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Crown Media launches Covid-secure workplace video production service

QUICK turnaround videos to inform staff and customers about social distancing measures is the latest service being offered by Crown Media.

The move comes after the UK government unveiled its roadmap towards easing the coronavirus lockdown to get the UK back on its feet.

Workers in the construction and manufacturing industry are being urged to return to work from today, with other businesses to follow during the coming weeks and months.

Ministers will reveal guidance on the measures expected to be taken to ensure workplaces - whether it’s a military environment, a construction site, factory, office block, shop or school - are “Covid secure.”

It’s inevitably going to be a confusing and worrying time for everybody as the country eases itself back to work. An awful lot of things will change about how everybody will be expected to carry out their duties at work, which is where Crown Media believe they can help.

Steve Gravenor, director of operations at Crown Media, said:

Crown Media specialises in cost-effective video production. We can help to show and tell your staff and customers what will be expected of them and how new practices and procedures will work to keep their environment Covid secure.

Crown Media are a team of talented and highly experienced broadcast journalists, producers and camera operators who can turn around a short film on the same day if necessary.

If you would like a consultation, please get in touch by emailing or calling +44 (0) 1453 757215. You can also WhatsApp us at +44 (0)7850 544733

Remote media training and simulation

An exciting remote media training and simulation programme has been launched by Crown Media to help organisations keep learning during the Covid-19 crisis.

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The latest training event saw 24 senior military commanders given coaching and advice from experienced broadcast journalists before being put through their media paces. As well as being taught how to deal with journalists both in the flesh and via video link, each student was interviewed four times by two different journalists before being given detailed feedback.

The latest course on Thursday formed part of the Royal Navy’s Commanding Officer Designate Course. It is part of a series being run by Crown Media Ltd for military, government and commercial organisations.


Director Andy Reeds said:

The coronavirus crisis may have brought life as we know it to a halt but for many organisations the need to carry on training is essential - especially in the current climate.

Crown Media have spent a lot of time preparing to change how they work when news of the impending pandemic first broke, so they were ready to hit the ground running when the lockdown began.

Crown Media are already at the forefront of media training and media simulation. Their knowledge and skills ensure they can carry on delivering training to their clients remotely.

Knowledgeable and patient

A Royal Navy commander, who attended our latest training event, said:

I attended a classroom version of this course three years ago which was very good but I have to say the online version is even better. The trainers were so knowledgeable and patient.

The Ministry of Defence has already booked our team for later this week and other courses planned this month include training for a financial services organisation, a construction company and even a teacher of traditional Irish music.

Tailor-made courses are available for groups of up to 50 people or just for individuals. If you would like to find out more, please contact either Andy Reeds, Andrew Wise or Steve Gravenor at anytime.

Email:  Phone: 01453 757215

Crown Media and COVID-19

At this time of exceptional crisis, not just for the UK, but the wider world, we thought we would take this opportunity to reassure our customers about Crown Media. Early this year we looked at the impact of COVID-19 in China and decided to spend some time modelling the potential impact of a pandemic and doing our own contingency planning.

The events unfolding in China were extremely worrying, both from a humanitarian point of view, and from their potential impact on business and the wider economy. For Crown Media specifically, what we learnt was reassuring. Our company was set up on a model that was lean, efficient and designed to take advantage of virtual working environments for our day to day management. As a result we're able to operate responsibly and participate in guidance to reduce day-to-day social contact and so we're able to protect our team and clients. Our company, like many others, may be blown about a bit by the virus outbreak, but we are in a very good position to come through it and bounce back strongly.

It might be a useful time to emphasise the capabilities of our people and how that might be of benefit in the current situation. We have a large pool of media specialists, press officers, journalists, camera operators, social media people, video editors, creative sound people etc. We specialise in the product of media of all kinds, very quickly and economically using news editing and production techniques. If you need any of these skills please get in touch.

In any case, best wishes to you, your family and colleagues over the coming period.

Crown media is the world leader in training through simulated media

Information simulation experts.

Providing discreet, bespoke media simulation solutions is at the heart of Crown Media’s work. Our track record is first class. Our work allows our clients to validate and improve their communications. 

Crown Media has been creating simulation and training solutions for more than 14 years. In that time, we have delivered more than 1,600 simulation solutions for individual clients. We specialise in delivering media simulation that validates an organisation’s planning and structures and stress tests the organisation’s ability to communicate both in normal times and in crisis.

Our clients are wide ranging, including the military, government departments, international organisations, the emergency services and private companies. The issues faced by the military on a major operation, the emergency services during a serious incident or a corporate organisation in the aviation industry, while all are using similar management and communication techniques they have fundamentally differing structures and communication strategies.

Every client who approaches us has a unique aspect to their communications planning and needs a simulation solution specific to their circumstance and operating environment. We treat every client’s requirements on that basis and then working with the client we design the simulation solution that will deliver the effect which they require. That may just be a media simulation solution, it may require consultancy, specific training support or even confidential video production.

We maintain a large pool of journalists, trainers and technical staff, so that we can always build the best team to fit a specific requirement. Many of our pool are UK and NATO security cleared and all have signed confidentiality agreements.

The media world does not stand still, and neither do we. Constantly analysing the news and social media environment, we are ‘futureologists’, researching new information trends and developing ways to realistically simulate them. That includes news, social media, false news and propaganda.

Crown Media provides valuable insights into the poacher's world, from a gamekeeper's perspective.

Brilliant, absolutely vital."

Boris Johnson UK Prime Minister talking about Crown Media