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Explosive film company wins coveted associateship

An exciting young filmmaking company has beaten off strong competition to win an associateship with Eastleigh’s newest creative workspace Tec Hub.

Winchester-based History Bombs will join the creative digital and technology hub on a year-long supported programme worth £5,000 which will see it given free membership to the bustling venue as well as unlimited access to events and business support.

The Tec Hub associateship is part of a development programme offered by The Point theatre and its project partner Winchester City Council, in association with Eastleigh Borough Council and its European-funded partner initiative Recreate.

History Bombs was set up in 2013 by graduates Christopher Hobbs and Claire O’Brien. The company creates high-quality historical film content which is both educational and entertaining – “It’s like ‘Horrible Histories’ but for secondary schools and above.”

Speaking about the associateship, Christopher said: “Our associateship at Tec Hub, Eastleigh, gives us a fantastic space to work and hold meetings, but also to be a part of the burgeoning creative network in Eastleigh. For example, we’ve already made use of rehearsal space at The Court House and The Point.

“Tec Hub also has great talks and networking events, which we’re also taking full advantage of. It’s also brilliant to have experienced people in the Eastleigh network to offer support and guidance. ”

As part of their associate package, History Bombs will also have a dedicated support manager, Recreate Programme Manager Pete Davison, who will work with the young company to craft a bespoke business development plan for the year.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for us,” added Christopher. “To have an accessible and comfortable space away from your kitchen table is invaluable to making connections and maintaining sanity! We’re really looking forward to working with Tec Hub partners and the Recreate Programme Manager making the most of our associateship.”

Eastleigh Borough Council’s Head of Culture Cheryl Butler: “We are delighted to welcome History Bombs as one of our associates to Tec Hub. They are an exciting young company that is already making a name for themselves and we feel certain they will fit in well with our existing Tec Hub founders and members.

“This is a great opportunity for them to grow their business, to benefit from the professional networks and support mechanism to which they will have access. It’s great for Tec Hub and Eastleigh as a whole, too. With every new company that joins the hub, its creativity and offer grows stronger, thus attracting more like-minded businesses into the area.”

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