AVIT Media

Class of 2018

With over 4,000 nominations received from the public and some intense judging, Marketing Derby was pleased to announce the winners of the tenth annual Derby Food and Drink Awards in 2018.

The winners were announced at the awards ceremony, held at The Roundhouse on Monday 8th October 2018.

On the night, Marketing Derby presented the Royal Crown Derby Outstanding Achievement award to The Palfrey who made a significant contribution to Derby's food and drink scene.

The event also saw the launch of a new recipe book called Ten: A recipe for success, produced in collaboration with AVIT' Media and Once Upon a Fork.

The Winner of the 'Restaurant of the Year', Terroir Bistro, won £1,000 worth of Denby tableware.

The 2018 winners & finalists were:

Restaurant of the Year – sponsored by Denby Pottery
Terroir Bistro (winner)
The Dovecote

Best café – sponsored by Derby College
Bear (winner)
The Coffee House at Derby Museums
Milk & Honey Deli

Excellence in customer service – sponsored by the Derby Telegraph
Portobello (winner)
The Coffee House at Derby Museums
POINTSIX Coffee House
Milk & Honey

Best bar – sponsored by Irongate Group
Suds & Soda (winner)
Slug & Lettuce

Best pub - sponsored by Mortgage Advice Bureau
The Exeter Arms (winner)
The Dog & Moon
The Last Post

Most family friendly – sponsored by Derby Days Out
Buttermilk (winner)
POINTSIX Coffee House

Best newcomer – sponsored by the University of Derby
The Squashed Tomato (winner)
POINTSIX Coffee House
The Yard

Best international – sponsored by Riverlights Derby
Anoki (winner)

Best Out of Town – sponsored by Smooth Radio
Hackwood Farm (winner)
Fishermans Rest, Belper
The Shed at Hilton


Captain's Club debuted

Over 150 Marketing Derby Bondholders were treated to a VIP evening in the brand new Captain's Club at Pride Park Stadium, courtesy of Bondholder Derby County Football Club.

Bondholders were given the opportunity to enter a competition to win tickets for the Girona fixture on 25th July, and despite being one of the warmest evenings on record, the event was a great success!

The lucky guests were joined by several former players for the official opening of the club, and here's what Mark Averill from Bondholder AV IT Media thought about the evening:

"The Captains Club is something very different to what I’ve experienced before at Derby County. It feels like an upmarket sports bar, with some lovely nods to ex DCFC captains around the room. The food is amazing and I love the fact you can help yourself. Will certainly be visiting again soon!"

The Captain’s Club is a brand new and exclusive seasonal hospitality package which offers one of the best vantage points inside Pride Park Stadium, accompanied by great food and regular visits from Derby County captains - past and present.

Seasonal hospitality is available from only £50 + VAT per match and includes a pre-game grazing menu, half time dessert station with cheese, a complimentary programme and team sheet. There is also a pay bar facility available.

For further details of The Captain's Club and to check availability please contact Bonnie on 01332 821073 or bonnie.showers@dcfc.co.uk


I heard a rumour...

Local videography and photography company Bondholder 'AV IT Media has produced the official music video for Bananarama’s latest single.

'AV IT Media who create visual content for a variety of different sectors was asked by the musical duo to produce the video after they put together a lyric animation that went down a storm for the first single on their new album, Stuff Like That.

As fans of the singers and their music, they were keen to get involved and create a video to make the launch of their second single in May a success. The finished product has already attracted more than 2.5 thousand views on YouTube in just 48 hours and landing the ‘AV IT team an invite to hang out with the band at their concert later in the year.

Ash Stanley of ‘AV IT Media, said: “I’ve been a massive fan of Bananarama since the '80s so this project has been a real highlight of my videography career. The girls have been amazing to work with and we’re all looking forward to catching up with them at their upcoming concert.”

Check out the video here


AVIT go international


Bondholder AVIT Media is celebrating after an extremely successful start to the year which has seen them work with a number of both nationally and internationally recognised brands.

AVIT Media which specialises in professional photography and videography for business first opened its doors last summer but has already established an impressive reputation, working with clients such as Subaru and Tottenham Hotspur since the start of this year alone.

From automotive campaigns to personal branding shoots, their portfolio of work is diverse and the projects they’ve worked on so far this year are proof of that. A national advert which is due to be broadcast on Sky TV channels and a documentary in collaboration with Derby County Community Trust, are just a couple of them.

They’re showing no signs of slowing down either having recently expanded their team and started work on the relaunch of their website which will showcase their ever-expanding portfolio online.

Mark Averill, Co-Founder of AVIT Media said: “When myself and my business partner Ash first set up AVIT Media, we never dreamed we’d have so much success early on. It’s definitely been a busy start to 2019 but one that means we’ve been able to work with some amazing brands and we're looking forward to seeing what the rest of this year has in store!”