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Commercial Film

Commercial Film

  • At the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce event involving all the Norfolk MPs back in February 2014, Rachel Blackburn, Director of US2U Consulting, raised the issue that it was taking over 3 months for a new taxi driver to get their licence from Norwich City Council, on behalf of her client ABC Taxis Ltd. As ABC Taxis planned to recruit 20 new drivers this year to meet customer demand, this clearly was a concern to them and also to the individuals concerned who are keen to start their new career.

    Chloe Smith MP and Simon Wright MP agreed to help to solve the problem. Working with Rachel Blackburn who met with Norwich City Council to profile the process in more detail, it has been a team effort to resolve the issue. Norwich City Council have agreed that the process should take around 5 weeks and currently the experience when hiring the new drivers recently has been that it has been taking around 8 weeks - a significant difference.

    US2U Consulting and ABC Taxis have also produced a film to make the recruitment and licencing process easier to understand from the new recruits point of view. This can be seen on the ABC Taxis website at http://www.abctaxisnorwich.co.uk/Recruitment.aspx. Chloe Smith also visited the ABC Taxis team as part of the process.

  • As our regular clients understand, our passion for what we do shows through on each assignment; having the opportunity to work together to make a positive difference is what drives us.

    Therefore we are producing a music track to promote some of our services and brand in a different way, to complement our existing digital marketing.

    It's coming soon... watch this space!

    #PositiveDifference

  • Both Kerwin Blackburn and Lee Casey attended a talk organised by Chadwicks Ltd on Tuesday 18 July at the University of East Anglia's Enterprise Centre, about 'How Millennials are Reshaping our World'.

    The talk covered long-term socio-economic trends and their implications for both businesses and investors and the effects of population change on global labour markets. It also highlighted how Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, have shifting priorities that require businesses to adapt their products and services.

    The session provided interesting insights into what businesses need to prioritise in order to increase productivity and keep up in the rapidly growing knowledge economy. The three main avenues stressed upon were the importance of education, constructive technology and urbanisation.

    The changing expectations of so called 'Digital Natives' were also discussed, as it is known that Millennials now value interactive and user-friendly digital environments, reflecting the value of having a bespoke US2U Consulting-produced Commercial Video.

    If you would like US2U Consulting to produce your organisation's promotional video tailored to your needs and objectives, or would benefit from our assistance with your business planning, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • US2U Consulting attended the Food Matters Live Exhibition 2017 at ExCeL London on 22 and 23 November in order to learn about the latest trends and innovations within the food and drink sector.

    US2U Consulting has enjoyed working with many clients in this sector and we look forward to embracing the challenges and opportunities that will impact this sector in the future.

    The exhibition also provided dozens of seminars and conferences about all aspects of food and drink, including a keynote talk featuring celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal. There were also hundreds of food samples on offer, including the much talked-about seaweed pasta (seaweed is predicted to be the next big global food source!).

  • US2U Consulting has worked alongside Worldwide Fruit to produce a film documenting the growth and supply of avocados, one of the company's expanding product areas.

    The film, titled From Field to Fork, was filmed at a number of locations from Malaga, Spain, to Marble Arch in London, and is being used to increase understanding of the process amongst staff at all stages of the supply chain.

    Watch the edited highlights below.

    To find out how we can help you with your product and team briefing films contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • US2U Consulting have been working with Jackson & Co, Colchester's leading Estate Agency, on their business planning, marketing and people development.

    As part of this, and to ensure the company stays a step ahead of the competition in this digital age, we have also worked with them to produce a video explaining the various stages of the Lettings process, for the benefit of Tenants and Landlords and to enhance Jackson & Co's online presence.

  • Most of the US2U Consulting team have worked with ABC Taxis during the last 5 years to support them with their business growth plans. We are pleased to have supported them with their latest PR campaign to celebrate some of their achievements including liaising with the media and doing the photography. See the full article here.

  • Rachel and Kerwin Blackburn attended the "When I Grow Up" careers exhibition at Norwich Cathedral on Tuesday 15 December, aimed at providing inspirational careers advice to over 500 children from the Harleston schools in Norfolk.

    The event featured around 80 organisations from a variety of sectors, and we were pleased to be featured within the "something a little bit different" section!

    As part of our display we featured several of our clients to convey the benefits of becoming a Management Consultant, including fresh produce from Worldwide Fruit and G's Fresh, and an ABC Taxis recruitment film.

    Unsurprisingly, however, Wayne Rooney's signed, match-worn football boots managed to steal the show, with many of the 7-13 year old crowd taking 'boot selfies' and vowing not to wash their hands again after holding them!

    Emma Johnson, the schools' Cluster Coordinator, said "Thank you for bringing so many great activities and goodies for the children and sharing your passion for the jobs you do. The feedback from teachers and pupils has been so positive."

  • US2U Consulting attended the lively and insightful 'John Bird Talks Social Enterprise' event, hosted by Your Own Place CIC, on Thursday 20 April at St. Giles House Hotel, Norwich.

    Norwich-based social enterprise Your Own Place CIC was hosting their annual event for the second time, following 2016's talk from Lemn Sissay MBE.

    They invited founder of The Big Issue, Baron John Bird, to share his story that led him to starting the social business, and what advice he has for other change-makers looking to make an impact through business. His overriding piece of advice was to focus on giving those in need a "hand up rather than a handout".

    The event also included a screening of the promotional videowhich we are proud to have sponsored and produced for Your Own Place, which has already helped them in raising their profile throughout the region!

