Award winning agencies deliver successful Creative Media event

Over 100 students from Aquinas and Cheadle & Marple Colleges heard from three award winning creative agencies at an event in early June.

Mark Stringer, MD of Ahoy, Nick Wroe, MD of Platform 81 and Sammi Wilde from Bellyflop TV provided great insight to the students, many of who are currently studying BTEC in Creative Media Production.

Each guest speaker did a short initial presentation on their business and career, followed by an extensive Q&A answering questions that were submitted by the audience.

The topics ranged from advice on pathways into the creative industry, through interesting or famous clients and on to progression and salaries in different roles.

Mark and Nick were able to share the range of clients that they have worked with, the roles that exist within their companies and what they look for in future employees, while for Sammi it was a return to her former college, bringing great motivation to students, who learnt about her pathway from college into her current role as the Video Editor at Bellyflop, where already she has edited over 500 films.

Gander are very grateful to Mark, Nick and Sammi for giving up their time to share their experience and inspire students who very soon will be potential employees in this growing industry sector for Stockport.