Ben Gets Creative With Business

A graduate and staff member in the art and design department, Ben Hodson has won a number of awards for his company. ATP Media, based out of the Hat Factory in Luton has recently been awarded at both a local and national level. The creative business has just received a Future 100 award and one of the directors, Ben Hodson won Community Businessperson of the year in the Luton’s Best of Awards ceremony at Luton Hoo last week.  “Its great top show that creative business’ can be successful even in the face of hard economic times.” Explains Ben.

Ben and his fellow directors Josh Hodson and Ian Rowlands have put in extensive work into looking for creative solutions to social problems.  This includes using visual art to aid a charity in Iraq, supporting the Love Luton campaign, shooting documentaries, organising local school workshops and competitions, championing temporary art spaces in Luton and helping numerous local and international charities.

“ATP Media is a one stop shop for all your creative needs. As a creative agency we make award-winning photography, promotional videos, graphic design, branding, social media marketing, websites, interactive media and much more.” Explains Josh, the operations director. “We have just been using our creative talents to help bring about positive change in the communities around us.”

Ben said: “There is a shift towards businesses being more socially and environmentally aware and I feel we are a part of that. Businesses are interested in the affect they have on the world, not just profit. It is good that awards like these recognise a shift in that direction.”

ATP Media is part of ATP Worldwide, a community of companies and social enterprises with shared values.  The worldwide director Ian Rowlands said: “It is great when people notice what you are doing and we are all really excited to win these awards. It is great when you work hard at things you are passionate about and people notice the results.”

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