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Afia - getting informed consent from users

“Patrick is a genius. Not only is he one of the most intuitive, insightful people I’ve worked with, he’s seriously practical, too. He’s brilliant at rallying a disparate group of people around a common cause and delivering a great outcome.” Ben Afia, head honcho at Afia

A global energy company were required by new Ofgem rules to ensure that their smaller business customers fully understood the energy deal to which they were signing up. But the team in charge of this product wanted to go further and improve the whole customer experience. Read more

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Artsadmin - creating a vision for data

“Working with Golant Media Ventures enabled us to see the potential for data to enhance the relationships which are central to achieving our creative ambitions and being economically sustainable.” Jennifer Tomkins, Head of Marketing and Development

Sorting out data across Artsadmin meant seeing it as a strategic asset and envisioning the ways it could help the organisation achieve its goals... Read more

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Artsadmin - a new data solution for the arts sector

"It has been brilliant working with the team at GMV, who have not only brought strategic thinking and technical acumen but also a sense of fun to this project. As an organisation we have gained greatly from their insight into the cultural sector, their wide-ranging skills and their forward thinking." Jennifer Tomkins, Head of Marketing and Development

Using a vision for data that we helped it develop, Artsadmin won an Arts Council England Small Capital grant for a digital transformation project to turn its data – and the relationships and knowledge that it represents – into a strategic and organisational asset. Read more

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Arts Council England - What is resilience anyway?

Working with Arts Council England to review the arts and cultural sectors’ understanding of the term ‘resilience’. To understand and inform the role of resilience in shaping cultural strategy it was essential to consult with people who work in and with the cultural sector, for these to be the people actually shaping what ‘resilience’ should and does mean. Read more

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Arts Council of Wales

“Golant Media Ventures are skilled in working within multi-stakeholder environments and understand the subtleties of operating alongside both funder and funded organisation.” Dr Kath Davies, Director of Investment and Arts Funding Services, Arts Council of Wales

We have worked closely with Arts Council Wales to scope and deliver interventions with a range of culture organisations and the leisure departments of local authorities across Wales. Read more


Arithmetica - imaging product strategy and launch

"GMV enabled us to turn our amazing inventions into exploitable products, brands and intellectual property." Jon Boyce, MD

Arithmetica are the scientific software technology spin-out from the film and TV facilities TX Group based in Shepperton backed by private equity firm HWH Investments. Read more

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Birmingham Museums Trust – improving digital asset management

When Birmingham Museums Trust wanted to improve its management of digital assets, their Digital Development Manager turned to us. Read more


British Film Institute – opportunity review for commercial learning services

"GMV provided a structured way to evaluate and compare different commercial opportunities. They met every expectation in terms of the depth of research and analysis they provided – allowing us to make decisions based on evidence." Edward Humphrey, Director of Digital, BFI

We were asked to lead an opportunity review for commercial learning and educational services, focusing on digital and international opportunities – in collaboration with BOP Consulting. Read more

Burst Burst Insights – finance for a commercial social video analytics platform  

"With a decade in the PR industry, I found GMV’s experience and writing capabilities essential to helping us communicate a compelling and technically accomplished bid application.” Simon Bibby, Co-Founder

We’re supporting Burst Insights – a company providing brands and agencies with insights on the performance of their short-form social video – to secure finance based on their technical and commercial innovation. Read more

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Cinegi - from idea to funded venture

A new kind of filmed media distribution company for which GMV created the concept and raised public funding to build prototypes, leading to the private financing of launch. A public benefit version will be delivered with support from Arts Council England, in partnership with the BFI. Read more

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Cornwall Council - digital strategy for Kresen Kernow

We were commissioned by Cornwall Council to create a digital strategy for Kresen Kernow, a new archive centre for Cornwall Read more

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"…one of the finest experts in digital strategy and delivery I have worked with…" Ian Pocock, Programme Manager

England-wide rollout of national information service by government to the public. Read more

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FAROE and Jugglit - cross-media discovery and optimisation

"GMV combine an experienced view of media and the arts with the ability to think years ahead of where the market is and problem-solving ability in bucketloads!" Andrew Davies, Co-Founder, Idio

Near-market research and development of mobile and table solutions for consumer discovery and recommendation of entertainment and cultural content. Read more

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Future Visual - mapping the market for Virtual Reality

“As well as their experience with research, design and testing, GMV have a keen eye for innovation, commercialisation and the development of new business models.” Tim Fleming, Founder

After helping Future Visual win Innovate UK funding, we designed and delivered Proof of Market research demonstrating the value of VR in aviation and ophthalmology. Read more

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“Working with GMV has been a succession of light bulb moments for me. I have learned so much. I can’t recommend them highly enough.” Chris Brown, Co-director

g39 wanted to find a technical partner for their project with a collaborative approach. Read more

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“Until now museums and galleries have had only a limited understanding of their visitors – they need to build better audience relationships than they could achieve with a door counter alone. I’m very excited that iBeholder... offers a plausible solution to that challenge.” Chris Brown, Co-director

g39 wanted to create a tool that would help them, and others in the sector, learn more about and engage their audiences. Read more


