A video producer and director living in Amersham has been shortlisted for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award at The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2021.

Founded in 2013, the awards acknowledge the hard work and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs and businesses in the United Kingdom.

Natalie Hodgins who established a video production company, Visionary Pictures, at the beginning of the year with her co-founder Brock Elwick is up for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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The award celebrates achievements by business owners who are under 30 with a handful of entrepreneurs who have gone on to become household names including Grenade, Tangle Teezer, The LAD Bible, Clearscore and The Cambridge Satchel Company taking home prizes at the event.

This nomination comes after 5000 applicants were entered with Natalie and her partner Brock becoming finalists in the South East region for their work on Visionary Pictures.

Visionary Pictures aim to tell honest and purposeful stories for their clients which strive for positive change focusing on the values they share with their audiences to connect them to their community.

The crew at the production company put emphasis on creating mentally healthy environments, sustainable video shoots and support for those starting out in their film and TV careers.

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Natalie said: “Our goal with Visionary Pictures is to create a safe and supportive environment not only for those we work with, but also to set an example for other companies and inspire change in the industry as a whole.

“I want to thank the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and their judging panel for recognising what we're doing, and including us in the regional finals this year.

"It means so much to us."

Brock Elwick revealed the reasoning behind setting up Visionary Pictures was to make a change to the production industry.

He said: “We champion purposeful storytelling, driven creatives and crew who are all-too-often undervalued and overworked.

“With this, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards is standing alongside our values and there's nothing more refreshing than that”.

To book in a discovery call with Visionary Pictures, email hello@wearevisionary.co.uk or visit their website here.