Busy founders can’t tell their story to every new employee. These films have helped new recruits hear the history of the company from the horse's mouth.
Below are example from FM Conway, Charlie Bigham's, Octopus and Boden
Infrastructure specialists FM Conway have the double blessing of a 50 year old family heritage and a record of innovation. Filming over the course of a year we tried to harness both in a 2 minute film for internal and external audiences.
We love it! Thanks for a fantastic film, it has been great working with you all!
Natasha Mealey, Marketing Manager, FM Conway
As Charlie prepares to open up a brand new production kitchen in Dulcote which spans over 132,500 square feet, he reflects on the first 25 years of his journey. From making food for his local deli on his kitchen table to becoming one of the biggest name in gourmet pre-made meals.
The film is looking absolutely fab – well done! I think it will be a really powerful addition to recruiting, inspiring and retaining the team. Many thanks for all the hard work both of you and your lovely team put into making it happen.
Charlie Bigham, Founder, Charlie Bigham's
Two friends founded Octopus with the dream of transforming their industry. Starting out above Costcutters with a borrowed phone, the Octopus founders wanted new recruits to be inspired by their humble beginnings and understand that they did not become a half billion turnover company overnight.
Higham and Company jumped right in from day one, building a trusted relationship with the team and a deep understanding of the business and the brief. They worked quickly and collaboratively, defined a compelling narrative and pushed the creative process to produce inspiring content that set a new benchmark for quality. A great job.
Matthew Holland, Head of Brand, Octopus Investments
The Story of Boden
As Boden's workforce grew to over 1,000 people across four countries, they needed a way to tell the company’s story to new recruits. Johnnie Boden uses this film to introduce the company.
We send The Story of Boden film to new employees before they start. It perfectly captures the spirit of Boden – from how Johnnie started the business to how everyone is engaged in the much larger and slightly eccentric Boden family. It really paints an authentic picture of us. It’s also easy to update – as we grow the film changes with us.
Hilary Earle, Head of Talent and Development, Boden