Global Spaces – The ‘Digital Museum’ of Me in the World

"GMV bring a great combination of sensitivity, business understanding and know how and creativity" Karen Merkel, Partner, New Media Networks

A feasibility study delivered in partnership with New Media Networks for the Olympic Legacy List and the Royal Commonwealth Society. Read more

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Intellectual Property Office – making IP more easily traded and financed

The IPO commissioned us to examine the key characteristics of IP markets and the information needed to help businesses raise finance against and trade in their intangible assets. Read more


Innovation from co-design and data in the UK’s Creative Industries

"…opened my eyes to an area of the arts sector I had no knowledge of" arts organisation participant

The Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network (CIKTN) commissioned us to gaze into the future of innovation driven by data and co-design. The result was a map of opportunities for UK creative businesses and cultural organisations out to 2016. Read more

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Live and Digital - new models for public screenings of theatre

"The GMV team have helped us consider ways we can reach new audiences – and earn new revenue - by embracing all things digital." Annie Ukleja, General Manager

Working with Miracle Theatre, one of Britain’s foremost outdoor theatre companies to explore the interface between live and digital. Read more

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Mapping futures with Creative Industries trade bodies

With Grant Thornton we brought together a wide range of UK trade and policy bodies over a number of round tables to create a roadmap for greater collaboration across the UK’s creative, entertainment and digital industries. Read more

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Nesta - adopting digital technology in the arts

Nesta commissioned us to support the Digital Innovation Fund for the Arts in Wales by creating a practical guide for arts organisations looking to adopt new digital technologies - and transform their business models as a result. Read more

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Ravensbourne College - experience design

Learning how to design services that fit the journeys of users in the digital and real worlds – and for their experience to be meaningful and inspiring as well as just ‘usable’. Read more

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We were commissioned by the Royal Opera House to develop information architectures that could help the organisation as a whole to speak a common language. Read more

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Royal Shakespeare Company - weaving digital innovation into the RSC’s strategy

"GMV were able to relate every aspect of our strategy to a wider policy and market context and then recommend practical and enjoyable ways of using digital, data and innovation to enable its delivery." Catherine Mallyon, Executive Director

Coming up with new ways to manage Digital Innovation to make sure that it contributes to the RSC’s overall strategy. Read more

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Royal Shakespeare Company - international commercial strategy for education

"The whole experience was hugely energising and led to the development of our first commercial strategy for education." Jacqui O'Hanlon, Director of Education

The Director of Education for the Royal Shakespeare Company commissioned us to help the Education Department develop an international commercial strategy. Read more

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Royal Shakespeare Company - image management and exploitation strategy

"GMV... helped senior management across the RSC identify new opportunities, streamline business processes and better manage and exploit our intellectual property." Liz Thompson, Director of Communications

Helping the RSC turn their image collection into a strategic asset ­ through organisational, commercial and technical change. Read more

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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust - Mapping the future of the Shakespeare Collections in Stratford-upon-Avon

"GMV brought a sense of scale and ambition and challenged us to think about exploiting our collections more effectively." Dr. Diana Owen, Director, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Working with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the Royal Shakespeare Company to envision a future for the Shakespeare collections held in Stratford-upon-Avon... Read more


The Space - training and mentoring for artists

"Working with GMV reinvigorated our enthusiasm in what is a tough project. We got to see afresh the value to audiences and sponsors in their experiences across social media, film and physical installation." Cath Le Couteur and Nick Ryan, artists, Adrift

Funded jointly by the BBC and Arts Council England, The Space commissions innovative and diverse digital art projects. Read more

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Sparknow – developing a strategy for Intellectual Property

“GMV provided a tailored training solution to support Sparknow in getting a grounding in principles and practice for managing intellectual property strategically.” Fiona Hiscocks, Director, Sparknow

Helping Sparknow work through how to package assets to create products. Read more

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Sustainability Strategy for the Regional Film Archives of England

We were commissioned by Screen Yorkshire on behalf of the BFI to develop the Sustainability Strategy for the Regional Film Archives (RFAs) of England. This involved working with the nine RFAs and bringing together all the key stakeholders to agree a common route forward. Read more

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Theatre of Debate - New operating model for theatre specialising in public engagement in science

Theatre of Debate’s founder and Artistic Director, Nigel Townsend, saw GMV founder Mandy Berry speak about our work on business models with Miracle Theatre – and something clicked. Read more

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Creative Cities Network Review for UNESCO

The UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) asked GMV (together with colleagues from New Media Networks) to assess a major bid from one of the UK’s leading cities to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Read more

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"Golant Media Ventures helped us probe the real reasons people use digital technology. They provided a comprehensive framework for analysing diverse voices, giving us a business case for mobile engagement along with a cost-saving path to realising it." Ali Hossaini, CEO, Cinema Arts Network

Working with Ali Hossaini and the Cinema Arts Network, we were asked to produce a business case for investment in increased bandwidth and a captive Wifi portal for the Young Vic. Read more