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Plimsoll Productions won the High Growth Business of the Year 2016 award sponsored by the London Stock Exchange

Members of Business West

Company overview:
Plimsoll Productions creates and produces non-scripted television shows from its offices in the UK and USA. The award winning creative team has produced some of the biggest factual hits of recent years, winning Emmy, BAFTA and RTS awards. The company has grown rapidly since its launch in September 2013 and has already secured orders for more than 40 series. It has control of its own distribution, with a significant stake in Magnify Media.

Chambers Awards 2016

What the judges said:
Operating on a global scale, Plimsoll have won commissions with UK broadcasters ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 as well as PBS, National Geographic and the Discovery Channel in the US, and they have recently acquired a stake in a distribution company that will enable them to gain further control over their programmes when they sell them, and their formats to the international market.

This fast growing company have seen their turnover increase tenfold in three years and have ambitious plans for the future. Their growth strategy is focussed on the American market and they plan to produce their successful UK shows from a base in the US where the scale of the orders are greater as are the budgets.

Judges commented on the team’s commitment, tenacity and focus.

Why did they enter and what has it done for their business:
Plimsoll Productions entered the Chamber Business Awards because we are on a positive trajectory within our own industry, but wanted to know what that meant in wider terms. Winning has given us more confidence to talk to local, regional and national funding bodies and to publicise our success and raise our profile.

Why would you recommend businesses enter?
It provides a good chance to meet other businesses to see if there are any synergies and to fully appreciate the role of the Chamber of Commerce.

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