Small Business Saturday









Last week A-Star Media headed down to London to take part in the Small Business Saturday official launch, celebrating a wide range of small businesses from all over the UK.

The team showed their support for Small Business Saturday at their official UK London launch event with some slo-mo magic. Armed with bubbles, party poppers and a camera, John and Katrina set up a stall ready for participants to see themselves perform in amazing slo-mo. To see the fun and the action for yourself, have a look at the video A-Star produced for the day:

Katrina Atherton, Business Director at A-Star Media said, ‘This has been an amazing opportunity for us, but it’s also a great opportunity for companies all over the UK to get involved. I’d tell every business in Mansfield to check out the Small Business Saturday website and see how they can benefit.’

Small Business Saturday is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. Each year they run a Small Business 100 campaign, which celebrates promotes 100 small businesses in the 100 days leading to the first Saturday in December, where the businesses are then invited to a reception at Downing Street. Last year, A-Star Media were honoured to take part in the Small Business 100 and have chosen to support the campaign this year.

A Star Media Welcomes Danielle to the Team









After the success we had with last year’s intern Richard, A Star Media has once again chose to take part in the Ashfield and Mansfield Aim Higher Scheme this summer.

The Ashfield and Mansfield Aim Higher scheme creates work placements for undergraduates in local businesses. This allows students to take part in a great opportunity of working and gaining experience in their preferred industry over the summer period right on their doorstep.

Our latest team member Danielle is a local Film Studies undergraduate who will be helping primarily with the 2015 East Midlands Chambers Business Awards as well as a variety of other projects. Danielle will be with the team until the end of summer, where she will start her final year at Edge Hill University.

A New Camera for A Star Media









A Star Media is now working with a shiny brand new camera!

Our new FS700 camera produces stunning quality images, is 4K ready and can even film in slow motion. To see a taster of just how amazing this new camera can be, watch what happens in this short video:

With these new features, we’re set to produce bigger and more amazing films than ever before.

Ride 24 Charity Bike Ride












Last year, A Star’s John Starkie cycled 170 miles in 3 days for the Coast to Coast bike ride. This time, the challenge has been raised as John prepares to cycle 300 miles in just 24 hours for charity.

John will be completing the 300 mile Ride 24 challenge with our long standing customer and friend, Malk Hall from Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies, and is helping raise money for the Fountaindale School and Headway charity. The Fountaindale School is a specialist SEN school in Mansfield that provides inclusive education to pupils aged between 3-19 who have complex physical and sensory needs, and Headway is a UK wide charity that works to improve lives of head injury survivors after their injury.

Ride 24 is the challenge to cycle the full 300 miles from Newcastle to London in only 24 hours. The ride will be broken up into 7 stages with rest stops roughly 40-45 miles apart. The ride will take an incredible amount of endurance and will power and we wish John all the luck for his journey in August!

So far an amazing total £44,000 has been raised of the £55,000 target goal for the chosen charities, and they hope to raise £5,000 from the ride. They are offering companies and individuals the opportunity to have their logo or name printed on the cycling jerseys for a minimum donation of just £25.00. If you would like to help John raise more of the needed funds you can sponsor him here.

To see John in action, check out our promo video coming soon!