Dublin entrepreneur shortlisted for awards

Other titles won by Ravinol Chambers (centre) include Key Person of Influence Partnership Award

Other titles won by Ravinol Chambers (centre) include Key Person of Influence Partnership Award

A Birmingham film production company founded by a Dublin-born entrepreneur has been shortlisted in two key UK award programmes.

Digbeth-based Be Inspired Films says it is delighted to have been shortlisted in both awards, with three potential gongs to collect.

The company, founded by Ravinol Chambers, has been nominated in both the TV/Video/Audio Production (Under 40 Staff) and Sponsorship (Under 40 Staff) categories in the RAR Awards 2015.

Rather than being chosen by judges, finalists and winners of the RAR marketing awards are selected based on their client satisfaction ratings, covering aspects including creativity, client service, effectiveness and strategic thinking.

Mr Chambers and the Be Inspired Films team will discover if they have won at a ceremony on Grosvenor Square, London on April 22.

Following on from the RAR Awards will be the inaugural Better Society Awards, in which Be Inspired Films is up for the Communications Agency of the Year prize.

Launched by Charity Times, the awards recognise commercial enterprises that go the extra mile to support the charity sector and help create a better society.

Be Inspired Films has an enviable portfolio of corporate clients including Deutsche Bank, the General Medical Council and the Cabinet Office, but has a particular connection to the charity and social enterprise sector.

In addition to producing films and animations for a range of charities, government agencies and CSR departments, Be Inspired Film’s training arm VideoKnowHow offers low-priced coaching for organisations to help them make their own marketing videos in-house.

The winners of the Better Society Awards 2015 will be announced on May 14 in Mayfair, London.

Be Inspired Films also handles the filming and live internet streaming of events, including last year’s Imagining the Future of Medicine at the Royal Albert Hall, the London Irish Art event held in Westminster and regular TEDx  events.

“We’re really excited to have been nominated in three categories across two awards programmes so far this year, especially as they cover both our creative film production work and our support for the third sector,” said Mr Chambers, who worked for charities in India and Africa before setting up his film business.

“It’s great to be recognised in these fields and to represent Birmingham too.”

Mr Chambers also won the Key Person of Influence Partnership Award at the end of last year, adding to Be Inspired Films’s trophy cabinet.