A 200 year old jam-making company was bottling minature jars for the hotel and catering industry. I was coordinating the making of a film about their production-line for a video in my home county in the UK highlighting “Rare Crafts”. A professional cameraman/ editor had offered to make the video with me. It was a long-term dream to try my hand at such a project.
At the same time, I was on the look out for new contracts for my nephew’s courier business, which he had set up to cover his college fees. Enquiring if they had a need for a courier service for the mini-jars, I discovered they were indeed currently searching for such a service. The jam company’s management was pleased to accept my nephew’s offer to freight pallets of mini-jars up to the north of the country. These would then be distributed to the various national hotel and catering outlets – maybe overseas too. I recall I even went on one of the trips with him.
Yet another example of networking – being alert to the opportunities of linking individuals and businesses to the benefit of everyone concerned.
The video turned out well thanks to the expertise of the cameraman and his editing skills. The concept was to make such interesting documentary stories available to those less mobile than they used to be. Thus enabling them to get out and about through watching a series of such videos produced for local senior residents.