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Adamantean is pleased to work with Hickman Shearer to assist any business who would like to buy the assets being sold in the Arena Television auction, being held on 22nd, 23rd and 24th February. An estimated £6M of high quality Outside Broadcast equipment is available for immediate sale. Auction payment terms are strictly enforced, and...
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Blimey, another year has flown by – and what a year it has been! In December 2020 we were all preparing for a lockdown Christmas whilst receiving news of the recently approved first vaccine. Twelve months on and with the threat of further lockdowns in abeyance, it may feel like we have not made much...
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So. Who’s going to IBC? Currently it’s still due to happen, but by the time you read this, who knows..?   NAB, which was rescheduled for later this month, was only cancelled in mid-September; ridiculously late notice for a show thats key attribute is its global reach, and could never realistically have gone ahead in the...
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There are so many moving parts in the world of TV production right now, each of them independently throwing curve balls into an already high-pressure environment. And all have the potential to scupper the best laid production plans, with budget-busting consequences. And yet, at the same time, business is booming, with UK production output at...
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Events of the last 11 months clearly require no summarising, but it is a hard fact that, to many small businesses in the UK, CoVid-19 has been the Grim Reaper in all but the black cloak. However, as in all aspects of life, there have been winners and losers. Some companies have enjoyed the opportunities...
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Can you measure success in a pandemic? Over the years we have been involved with various manufacturer-supported finance programmes designed to increase sales of specific products during a promotional period. No doubt, you will be familiar with them. When planning the scope, we have always asked the commissioner of any project to consider what they...
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The last few months have been some of the most extraordinary in my working life. Who knew that the first call in mid-March from a longstanding client, asking for a help as he’d had a string of job cancellations, would lead to a flood of pleas for help from much of our client base.  We’ve...
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When Tom Hanks was diagnosed with CoVid back in March, the entire global filming industry shut down over night. Productions were cancelled, and equipment rental companies, post-production facilities, and other service providers all saw future bookings fall over like dominoes and their revenues cease with immediate effect. Everyone was staring down the barrel. The future...
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CBILS – Let Us Help Whilst businesses across the UK Economy gradually resume trading, and we all attempt to identify the new ‘normal’, opinions have become widely divided on so many Coronavirus-related topics. There is one subject upon which (almost?) everyone is agreed: that the (ongoing) cost of the pandemic has been immense, it has...
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When Napoleon borrowed from economist Adam Smith the phrase “a nation of Shopkeepers” to describe the United Kingdom, he later claimed that it was not intended to be insulting but was in fact a recognition that British power, unlike that of its continental rivals, came not from territories or population, but from commerce. The modern-day...
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