LEADERSHIP ROUNDUP: Red Rock Entertainment announces pre-production for upcoming film, 1st Contracts makes new appointment, Continued Care raises money for mental health

Published by Richard Yarrick-Holmes on November 8th 2020, 4:04pm

Our latest leadership roundup brings news of a fundraising drive from one of Britain’s top care providers, a new arrival at a building fabric and electrical contractor, and a new film set for release in 2021.

Cold Providence enters pre-production

Red Rock Entertainment have announced that Cold Providence, starring Malin Akerman and Karl Urban, is now in pre-production and will be released in 2021.

The film is a ‘twisted noir road movie’ which centres on a writer (Urban) with a bag full of cash who finds inspiration in a beautiful, vengeful killer (Akerman).

Red Rock Entertainment, which is led by Gary Collins, are a film finance company who work with a number of film companies to raise equity for Independent film projects. Notable projects include Tell Tale Heart, The London Firm and That Good Night.

Rhodes joins 1st Contracts

Lancashire-based building fabric and electrical contractor 1st Contracts have announced the arrival of Ian Rhodes as their new contracts manager.

Rhodes, who has worked in reactive maintenance quantity surveying since 1998 with Garside and Laycock which migrated into SPIE in 2012 and TRIOS in 2020.

Commenting on the appointment, 1st Contracts said, ‘Ian’s experience working with a company that grew to be part of a large corporate business will stand him in good stead to collaborate with the team to propose new ways and ideas.’

Rhodes’ appointment was followed with more good news for 1st Contracts, with the company’s director Richard Yeomans passing his national diploma from NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health).

Continued Care raises money for mental health

Harrogate-based care provider, Continued Care, who are rated as one of the top three percent of care homes in the UK by the CQC, have raised over a thousand pounds for the Mental Health Foundation.

The money was raised by seven of the Continued Care team completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge which requires participants to complete a twenty-four mile route which includes 1,585m of ascent.

Continued Care’s director Samantha Harrison said: “Thanks to Amy, Dave, Gary, Gill, Iona and Mike for joining me on the challenge, and well done to them all. It wasn’t an easy feat and we were exhausted by the end of it, but we are so proud that we did it.”

Harrison said they chose to support the Mental Health Foundation because of the importance of the charity’s work, particularly during this difficult time. The charity’s mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health, with their activity focused around prevention and awareness.

Harrison said, ‘We are mindful of the impact of Covid-19 not only affecting individuals’ physical health but also people’s mental health and wellbeing, which is why we decided to support this amazing charity.

‘Thank you to everyone who made a donation to our fundraising efforts, particularly as we appreciate how difficult it is to ask for sponsorship at this time. We are very grateful for all the fantastic support we received and are delighted that we are able to make this donation to such a worthwhile charity.’

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is just one of a number of fundraising activities undertaken by Continued Care’s staff throughout the year.

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November 8th 2020, 4:04pm

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