That Was The Year That Was!

How was 2019 for you? Here at Mills Towers, we’ve been very pleased with the plethora of completed projects over the past twelve months and are celebrating ending not just the year, but the decade on a creative high.

Our largest event was without doubt the Royal Naming Ceremony of RRS Sir David Attenborough. In September, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Cammell Laird’s shipyard to officially name the £200 million polar research vessel. The Mills production team created an amazing event watched and enjoyed by over 3,000 guests and VIP’s. With six camera operators, three drones, a 100m2 LED screen, an extensive PA system, plus three photographers and an entire live production crew, we delivered one of our grandest shows yet. Coverage was taken by all the major network broadcasters and seen live across the globe via YouTube. It was a truly momentous day SDA Naming Ceremony

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
We’ve also successfully delivered large scale events once again for the Archives and Records Association in Leeds and the 51st gathering of the British Medical Ultrasound Society in Harrogate. Each client has welcomed the wraparound service we offer – as we say, why commission several different companies when Mills can do it all from under one roof!
Our exhibition team went all things Gallic this month when they travelled to Paris for new client JPL Flavours. As the fastest growing flavour house in the UK, their inaugural exhibition was a huge success, helping them take a firm foothold in the European market.

Exhibition work continues to thrive with clients including Air Ambulance, Driver Hire and Love2shop.

Each client has utilised our in-house CAD design skills which are then developed and constructed by the highly experienced Mills installation team – it’s a truly winning combination.

Love2shop exhibition stand

Unbelievably, our film production unit is about to move into its fifth decade of creating programmes that educate, entertain and excite their audiences. Once again, we have been named as one of the Top 50 UK production companies which is always a great honour. Our work with Hitachi continues apace with five new training films presenting pioneering endo bronchial ultrasound techniques.

Hitatchi Mediacal Crew

Having filmed various medical procedures over recent years, our film crew has certainly developed strong stomachs!

The team has just been commissioned to produce 12 new films for Wirral Met College, so as always, their work is rich in diversity, tone and style (which is just how they like it).

Capturing the character of a person is a photographer’s delight – especially when it’s a knight of the realm and an Olympic champion.

Commissioned by B&M, we shot images of Sir Mo Farah for the high street retailers new healthy living kitchen range.

Sir Mo was more than happy to strike a pose!

Sir Mo Farah

And the sporting theme continued at Royal Liverpool Golf Club (RLGC).

Although not the victory we desired, our photographers were on hand to capture USA success in the Walker Cup.

RLGC is celebrating its 150th year, so as ‘photographer in residence’, we extensively captured golfing tournaments and social events in 2019 to record a momentous year.

This post barely touches the volume of successfully completed work or the variety of clients we’ve assisted this year, but as time is precious, we’ve kept it brief!

2020 is now knocking firmly on the door marked ‘Let Me In’ and the Mills team is ready to go.

We are already planning the Wirral Business Awards which take place on June 5th, hosted once again by BBC TV presenter Dan Walker.

And, our recent big win in successfully gaining the contract to event manage and produce the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards until 2022 is also keeping our live event and sponsorship team extremely busy.

Wirral Business Awards
LCR Tourism Awards

All that’s left to say now is best wishes from Mills Media Creative for Christmas and the coming New Year, and we hope to work with you again very soon (how about 2020?).