We've Started Cyclescheme - and We Love it

Cyclescheme is a great programme that offers employees 25% - 39% off the cost of a new bike. We are pleased to share that we have begun participating in the scheme.

Our Internships for UoB Students

Seven Years Strong

At Tinker Taylor, we have an excellent relationship with the University of Birmingham. To date, we’ve given twelve UoB students from the Film and Television: Research and Production Masters internships over the last seven years, with two more joining us in 2022.  We have given full-time employment to five of our interns, upon graduation, all of whom have thrived!

What We Offer

We really want those who do placements with us to feel like they've gained legitimate insight into the video production industry. We ensure that everyone who joins us for their 12 weeks becomes genuinely involved in making a difference to our company; helping with all stages of production; diving into social activities and joining crew on shoots whenever possible.

We know that valuable work experience is hugely advantageous to students. Whether you're freelance or full-time, actual experience is the most valuable tool you can have for building your career. Our connection to this Masters course has been a great way for us to help as many young people as we can to kick-start their careers, and we look forward to continuing with this productive collaboration!

We had to include this video because it holds a special place in our hearts - take a look at our 2021 Table Tennis Tournament, which our fantastic intern at the time, Sherif, joined in on!

Transforming our Security with Cyber Essentials

We are pleased to announce that we have been officially accredited with the Cyber Essentials Certification! Our cyber security has been totally transformed, with all internal security processes being updated and streamlined.

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme that assists companies in protection against potential cyber-attacks. Accreditation is awarded once a self-assessment is completed; which includes the addressing of existing cyber security processes. This then proves that adequate measures are in place to protect a company’s internal systems from cyber attacks.

From a commissioning perspective, this is a noteworthy update for us. As of recently, a large number of government and public sector organisations are requiring suppliers to have Cyber Essentials in order to carry out services on their behalf. We are glad to be able to prove that our system is fully protected and authorised with this certification!

In line with our sustainable and responsible business pledges, it is paramount to us that we update our systems regularly and within government guidelines to ensure maximum security for our business, clients and supply chain.

We are looking forward to being able to collaborate with more public service providers and provide yet more engaging, inspiring and highly effective video driven campaigns.

Please do take a look at some of our outstanding work for the PoliceLocal Authorities, and the NHS and if we can help you, feel free to call the studio on +44 (0) 121 224 7709 or email use enquiries@tinkertaylor.tv

Tinker Taylor is Officially Listed on the CCS Communications Marketplace

Hot off the Press! Tinker Taylor Video Content Agency is now officially listed on the Crown Commercial Services Communications Marketplace. Not quite the stock exchange, but from a commissioning perspective, this is a real win!

What is the CCS Communications Marketplace?

Communications Marketplace is for the use of UK public sector bodies, including (but not limited to) Central Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies; NHS Bodies and Local Authorities.

It is a platform that can be used to search for suppliers to provide specialist services on low-value work (under £100,000); an advanced contracts directory that can be easily used to invite suppliers to provide contract services, or to compete for contracts that are within their field of work.

Our move onto this framework will create an easier and more streamlined approach for these organisations to access our expertise.

How Does it Work?

In order to use the Communications Marketplace, you must firstly be registered on the Government eMarketplace. Guidance on how to register is available here. Access will then be granted to the contracts directory where you can search for our services.

Specifically, Tinker Taylor’s services fall under the following areas:

The portal allows you to contact Tinker Taylor for a quote, with the confidence and knowledge that we have passed the robust verification process.

We are looking forward to being able to collaborate with more public service providers and provide yet more engaging, inspiring and highly effective video-driven campaigns.

Please do take a look at some of our outstanding work for the PoliceLocal Authorities, and the NHS and if we can help you, feel free to call the studio on +44 (0) 121 224 7709 or email us on enquiries@tinkertaylor.tv

Tinker Taylor's Pledge to Sustainability

According to a recent ALBERT Sustainability survey, nearly half of all young people ranked climate change and the destruction of nature as the most serious issue affecting the world today, more pressing than war or inequality (World Economic Forum, 2017). It’s also something that’s keeping them up at night. 62% of young Britons said climate change made them fearful for the future (Broadbent et al. 2017). 

The team at Tinker Taylor want to make changes, both big and small, to become more sustainable. We've pledged to use The Sustainable Print whenever we need printing services, such as our new business cards, made of biodegradable 100% recycled paper and eco-friendly ink and are carbon offset with the World Land Trust. 

We've also pledged to make changes to our production process, such as always sending documents electronically, rather than physically - and we now take iPads on location, with documents requiring signatures, being signed electronically. 

Two of our team are ALBERT trained, and everyone else will go through the training in 2022. This is an excellent scheme which gives insight and training for production companies who are making changes to be sustainable. It offers a bespoke carbon calculator to work out the carbon footprint of production, as well as proper instruction of how a company can reduce their emissions.


This is just the beginning of our mission to implement a system that is consistently mindful of sustainability. We will continue to learn and take on advice and pledge to make more decisions based on sustainability moving forward!

TINKER TAYLOR is nominated for a Drum award

We're thrilled to announce that we've been nominated by global awards programme The Drum Awards as a finalist in their upcoming Social Media awards! Working for West Midlands Police, our videos for the #WeNeedYourSkills campaign have been recognised as great practice in Social Media. The winner will be announced on 11th November and we can't wait to attend the event alongside some great agencies and brands.

