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Publication Date:-
2024-04-12
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BAFTA and Annie award winning TV production company based in the North West placed into Creditors' Voluntary Liquidation

A well known BAFTA and Annie award winning TV production company based in the North West has been placed into Creditors' Voluntary Liquidation. Conrad Pearson and Patrick Lannagan of Mazars, the international audit, tax and advisory firm, were appointed as Joint Liquidators of  ('the Company') on:- 2 April 2024.

This move comes just weeks after the animation studio found out that they had won Best International Animated Series at this years British Animation Awards, on:- 8 March 2024, for:- 'The Tiny Chef Show.'

The company was incorporated in 2000 and has employed hundreds of creative, talented people; building a reputation for production and creative excellence. The Company specialised in a diverse range of animation led projects and was best known for productions including:- The Clangers, Scream Street and Strange Hill High.

The Factory was based at:- Unit 5, St Georges Court, Dairyhouse Lane, Altrincham, United Kingdom, but employed people from all over the North West, including from the Liverpool City Region. They also use of stories provided by local authors, such as those from the Scream Street's author, the late Tommy Donbavand, who was from Merseyside.

Unfortunately, over the last 12 months the number of projects being green lit by broadcasters around the world has been severely cut as the global economy and audience behaviours have changed markedly; these challenging market conditions were a significant factor in the insolvency of the business.

this down turn and led to the Joint Liquidators instructing JPS Chartered Surveyors to assist with the sale of the Company's assets via an online auction, including puppets of various well known public and popular culture figures used for Newzoids which ran from:- 2015 to 2016.

this is a huge loss for the creative industry within the North West of England and for the UK as a whole and highlights the effect the current economic and political climate is having on the Arts and Media industry. Sadly, the loss of this valuable creative business is just 1 of many in recent years. With out urgent support for all areas within the creative industry in the UK, that has been lacking since the Covid lockdowns and Brexit, many UK businesses, like Factory Transmedia Ltd are closing for good. But why should we worry? Well, this affects us far more than you would think, with even more control of our media and arts going to US and other countries, further weakening our economy and culture.

We would hove to hear your views on this, so please do email them to our Newsroom at:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com or send us a message on:-  Mastodon, Facebook or Twitter.


NHS to offer Free Summer Covid19 Boosters

COVID19 is now considered a relatively mild disease for most of the UK's population, but for some, it still poses a threat. 

From Monday, 16 April 2024, the NHS will offer Free Spring Covid19 Boosters for those eligible, aged 75 or older, and those with weak immune systems. Those who want to book a booster jab will be able to do so via the:- Cheshire And Merseyside NHS website,  NHS website, NHS App, or via calling:- 119.

It is worth noting that despite the misinformation, vaccinations are far less dangerous than the disease they set out to protect you against.  In this case, the Covid19 vaccinations the risk is very low, and if you are vulnerable, it is highly recommended that you take up the opportunity, to get your booster, as the protection given by the Covid19 vaccinations fades



For more information and also about how to book your jab if you are eligible, please visit:- NHS.UK.

For facts about Covid19 vaccinations from the NHS please download this .pd document from us here or from the NHS website, if you are still unsure of the risks and benefits of Covid19 vaccinations.

We would hove to hear your thoughts on Covid19 Boosters,  please do email our Newsroom at:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com or send us a message on:-  Mastodon, Facebook or Twitter with them.  You can also leave a response on our Mersey Reporter Merseyside Newsbites Page by clicking here.

 
      
 
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