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Ghana born Tonisha has over 9 years of experience in working with young people and the community using new media and film as material for engaging audiences and building community cohesion. It had always been Tonisha’s dream to own a production company of her own. Due to a lack of start-up funds, Tonisha was unable to create a platform. She decided therefore to spend the next three years developing a strong portfolio. 

The Business

Tonisha made the decision at the end of 2012 that it was time to develop U Media Films, a production company and online channel based in London specialising in producing ground-breaking and innovative productions in the home video, documentary, film and music industry promo genres.

The Delivery Partner

She was then referred to Elevation Networks and from the date of Tonisha’s application, it took just 4 weeks to receive a loan of £7000, fully supported by the Elevations Network team who explained each of the steps clearly. This money is for the setting up of U Media Films as a company and towards marketing the re-launch. Tonisha hopes that in five year’s time she will have a strong permanent staff on the payroll working to produce video content that clients and audience members continue to fall in love with and learn from.

Tonisha experience has been life changing,  “The support I have received from Elevation Networks and the Start-Up Loan scheme has been one of the most empowering experiences of my life.”