In Spring 2021, we were approached by WMP to aid in the recruitment of approximately 3000 new officers. We created a campaign which includes 3 short films crafted and filmed by the Tinker Taylor team and Director of Photography James Stoneley. Each film presents a member of the public in distress, who is helped by a friend or relative - however as the story unfolds, it is revealed that the 'helpful friend' is in fact a police officer.

The impact of these videos was huge - after just 7 days of their run on social media, applications to the WMP rose to over 250 per week; a six fold increase on the week before. The success of this campaign illustrates how impactful high quality video is, for translating relatable issues and stories. Take a look at their full portfolio here.

Sam Taylor, Creative Director at Tinker Taylor explains:

“We are a team of film makers, moved and driven to deliver outstanding results for all our clients, however it is especially gratifying when our work leads to a positive, meaningful social change. Our HQ is in Digbeth and we are all members of the public that WMP serve, so this project was one we very much wanted to deliver. The fact that the video driven campaign has shortlisted for a national Drum award makes me exceptionally proud.”

To find out more about these awards and have a look at the nominees, see here.

Tinker Taylor x The Clean Kilo

The Clean Kilo is the largest zero-waste supermarket in the UK and we are lucky enough to have them as our neighbours here in beautiful Digbeth, Birmingham.  Their ethos is to sell plastic-free products, source as local as possible and reduce food waste. 

The Tinker Taylor team are so impressed with the enterprise, we decided to offer to produce a promotional film for them, free of charge, to help spread the word and raise their profile locally. See what you think!

Sourcing locally helps cut carbon emissions, keeps money in the local community and improves rural-urban links. Next time you're in town, make sure to stop by The Clean Kilo!

Video Marketing in 2020

As a video content agency, Tinker Taylor are huge advocates of video, especially during this unprecedented time of uncertainty and change. In this short video, Creative Director Sam Taylor explains how video is leading the way in providing an accessible and cost-effective alternative to open days, conferences, showrooms and face-to-face communications.

Whether you are experiencing a downturn in the sales of your product or service, organising your annual conference online, recruiting or training employees, or replacing your networking events, the Tinker Taylor team can help you find a solution through video.

To arrange a free, no-obligation chat with Sam or to find out more about the production process, please get in touch.

"Great video Sam - Wasps have first hand experience of your work and it really is impressive. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for high end, premium content."

JAMES WOOTTON - HEAD OF COMMERCIAL SALES AT WASPS RUGBY

"As one of our clients in professional services told us - "Now we cannot be physically close to our clients, colleagues and prospects we need to be virtually close to them". Video is a great way to do this and Tinker Taylor are the best."

JAMES BARCLAY - HEAD OF CLIENT SUCCESS AT PASSLE

"Nice video Sam, as per usual. Love seeing the many ways Tinker Taylor have come up with to utilise video to provide engaging content for a variety of audiences. Some complex subjects to get across but you always manage to do it elegantly and professionally. Nice to see you in front of the camera for a change,  you are a natural!"

EUGENE MCDAID - PRESIDENT AT PARAMOUNT RECRUITMENT INCORPORATED

Santa Claus is coming...

We are super excited to have launched the first ever TINKER TAYLOR Advent Calendar!  Every day during December we are releasing a new bite-size video, each showing a different clip from of some of our favourite video of 2019. Yes, 25 sparking new videos!

With a beautiful Disney inspired motion graphics sequence designed by our very own Justin Carrington, the TT Advent Calendar is a super way to show off some of our most inspiring and meaningful work. 

From Montezuma's exquisite chocolates, to Raymond Blanc's cookery school; from Team GB womens boxers, to Wasps and Kiwi rugby players, we have filmed with some seriously talented and creative individuals in 2019. From live action to animation, filming throughout England, in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, France and New Zealand, we would  like to use this opportunity to say thank you to all our fabulous clients for their loyalty and trust. 

Wishing you all a very happy festive season and here's to a healthy and prosperous 2020!

TINKER TAYLOR sponsored Wasps player Lima Sopoaga delivered a training session to the U15's at Camp Hill RFC!

Anyone who has met Sam Taylor is aware of her passion for rugby: when she’s not producing amazing video content at TINKER TAYLOR, Sam can be found enjoying a Wasps game or coaching the Under 15’s at Camp Hill RFC.

For the past two years, this passion has taken the shape of a sponsorship between TINKER TAYLOR and Wasps fly-half and All Blacks veteran Lima Sopoaga, who recently featured in our #MakeYourMark video.

Recently, Lima went back to his rugby roots to deliver a training session for Sam’s U15’s at Camp Hill. Both Lima and the team had a great time, as you can see from the video!

“I’m here at Camp Hill, back to grassroots rugby, which is pretty cool and something that I know a lot of us Kiwi boys hold dear to our heart, because for a lot of us this is where we started our rugby journey.” 

Lima Sopoaga, Wasps fly-half

TINKER TAYLOR have been working with Wasps for several years, producing their STEAK corporate hospitality package video as well as enjoying the opportunity to attend numerous networking events.