. We work on all aspects of production all the way from assisting clients from post shoot concepts to delivery of their  final product. Our on site filming can include on the ground filming, licensed drone operations and a range of professional photography to compliment your video. Our productions offer a really simple way to engage with those who support support your charity and prospective donors. We can help in the following ways;

1. Pre Production Services – We can draw up concepts for your video explaining the key elements that set your charity apart from others, visualise what you want to say and who you want to say it to.  Our aim is to assist your charity is it to raise money and  promote the values that make your organisation so special.

2. Filming – Our team will cover all aspects of on the ground filming and aerial videography as well as capturing any promotional photographs that your charity may need to compliment filming. We have ten years experience in the creative industry and our team have a proven track record working filming and photographing high profile businesses, celebrities, members of the Royal Family and public events.

3. Post Production – Our team will edit all aspects of your Charity Video Production from Colour Grading, Audio Editing and Graphic Design and animation.  Once finalised, we electronically deliver a proof cut before fine tuning any elements you may wish to add. Your final version will be delivered in a format that suits your requirements, whether it’s  being uploaded onto social media channels, your website or digital advertising screens.

If you’d like to turn your charities visions into a reality, we’d love to help. Why not reach out to one of the Blanc Creative team today on Mob: 07871 364041 or email studio@blanc-creative.com

Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event

Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning stirred up some big conversation and whole lot of coffee and cake. People all over the UK hosted their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. The 25th September saw the official date for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and Blanc Creative were super pleased to shot some great promotional images for Macmillan’s national campaign. Cancer can affect people’s whole lives, their health, money, family, job; everything. And, after more than 100 years of caring, Macmillan understand that the most important thing is to treat people as individuals, not patients. Macmillan take the time to understand the support people need to live their lives as fully as they can. From the moment of diagnosis and whenever we’re most needed, they help people find their best way through, totally focused on each individual person, so everyone receives the support that’s best for them.

2020 was set to be Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and Blanc Creative were commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Research to undertake PR Photography that would be used for advertising. With over a decade of experience, the Team couldn’t wait to deliver Massive images of some very small people.

Macmillan's World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Macmillan's World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Macmillan’sMacmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning World’s Biggest Coffee Morning… A tiny army of coffee lovers

Merrivale Model Village on the seafront at Great Yarmouth, has for 59 years delighted visitors with its miniature marvels. Macmillan’s Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning officially took over the site with an army of model army of tiny coffee lovers, giving a publicity push to the one of the best known, annual charity events out there. Frank and Frances Newsome have owned the business for the last three years ad chose to support the charity after Mr Newsome’s experiences receiving treatment for testicular cancer in 1995.

The 59-year-old recalled the support the charity gave to a fellow patient who was worried that due to his cancer he would not be able to provide for his family. Mr Newsome said: “A Macmillan professional came onto the ward to explain how the charity could support him when he moved back home, and it was just like a weight had lifted. “He needed a new washing machine and it was Macmillan who paid for a replacement and arranged for it to be installed. Knowing he had some additional support, especially on a practical level, really helped him to see things differently.”

Mr Newsome said: “It’s was great to hear that Macmillan was still doing more of that – providing financial and practical support when families are pushed into the red by cancer, and helping people come to terms with terrifying diagnoses. We hope our villagers will inspire others to take part in their own small way.” The business, which turns 60 next year, has faced a challenging time like many attractions as the pandemic forced it to shut up shop during its busy spring and summer season. Following the introduction of the rule of six, the charity had seen an uptake in cake-away, where friends and family arrive at a pre-allotted time to retrieve their cake, make a donation and leave.

If you think your business could benefit from professional commercial photography or high quality video production, then please reach out to our team today and we’ll help turn your visions into stunning images. Why not call the office on Mob: 07871 364041 or email: studio@blanc-creative.com

Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning