Shrewsbury's Ice Eye Media Awarded Grant
Shropshire Youth Support Trust (SYST) charity and members of its ASYSTORS Panel are celebrating with Ice Eye Media, a team of three local creatives who have just been awarded a £5,000 grant to support their promotional videography, photography, graphic design and animation business plans.
Shropshire Youth Support Trust is all about maximising young people’s business and personal potential with a view to financial independence. The ASYSTORS Panel is an additional service offered by the charity, a scheme kicked off back in 2017 with five local founding companies: Brewin Dolphin, Morris & Company, Marches Care Homes, Dyke Yaxley and Wynn Developments. These companies were inspired to come together in support of the charity, pledging their time and expertise to young people aged 18-30 starting a business – as well as providing valuable financial support to make some business dreams reality.
Ice Eye Media are based in Shrewsbury, on Wyle Cop and the team comprises Bryce Corden (Lead Graphic Designer and Animator), Marcus Hart (Lead Photographer and Lighting Technician) and Tom O’Keefe (Lead Audio Engineer and Videographer).
Whilst Ice Eye Media officially started in March 2022, the group were creating projects much before then, partnering with local businesses such as Daily Brews with a series of animations and videography. Since then, they’ve worked with Subvert Events, the Buttermarket, FEVER and Krazy Races to name a few.
Armed with an idea, Bryce Corden approached the Shropshire Youth Support Trust ASYSTORS to help propel his business idea. The group were awarded the grant after several meetings with the ASYSTORS panel, which included Joanna Morris from Morris & Company, some mentorship from Yiasmin, and then a successful final presentation.
Following a successful presentation, the Ice Eye Media team were awarded the £5,000 grant to spend on expanding their filming equipment and lighting, as well as legal fees. As well as the grant, the charity provided training and skills opportunities including general business acumen.
“The talent and enthusiasm from the Ice Eye team was inspiring and we are delighted to be awarding this grant to such a talented young trio who, we are sure, will use the funds to catapult to the next level” Joanna Morris commented.
Bryce commented: “Running a business isn’t something you can learn overnight, and when we started, our knowledge in business was limited. Since the SYST training sessions, we now feel secure in our business knowledge and have the support of our mentor Yiasmin to help.”
The Ice Eye Media team are keen to give back to the community that helped them and provide new opportunities for young creatives. Bryce said: “We are really keen to offer opportunities to others starting out. If any creative is looking to gain experience or knowledge, even if they want to come on a shoot with us to see what it is like – we’d love to give them that.”Back to news
Latest News from The Morris Group
Landmark year for Shropshire family business group
2022 has marked a special milestone for one of Shrewsbury’s leading family run businesses as Morris & Company celebrates 100 years incorporation as a Limited Company.
Back in 1922, the entrepreneurial young Morris brothers completed their brand-new offices at the head of the Welsh Bridge where the business was to be nurtured and grown by the family over five generations. Today the Queen Anne style building proudly bears its 1922 incorporation in the unique stained glass window which features centre stage in the office’s reception.
Congratulations to Emma Powell, Associate Solicitor
Congratulations go out to Emma Powell from all her colleagues and friends in the Morris Group on her significant achievement of becoming Associate Solicitor.
Emma joined us in 2018 as a Chartered Legal Executive working with Company Secretary and Group Solicitor, Lyndsey O’Loughlin. Last year Emma decided to undertake the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations, studying in her own time alongside her demanding job at Morris & Company.
Keen runners take part in Sansaw 5k Fun Run for charity
A big well done to our keen runners who took part in the Sansaw 5k Fun Run for the Henry Angell-James Memorial Trust.
We were delighted to sponsor the first ever fundraising event, which raised money for the purchase of more automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for communities in need.
If you'd like to find out more about the charity please visit https://www.hajmt.co.uk/