Flying start for Fennel Media with new contract awards

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A raft of new contract wins with businesses in the energy sector has helped add fresh impetus to video production specialist Fennel Media.

Based at Thainstone, near Inverurie, Fennel Media has secured several deals – worth a substantial five-figure sum – to provide a range of aerial photography, videography and animation services.

Fennel Media, which is led by its senior team of operations manager Jo McIntosh and creative directors Kevin Stride and Richard Baron, is on track to record turnover of more than £250,000 for its current financial year.

The business aims to double its turnover to half-a-million pounds by summer 2019.

Commenting on these new deals, Jo McIntosh said: “These key projects highlight the full range of technical capabilities and creativity possessed by the Fennel Media team and put us in a strong position to achieve our growth objectives.

“We firmly believe our reputation for innovation and delivering excellent service has been pivotal in our ability to attract and retain leading energy businesses of all sizes.”

Fennel Media was engaged by Rotech to complete filming, including aerial shots, of the trenching equipment load-out and vessel sail-away of a fully managed project for a large North Sea renewables client, encompassing its fabrication, subsea and engineering divisions.

The work scope was delivered over four days at Rotech’s office and yard in addition to Aberdeen Harbour once the necessary permits had been secured. Footage of the group-wide project – the first of its kind promoting all of Rotech’s core capabilities simultaneously – was featured on the company’s stand at the recent Subsea Expo in Aberdeen.

Stephen Cochrane, director at Rotech Subsea, commented: “We first approached Fennel Media based on the experience and track-record possessed by its team. While we had a relatively clear idea of what we wanted to achieve, the end result surpassed all our expectations of what could be done to promote the group’s capabilities to new and existing clients alike.

“Throughout the process, we felt in safe hands and the entire project went seamlessly from the offset. In particular, Fennel’s late addition of an aerial shot of the vessel brought the whole film together perfectly.

“The response to the video, particularly from visitors to our stand at Subsea Expo, has been overwhelmingly positive and we are already in discussions with Fennel Media about further work together.”

Fennel Media has also supported subsea technology and equipment animation on behalf of Ecosse Subsea Systems for its subsea product installation solution, SCAR Seabed System, while work is ongoing on a new animation for a product that is about to be brought to market.

The business also provided a corporate overview for Kuehne + Nagel, a leading provider of logistics solutions to the global oil and gas industry, at its Aberdeen office, yard and warehouse facilities. The project, which will be rolled-out internationally by Kuehne + Nagel, utilised Fennel’s own in-house filming, aerial photography and animation services.

Jo McIntosh added: “It’s been an exciting period for the business as we continue to receive increased demand for our services. This clearly demonstrates a rising level of confidence present in the wider north-east business community, which is to be welcomed for the year ahead.”

Established in 2016, Fennel Media is a video production company that uses the latest technology, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), to deliver the full range of filming and editing services in-house from its own creative design studio.

The business provides full video production, animation and 3D modelling, live event filming, aerial photography/videography and audio visual rental and installation services – all of which are bespoke and tailored to suit individual clients’ needs.


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