A CREATIVE agency in Bury is offering firms the opportunity to boost their communication capabilities - while making safety films for frontline medics.

Pixelwave Creative, a video production company based in Fernhills Business Centre, is offering free support to Bury businesses on how to use the small screen for information sharing.

Everything from traditional filming techniques to getting the most out of mobile phone recordings is being covered by the Todd Street outfit.

Coaching is also being offered so those with some skills can improve their delivery techniques, whether that be getting their message out to customers and their clients, or relaying information to staff working from home.

John Paul Woffenden, managing director, said: "It’s essential for businesses to stay on their customers’ radar so that when we return to normal, they won’t be forgotten.

"We understand that most businesses will be reluctant to spend money on marketing their business in these uncertain times so we’re giving them the support they need to do it themselves.

"We’re seeing lots of people creating videos for the first time, which is brilliant, but we also recognise that some may have difficulties with using the right gear or lack the confidence to speak effectively to camera so our free virtual consultation can help put people at ease."

The company has recently been working with frontline NHS workers, making short films to help them stay safe and save lives.

Their videos are already in use at a major northern hospital and cover the updated guidelines for healthcare workers on infection prevention and control when treating patients with suspected Covid-19, including the use of personal protective equipment in different settings.

Mr Woffenden added: "We understand how important it is for NHS organisations to communicate updated safety guidelines quickly and accurately so that staff can deliver essential care while keeping their patients and themselves safe."