LoveLove Films’ Managing Director Georgina Hurcombe Announced as Finalist for DBA Business Leader of the Year Award 2018

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LoveLove Films’ Managing Director Georgina Hurcombe Announced as Finalist for DBA Business Leader of the Year Award 2018

We are thrilled to announce that LoveLove Films’ MD Georgina Hurcombe has been named as a finalist for the acclaimed DCCI Business Leader of the Year Award, sponsored by the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership.

The Business Leader of the Year award recognises an individual who has demonstrated exceptional vision and inspirational leadership; an individual who has achieved measured and sustainable growth and drives high performance through sound governance within their organisation. LoveLove Films are an independent animation and video production company who provide the creation of video content for Film, TV and Web. LoveLove Films have produced over 50 television commercials, TV graphics and animations for programmes aired across the BBC, Sky, Channel 4 and ITV, and a wide array of music videos for multi-platinum selling musicians.

This year, we have seen Georgina expand the businesses sights to children’s content and LoveLove Films are currently producing a number of children’s IP’s, including the United Nations’ supported Bottle Island, a children’s TV series about preserving the environment, which has particular relevance to coastal living.

Stills from 'Bottle Island'

Stills from ‘Bottle Island’

Bottle Island was created by the LoveLove Films team in response to the plastic pollution that they could see affecting the local beaches and wildlife, and they have developed an outreach programme which was taken to local schools to teach children about recycling and plastic pollution. In the workshops, the children could watch the Pilot episode of Bottle Island, and create or colour their own versions of the Bottle Island characters.



The Lovelove Films running a Bottle Island Outreach session

Other animated Children’s shows that LoveLove films are  developing  include Ergle and Anne’s Unplanned Land Band, craft show Pop Paper City and pre-school space series Sprongles. The studio has also been producing an array of graphics and brand films, as well as Chin Up,  a MOFILM ‘Many Voices’ winning animated documentary about self-acceptance produced which follows animator JoAnne Salmon’s story from being 1 in 50,000 babies born with Treacher Collins Syndrome to currently living her dreams as an animator. the film was recently featured in Campaign Magazine and other online publications watch the film Here



Georgina has also continued to support New Talent with the Lovelove Films award-winning placement scheme. In October, Georgina will be hosting a panel on behalf of Animated Women UK at BFX  This follows on from another panel Georgina was featured on at the Children’s Media Conference about women in animation, Lovelove Films JoAnne. Alongside this, Georgina and the LoveLove Film team have also regularly do talks and workshops with young people at schools and universities.



Hundreds of business applied for the DBAs, a small number have made the shortlist for the awards, and more than thirty judges have spent the last month analysing entries and scoring them; to be a finalist is a great achievement.

In recent years, Georgina has been recognised for her excellence as a leader and businesswoman, having won various awards including:

• DCCI Winner – Business Woman of the Year
• DCCI Winner – Engagement with Education Award
• LinkedIn UK Winner – Are You Ready for Tomorrow?
• Women in Business – Business Owner of the Year
• NatWest Everywoman Awards – Finalist
• Venus Awards Regional and National winner – Entrepreneur of the Year

Georgina has been featured in the Guardian, Virgin Media Pioneers and the Animated Women UK archives with her inspirational story on the journey of LoveLove Films.

The entire LoveLove Films are delighted to see Georgina being recognised for the true business leader award and we wish her the best of luck!

The other finalists in the category include our friend and former Cinechrome Studios tenant, Jamie Sergant, of Crowd, and Tony Lockwood of BOFA International.

Georgina Hurcombe states that:

“It’s wonderful to be shortlisted for an award for doing what I love with a fantastic, and super talented team! I can’t wait for the awards which are always a fantastic night!”

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Georgina Hurcombe and some of the Lovelove Films team

The winner will be announced at a gala dinner at the BIC on Thursday 1st November.

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