Enterprise-supported Fortyfoursixteen Films began as a small video production company which has gone on to become an industry leader and supplier of video production to brands and organisations across the UK.
Born in spare bedroom on a Barnsley street in 1999, fortyfoursixteen was the brainchild of Barnsley-born Neil Waddington. In just a few short years, crucial support and excellent business advice from The Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme enabled the business to grow and offer employment and training to students and apprentices, many of whom have gone on to forge careers in the film and video industries. Neil said:
Due to the positioning of major studios and facilities the business eventually moved to its present home and is located close to both Pinewood and Shepperton Studios where large feature films such as Star Wars and Spectre have been produced. Although the company has found increasing success in its new home, Neil has never forgotten where it all started:
Today the company counts NBCUniversal, ITV, Nationwide and Travelex amongst its clients and produces videos for marketing, entertainment and retail purposes.
fortyfoursixteen’s journey of 17 years has seen rapid expansion and the success looks set to continue with new clients and exciting projects on the horizon for 2017 and beyond.