Celebrating 20 years of business

Well, that went quickly! 

1998 was quite a year; Microsoft became the biggest company in the world, poor David Beckham was labelled the nation’s villain after that red card in the England game against Argentina and a certain search engine, that went on to revolutionise internet use by bringing information to people’s fingertips, was created.

Whilst all this was happening, it was a big year for Alternative View Studios too, marking the beginning of a journey throughout which we’ve worked with some fantastic brands, built valued relationships and delivered many exciting projects.

Founded by Andy Moss and Darren Poore, I joined the Alternative View Studios team shortly afterwards, subsequently taking sole ownership in 2010.

Our original vision was to create high-quality digital content with an emphasis on education. Twenty years on, we have delivered hundreds of digital projects for clients in the health, education, charity sectors and many more.

This wouldn’t have been possible without past and present team members including Claudia, Ryan, Gary, Marcin, Sally, Tony, Chris all of whom I would like to thank sincerely, and especially Sean, who deserves a long service medal!

A huge thank you to our long-standing clients with whom we have built strong relationships; BBC, Cambridge University Press, Friend, Oxford University Press, NHS Clinical Commissioning Group’s Liverpool Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and a special mention to Medical Aid Films.

Looking back, some of our key projects include:

  • Premium TV – Footee.net
  • BBC – Science Clips
  • BBC – English and Maths Bitesize
  • BBC – Help Plus
  • Radley Yeldar – Pearsonville
  • BBC – Tommy Zoom
  • Oxford University Press – geog.123
  • Cambridge University Press – 10 HTML5 games supporting ELT
  • Cambridge University Press – Penpals for Handwriting
  • Medical Aid Films – more than 20 animations over 10 years!

Our animations and games have helped train health-workers throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and supported children and young people learn Maths, Science, Geography and English as a second language.

I’m incredibly proud that Alternative View Studios and our clients have won and been nominated for a range of awards including BAFTA, BETT, Royal Television Society Award, Art Directors Club Award and New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising awards.

Don’t take our word for it, look at just some of the projects we’ve delivered over the last 20 years.

20 years showreel

So what does the future hold for Alternative View Studios?

Digital never stands still, but that vision we had twenty years ago still remains strong to us. We continue to evolve, adapt and work with our clients to create high-quality, digital content that informs, educates and entertains.

Neil Thompson