Newsletter 37 - Summer/Autumn 2008

Jack Petchey's "SpeakOut" Challenge

The Mermaid Theatre audience stands to applaud the overall competition winner Sultan Ahmed. Elishama Udorok - Central Foundation Boys' School
who gained second place in the competition


Jack Petchey's "SpeakOut" Challenge is the World's largest speaking competition for young people and on 10 July Peter Kidman, Rob Evans and Stuart Little undertook a three-camera shoot of this year's final held at the Mermaid Theatre, London. This comprised the sixteen regional finalists plus entertainment from some of Britain's brightest young musical and dancing talent.

The "SpeakOut" Challenge competition is sponsored by the Jack Petchey Foundation and managed by SpeakersBank who had also previously hired KLA to cover the Sutton regional final, which Stuart covered with Oliver Little, and to edit other regional finals recorded by SpeakersBank staff.

Recently completed work

During the summer, in addition to the "SpeakOut" Challenge work, we recorded a seminar for legal firm McDermott, Will and Emery, covered the Suzuki Concert at Westminster Hall for Southbank International (for the ninth year running) and recorded a seminar for the Best Property Club.

On the training side we undertook a further major training programme for Clifford Chance LLP
(in addition to continuing to supply facilities services to them).

And on the facilities side we edited an 80 minute seminar for our old friends Marks & Spencer and continued to handle large amounts of cine film for transfer to DVD.

Current work

KLA is undertaking a major facilities task for The Central Foundation Boys' School as well
as delivering Swanrose courses both at its London base and around the country.

Future productions/work

We have a number of potential jobs in the pipeline including a Home Office-funded project and promotional DVDs for a corporate entertainment company and a design company.

We are also still in line to produce promotional DVDs for regular clients - the College of Elemental Chi Kung and Flamenco Vision

New purchases

KLA has acquired a Beta SP player as a result of increasing demand for editing and transfer work involving this format. Additionally we are in the process of updating our studio equipment.

Hot news

KLA has achieved its second best ever first half year profit.Director Stuart Little said that "…whilst the previous year's [2007/08] trading had been going well for the first five months of the year a very disappointing trading level in September had seriously pulled back that year's profit figure. But this year [2008/09] the excellent trading figures have been sustained month-on-month leading to these very encouraging trading

On Wednesday 15 October at the IOV Convention at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry KLA director Stuart Little will be one of the 'experts' on the Corporate Video Panel answering a series of questions on all aspects of corporate video. Please visit
for more information about the convention.


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