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Soho film company Odelay celebrated at Lion Awards

Company scoops council gong for helping young and disadvantaged people

02 November, 2018 — By Tom Foot

Odelay Films director Peter Scott Lee 

AN independent film company that helps young disadvantaged people get into the industry has been named small business of the year.

Odelay Films, based in Soho, set up a free project with backing from the Advertising Producers’ Association and the Prince’s Trust.

The company has signed up 50 young people to the programme so far, and plans to add a further 100 this year.

It was one of six firms recognised for community works at Westminster Council’s annual Lion Awards in King’s College on Wednesday night.

Council deputy leader David Harvey said: “Success and social responsibility should be natural allies, and I want Westminster to be a city where ambitious businesses invest in their local communities as a matter of course.”

The five other companies celebrated by the council were McDonald’s franchise Capital Arches Group, landowner Grosvenor, developer Willmott Dixon, Baker Street Quarter Partnership business group, and David Miller Architects.

The awards were dished out by Lord Mayor Lindsey Hall, Cllr Harvey, and Sarah Mitchell of Heart of the City.

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