about media co-op

what we do

media co-op helps you communicate through film and video production, animation, digital and social media, branding and graphic design, photography, media training, broadcast television and cinema.

We’re a team of multi-award-winning professionals with a huge range of media skills, and our hearts set on social change. We’ve chosen to work exclusively with the public sector, charities and social enterprises, harnessing the power of effective communication for social good.

We specialise in participation and co-production, supporting people to create their own media.

As a not-for-profit workers’ co-operative and a social enterprise, we are ethical, sustainable and collaborative.

our approach

We’ll combine your expertise with ours, working together to get your message across in a fresh, clear, and compelling way.

With an open and honest approach and regular, friendly communication we’ll make it happen together, and the results will be powerful.

media co-op’s speciality is participatory media with service users taking an active role in producing their own films or graphics.

media co-op delivers creativity, commitment and quality, on time and on budget.

our ethics

media co-op is a workers’ co-operative and a social enterprise. Unlike most digital agencies, we’re driven by ethics, not profit.

We’re a democratic business, owned by the workers, true to the values of the co-operative movement. Our belief in social justice shines through in everything we do.

People we work with often comment on our shared values, our level of engagement, and our respect for the individuals involved in every project.

We cycle, we re-cycle, we buy from ethical suppliers.

Our prices are fair, with no outside shareholders raking off profit.

 

reviews

  • “A great angle on gender … Honest and humorous”.

    Man For A Day
  • “Playing with gender identity. One of the best 10 highlight events of Glasgay! 2013”.

    Man For A Day
  • When I think of everything we managed to achieve with our budget – we got such great value for money with your commitment and involvement.”

    Going on to Happy
  • “Working with media co-op is just easy. Not only do they ‘get’ us as a charity and believe whole heartedly in our cause but they offer something completely unique; a truly collaborative process. The end result was genuinely better than we ever imagined.”

    Girlguiding Scotland Annual Report
  • “We found it very easy to work with media co-op and ended up with exactly the product we wanted in the timescale we needed. media co-op demonstrated a real understanding of our clients and had an emphasis on the end user, which fitted very well with our way of working.”

    Advice Renfrewshire
  • “Your commitment to social justice, and professionalism is the reason I keep coming back to media co-op.”

    Never Too Late To Tell
  • “It highlighted to me that with media co-op, we have a meeting of minds, we agree on human rights, equality and diversity. I don’t have to explain these things to media co-op and that’s one of their huge strengths.”

    Opening Doors

our work

our awards

Royal Television Society Scotland Award for Best Short Form Content and for Best Animation

ECHO Human Rights Award

Winner at The Herald Society Awards

Torc Award for Best Educational Film at Celtic Media Festival

Two BAFTA Scotland nominations

Royal Television Society Scotland Best Editor nomination

Two Public Service Communications Award nominations

Two Gold Plaque awards at Chicago International Film Festival

Oxfam/Amnesty/NUJ Positive Images of Asylum Award

Jackie Forster Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Media

Award of Merit from Accolade (USA)

Achievement Award at Superfest International Disability Film Festival

Scottish Design Award

Commendation from the British Medical Council

Silver at CHINH Kids Film Festival in India

Silver at Worldfest Festival in Houston

Inspirational Co-operative of the year nomination

Two Herald Digital Business Awards (winner of both Charity and Public Sector categories)

Best Film Award at the Haelo Film Festival

SCVO Charity Awards ‘Cracking Campaign’ finalist

Safer Communities Award (Innovative Media)

 

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our team

Lucinda Broadbent

Lucinda Broadbent

Director & Executive Producer

Vilte Vaitkute

Vilte Vaitkute

Video Director and Editor

Claire Dean

Claire Dean

Director

Louise Scott

Louise Scott

Producer & General Manager

Colin Chaloner

Colin Chaloner

Designer

Neil Scott

Neil Scott

UX Designer and Frontend Developer

Robin Mitchell

Robin Mitchell

Photographer

Kate Kirton

Kate Kirton

Production Manager

Ian Reid

Ian Reid

Finance Manager

Catherine Newman

Catherine Newman

Office Manager

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