Outstanding Business Development

Author: Andy Hartwell

We were nominated for an Outstanding Business Development Award at this years Creative City Awards. Unfortunately we didn’t win this year, the prize went to the Electric Cinema, well done to them.

We did, however, get a bit of extra credit from the judging panel.

Here is an excerpt from the Birmingham Post article that mentions our special commendation:

The Outstanding Business Development (Birmingham) Award went to the Electric Cinema.

The Electric Cinema, the oldest working cinema in the UK, was restored and reopened in December 2004.

Electric Cinema managing director Tom Lawes has recently carried out a major physical expansion of the business with the addition of a second screen and the development of a recording studio in the basement of the building.

Ms Alderson said: “Electric Cinema’s managing director Tom Lawes has done an incredible job since he took over. “As well as giving the building a major makeover, he has led the company through the challenging financial climate and continues to employ staff to his growing roster.”

But the judging panel felt design, marketing and advertising firm Substrakt also deserved special commendation in this category.

“The panel were very impressed with how Andy Hartwell had managed the growth of the business, leading to increased turnover, profitability and number of employees and wanted to commend him on businesses performance,” the judges said.
Thanks to everyone that wished us well on the night, and well done to the other winners including Stan’s Cafe, Fierce Earth & IE.

The Substrakt team had a great night, and there will be photos posted up in the next couple of days.