Women in Construction

Women in ConstructionStag Communications has recently assisted Nottingham City Homes in delivering it’s Women in Construction initiative.

Nottingham City Homes project has been given the task of bringing more women into the construction industry through trades like plastering, plumbing, electrical and even behind the scenes helping the organisation and trades.

We helped stage the launch event which presented the initiative to industry leaders and dignitaries. Part of the day involved children from local schools learning about Women in Construction then being given the task of designing and building a house out of lego. We filmed it all then edited the footage to be played out in front of the afternoon delegates.

See the video below.


Leicester Music Festival

Leicester Music Festival2014 saw the first ever Leicester Music Festival take place at the iconic Welford Road Stadium.

Stag Communications produced via our in-house video production department the ‘Artist Introduction’ films for Leicester Music Festival’s big screens.

These short films were key for the crowd to understand what was going on on-stage and to keep the pace of the event going. The introductions worked perfectly making sure that the presenters could link to the live artist with the pre-prepared video to create a seamless introduction for the artists.

We worked with the event organisers to make sure we captured the feel of the event, to keep the production on-brand with what they were trying to achieve with the event.

Leicester Music Festival took place over 2 days in the summer of 2014 with artists like Tinie Tempah, Labrinth, Billy Ocean, The Saturdays and UB40 all taking to the stage to entertain the crowds.

See below for a Demo of the work we produced.

Tanzania Trip


Tanzania trip for Remit’s award-winning apprentices

IN 2013 a team of four award-winning apprentices were given the chance of a lifetime by training provider, Remit Group.

After winning national apprentice awards at the company’s 2012 Christmas conference, the four young men were shocked to discover their prize – a chance to go on a two-week trip to the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro and help local charity, Village Education Project Kilimanjaro (VEPK).

kili4_400Joined by a select group of Remit staff, they set off for their trip in early April. The Stag team was there with them, first thing in the morning to wave the group off on their travels. Their departure photos were shared with the press, along with some of their personal stories.

“We wanted to offer the young people that have excelled and shown true potential, just how much we value them” Steve Yardley, Remit chief operating officer (former)

While the team was out in Tanzania, team leader Katy Pilling sent back regular blogs, often via text, and sometimes via email – whatever was possible in such a remote part of Africa. Stag made sure these blogs were written up and posted on a specially set-up blog site, sharing them with the company’s staff, local press and stakeholders.

We also sent the team with their own Flip video cameras, to enable them to return with some HD footage of the trip. We gave them full guidance on what to film, how to film it, and advice on the sort of interviews we’d be looking for.

When they returned we were able to use the footage, some photos, and a full de-brief interview with Katy, to put together a documentary on the whole experience – which really is worth a watch!

On their return the team were inspired to do so much more. In fact Katy, the team leader, returned with a mission – she was going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in honour of the charity they went out there to help.

“What VEPK offers these children is a chance for an education, and to learn vocational skills that will give them greater opportunities.” Katy Pilling, Remit’s Training

Stag helped Katy and Remit to promote her next trip to Africa, which she made just six months later. We provided local media coverage and social media updates, as well as helping her draft letters requesting support to local companies and organisations.

Her trip enabled Katy to make more than £3,000 for the small charity out in Tanzania, smashing her personal target and making a huge difference to VEPK.

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