A sample of the 40 photo shoots in a year that helped Banks Group tell its story
EVERY story can be better told with the help of pictures – now Holyrood PR has proven just how true this is after helping our client the Banks Group to arrange 40 separate photo shoots in a year.
As its work is in surface mines, property developments and wind farms, Banks Group often faces questions about the visual impact of its developments. Photography has helped create a positive ‘visual impact’, by ensuring its stories were told more widely and positively with creative, community-based images.
Our business objective is to help Banks Group earn planning approval for its developments. That is more likely when there is demonstrable support from local people and businesses. Each of these pictures helped tell the story of a business, a group or other local influential people who either support or benefit from the works of Banks Group (find out more after this gallery of images):
Banks Renewables development relations co ordinator, Callum Whiteford with Lady President, May Woods, and Club President, Wullie Woods, at the Glaisnock Valley Bowling Club, Cumnock.
Local community members have been able to better enjoy events at Fauldhouse Church after Banks Group helped pay for roof repairs
a huge vehicle at the Rusha Surface coal mine near Breich in West Lothian where innovative fuel-saving technology is in place. Full story – https://www.holyroodpr.co.uk/technology-investment-fuels-operational-improvements-at-banks-mining/
Banks renewables, Knoweside community consultations.
One of the horse statues in hamilton as part of Ready Steady Gallop. Full story – https://www.holyroodpr.co.uk/clydesdales-coming-home-thanks-to-20000-donation-by-local-firm/
Elaine McGonnal loves living next door to a wind farm. Full story here – https://www.holyroodpr.co.uk/super-fan-shows-support-for-local-wind-energy-project/
Banks Renewables proficed vital funds to support Kirkcudbright swimming pool, a popular local resource. Full story – https://www.holyroodpr.co.uk/renewable-donation-helps-keep-pool-afloat/
Kirsty Graham and her father Robert, with their herd of banded Galloways near the proposed Knockendurrick Wind Farm
Banks Renewables is the shirt sponsor for Hawick Rugby Club
A local lad struck job gold at Rusha coal mine. Full story here – https://www.holyroodpr.co.uk/local-lad-strikes-gold-at-rusha-surface-mine/
Ewan Turner of Drumclog Plant Ltd, with Colin Anderson and Gordon Thompson.
Burrelton Tennis Club received vital financial support from Banks Renewables. Full story here – https://www.holyroodpr.co.uk/ace-wind-energy-developer-serves-up-tennis-club-donation/
The team of workers and vehicles at Rusha surface mine in West Lothian
Staff at work at Rusha surface coal mine in Scotland. Full story – https://www.holyroodpr.co.uk/rusha-surface-mine-workers-give-nvq-training-top-marks/https://www.holyroodpr.co.uk/rusha-surface-mine-workers-give-nvq-training-top-marks/
Russell Goodchild of Heritage Environmental
Pupils, accompanied by Myles Crossley, from medal sponsor, Banks Renewables, with their medals and certificates for reading, at Trinity Primary School, Hawick.
Local farmers have backed a wind farm proposal in the Borders. Full story here – https://www.holyroodpr.co.uk/local-farmers-back-wind-farm-proposal/
A member of staff from Banks Renewables visits the Quixwood windfarm site near Dunswith Craig Roger, technical manager at Holequest.
Young skaters won a coveted award, sponsored by Banks Renewables. Full story here – https://www.holyroodpr.co.uk/solway-skaters-dance-with-joy-at-dg-life-award/ Photo by Kim Ayres
Banks Renewables is supporting a beekeeping initiative to teach school children about the importnace of honey bees
The owners of Lochview Nursery in Gartcosh are desperate to see Banks Property complete its Glenboig development. full story here – https://www.holyroodpr.co.uk/local-nursery-banking-on-development-go-ahead/
GTR Contracts has praised Banks Renewables for its committment to using local suppliers. Full story here – https://www.holyroodpr.co.uk/local-business-backs-knockendurrick-wind-farm-investment/
Pictures from the photoshoots we organised supported 71 separate media releases over a 12 month period, which helped generate 321 items of media coverage. Of those, 116 had accompanying pictures (36%). On average, those stories accompanied by photos scored higher for positive sentiment.
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Of course, these images are used far beyond the media articles where they have appeared. Banks Group use them to enliven the company website, use them in brochures and infographics and also used them during public exhibitions across Scotland. So, the images deliver value time after time.
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