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Wall Breaker Productions Ltd

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About the business

Wall Breaker is a Lincoln-based video production company that specialises in "emotionally-driven" promotional videos for businesses to use online, on television and at events to generate an improved return on investment. Founded in 2014 by Operations Director Ashley Wilkes and Creative Director Luke Winter, what began as small projects for local companies has grown into a thriving creative business known for producing video content that audiences connect with.


The challenge

Wall Breaker's impressive growth over the past seven years meant that the business needed to increase its capacity to cope with the demand for its services. To do this, they needed additional equipment, including a new digital cinematography camera.

After being made aware of the programme by their local Growth Hub Adviser, Ashley got in touch with the Grants4Growth team. Within two weeks of submitting their application, they were awarded a grant of £13,606 towards a Red DSMC2 Gemini 5K film camera and kit, which included accessories such as a lens mount, monitor, handle and more.

Ashley said: "The process was really easy. Sometimes applying for grants can be a laborious process, but the Grants4Growth team were really friendly and eager to help."


The solution

The new equipment has allowed Wall Breaker to double their capacity from one camera crew to two, enabling them to take on twice as many jobs and take their business to the next level.

Ashley explained: "We were limited by the number of cameras we had. The grant allowed us to increase our capacity by 100%, as the additional equipment means we can now send out two camera crews a day instead of one."


What's next for Wall Breaker?

As well as increasing their filming capacity, Wall Breaker are on track to hit their goal of increasing their turnover by 125% by June 2021.

Ashley said:"If we continue to grow, we hope to hire more staff members, which means the team we have can focus on other areas, such as editing."

When asked what they'd say to other businesses searching for funding, Ashley said: "Having support from Grants4Growth has allowed us to grow our business quicker than anticipated. It doesn't take long to find out if you're eligible, so if you have a key piece of equipment in mind, you should definitely visit their website."