    Find out more about how an US2U Consulting-produced promotional video can enhance your organisation's image.

  • US2U Consulting is building on recent success integrating film into projects by working with Richard Howes, an experienced cameraman and editor.

    Richard has 16 years experience working for the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 and will help US2U Consulting diversify into marketing films to improve communication for our clients both internally and externally.

  • Always looking to do things to engage with different people in different ways, we are pleased to launch our first music track.

    This celebrates our brand values including encouraging diversity and being inspirational as it tells you about some of our core HR services.

    We have written and produced the track and video featuring Wilstar and Flowzane - two talented artists who have been great to work with.

    Please watch and listen below, share with your contacts and let us have your feedback!

    We hope you enjoy it!

     

     

     

  • A short film giving an overview of how US2U Consulting worked in partnership with a client to successfully project manage one of their 2012 marketing initiatives arising from the strategic business planning review.

  • Kerwin Blackburn and intern Lee Caseyattended the Broadland Business Breakfast Forum on Wednesday 12 July at Sprowston Manor, where the issues of changing data protection laws and adapting to today's online world were discussed.

    The topic of the changing data protection laws explored how our relationships with data are evolving and the considerations that businesses must take ahead of the new General Data Protection Regulation being introduced in May 2018.

    Interestingly, although these are EU regulations, it turns out that any business supplying goods and services to EU citizens must adhere to these rules - which may also be indicative of how other EU legislation could continue to apply to the UK following the nation's impending departure from the European Union.

    The forum also featured the top tips for adapting to the online world, with key takeaways including the importance of having a responsive website (we launched a responsive version us2uconsulting.comearlier in 2017!) and the need to engage with 'digital natives'.

    US2U Consulting can help your business progress in the digital age by producing your commercial video. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to find out more!

  • An excellent example as to how US2U Consulting can incorporate tailor-made films into your recruitment and staff engagement strategies:

  • US2U Consulting have recently enjoyed working with ASAMS Ltdto develop their business strategy and produce the ASAMS Promotional Video.

    ASAMS Ltd are a Metals Testing Laboratory based in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and work with clients from multiple industries with a main focus on oil and gas and renewables.

    The purpose of the video is to enable existing and potential new companies to engage with ASAMS and to understand more about the ASAMS service, culture and unique features and benefits.

    While the video ultimately aims to help them increase their market share, it has already has the effect of motivating and energising the ASAMS team - all of whom feature in the video!

    As well as giving their staff a chance to showcase that ASAMS is a successful, forward-thinking business, the video will also enhance their website by allowing visitors to engage with it in a new, more dynamic dimension. The video will also form the basis of an integrated marketing campaign.

    In addition to producing their promotional video US2U Consulting also assisted ASAMS in developing their company values which promote ASAMS as providing:

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    ASAMS Managing Director Andrew Page (pictured, left, alongside Senior Metallurgist Thomas Whiskin and Rachel Blackburn) commented, "It has been easy working with US2U Consulting as we develop our business planning, marketing strategy and HR strategy. We look forward to our ongoing relationship as we continue to raise our profile and achieve our ambitious business goals."

    Watch the video below!

    If you would like US2U Consulting to produce your organisation's promotional video or assist with your business planning, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • US2U Consulting likes to add ‘wow’ factors to everything we do. To show you we hold true to that promise, let us introduce our new IT services film.

    We offer a range of IT services, including training for Microsoft Word and help to sort out messy data.

    The film was written and produced by the US2U Consulting team and shows how inadequate IT training can create added difficulties in the workplace.

    Director Rachel Blackburn said: “The film was fun to make but has a serious point. IT training can lead to greater productivity and efficiency in the workplace.”

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  • We had a great afternoon photographing 13 of ABC Taxis' eco cars in Norwich.

    It was ironic that we were photographing the anti-pollution cars on the high pollution day - you can only just see Norwich Cathedral in the background!

  • US2U Consulting are proud to have produced a promotional video for Your Own Place CIC, a Norwich-based social enterprise that prepares young people for independence and adult life.

    Having pledged to donate the time for filming and editing at their Christmas drinks reception in December, US2U Consulting's Richard Howes visited Your Own Place CIC's Tenancy Training flat in Norwich to capture what they do in action.

    Watch the video for an insight into Your Own Place CIC's fun, colourful and interactive approach to tackling youth homelessness in the region:

    Rebecca White, Director of Your Own Place CIC, said "Richard really did an excellent job and I'm enormously grateful to US2U Consulting for sponsoring this on our behalf. It will communicate very well with lots of partners."

    Find out more about how an US2U Consulting-produced promotional video can enhance your organisation's image here.

  • US2U Consulting is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 UK-based Empowering Women Programme.

    A joint initiative with the Jeddah Chamber, the programme targets profitability growth through business transformation and women empowerment, and is designed to be a dynamic learning opportunity for Saudi female entrepreneurs. It will include practical workshops and work experience to develop skills.

    The programme will be commencing on the 10 December and concludes on the 21 December.

    For full details please see below:

    US2U Consulting - Empowering Women Programme 2018

    To book your place on the programme please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Rachel Blackburn on +44 (0) 1603 716852.

    Hear Rachel talk about our Empowering Women Programme below!

  • At US2U Consulting we are firm believers in continual professional development and recently exhibited at the Norfolk CIPD conference. The theme for the stand was 'employee engagement' with the main focus on our ability to produce high quality films that improve business communication.

    Some of the US2U Consulting team are pictured left to right - Michael Holness (IT Consultant), John Miller, Rachel Blackburn and Richard Howes (Film Producer)