VideoBooth Systems design and manufacture a range of automated solutions for capturing and sharing video and photos and is run by Jon and Emily, alongside colleagues Graham, Kirsty, Jo and Joey.
In 2015, VideoBooth Systems was chosen as one of the Small Business 100* meaning they’re one of 100 firms that the Small Business Saturday organisers believe reflect the diversity of Britain’s small businesses.
We’ve been at the very forefront of video booth technology since 2001 – our first video booth was produced for the BBC to capture vox-pop style videos from the public at various locations around London, with the footage broadcast on BBC television news and online. Since then we’ve continued to develop our technology and have had the privilege to work with many of the world’s best known brands, such as Disney, Nike, Google, Microsoft, Coca-Cola and Formula 1.
The current climate is a real challenge. We work largely in the events industry which has been completely halted due to social distancing – we don’t know when larger-scale events will resume. We’re using this time to work on a couple of longer-term projects that are still on the books. We’ve developed some new products and have adapted some of our existing services in order to launch in new markets, for example our Virtual Video Booth is now available for online events – www.virtualvideobooth.com . We’ve also completed a redesign of our main website. We want to ensure that we’re in the very best position possible so that when the events industry opens up, we’re ready to go.
During this crisis, we’re determined to maintain our optimism, our positivity and our passion for innovation and excellent service.
* A grassroots, non-commercial campaign, the campaign also highlights the success of small businesses and encourages consumers to support small businesses in their community. Many of the companies on this list have never received press coverage – they are truly the unsung heroes of the small-business sector. It’s a campaign brought to the UK by Chukka Umunna, then shadow business secretary, but it has since become a cross-party programme.