Dan Makaveli - Media Savvy Training Solutions - Sunderland

  • Dan Makaveli - Media Savvy Training Solutions - Sunderland

    children-montageDan Makaveli established Media Savvy Training Solutions, a Social Enterprise that promotes education and creativity in the media and arts. They deliver fixed and bespoke accredited workshops to schools and marginalised groups, such as young offenders, single mothers and BME collectives. The business operates as a social enterprise and is limited by guarantee. The company offers a variety of creative practices in workshop format using high-end production equipment and facilities. The main barrier to start-up when Dan approached UnLtd was finding the investment needed for the equipment required to begin trading. Dan has fed back to UnLtd that the support he received in building his contacts and building his confidence has been of immeasurable value

    Media Savvy will be completely self sustainable by the end of the year and they have secured contracts from the Probation Service, Sure Start, FACO (Family and Community Learning), NERS (North England Refugee Service) and many more. Media Savvy won two major regional business awards including the Graduate Business Award at the Sunderland Echo Awards. They were also runner up at the Social Enterprise Award in the Regional Blueprint Awards 2011. Dan is currently being supported with his application for an UnLtd Level 2 Award.