Plimsoll Productions’ award-winning journey from Whiteladies Road to Santa Monica Boulevard

Armed with a BAFTA and Emmy Award winning creative team, Plimsoll produce a variety of non-scripted entertainment, factual and nature shows for UK terrestrial and satellite channels.

Some of their previous work includes Life at the Extreme with Davina McCall, Earth Live and The Story of Cats, and retain a commitment to working across genres and with different clients to create and promote innovative programming.

Plimsoll Productions currently employs 76 people and joined Bristol Chamber of Commerce at Business West as a start-up in 2014. Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder Christine Owen explains why Chamber membership was right for them:

“When setting up we wanted as much advice as we could lay our hands on!

“Business West were helpful in pointing us in the right direction in terms of practical business support.

”You can’t have too much advice!”

Less than two years later, Business West helped Plimsoll Productions fulfil their international ambitions and expand stateside.

Prior to establishing their US office just off the famous Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, CA, Business West advised Plimsoll on how to structure their corporate operations and put them in contact with people that could help.

So successful was their expansion into the USA that in 2016 Plimsoll Productions managed to win the High Business of the Year Award at the British Chamber of Commerce Awards.

Christine Owen, chief operating officer and co-founder, Plimsoll Productions, at the Chamber Awards 2016

Christine and the team were delighted to be honoured:

“It’s unusual to see a TV company in the mix and it was very pleasing to see that our efforts have really paid off.

“It’s been very exciting to see the business grow at such speed and I feel very proud that our initial vision has turned into a reality.

“We are the first TV company to win the High Growth Business Award!”

With more and more exciting new shows constantly on the horizon, chances are a Plimsoll Productions production is showing on a small screen near you!

No matter what the size of your business you can enter a business award. Doing so can yield a number of benefits including increased credibility, motivated employees, free publicity and more.

Entries for the British Chambers of Commerce Awards 2017 are open until 30th June click here for more information.

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