From Maidstone town centre on a Friday night (a training video for Kent Police) to businesses, schools and organisations in and around Maidstone, Kersh Media specialise in professional, eye-catching video production that will help your business succeed and grow.
We’re based at Teston on the outskirts of Maidsotne and clients include; Kent County Council, The University of Kent, Shepherd Neame, Gallagher Construction and many SMEs in East Kent and brands across the UK and overseas.
Kersh Media was established by Graham Majin in 2005. Graham’s a former BBC Senior Producer who set-up BBC South East Today and produced and directed a wide range of output for more than 14 years. Today that same level of professionalism and attention to detail is available to your business at highly competitive rates.
Kersh Media tailor-make high quality, attractive and stylish videos. Our talented team of experienced, BBC trained directors, producers and editors possess all the skills required to produce the perfect video for you.
Did You Know?
Maidstone began as a Saxon village. From the 10th century it was owned by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The architecture that today is still reflected around All Saints Church and Archbishops Palace.
In 1549 Maidstone was given a new charter, which made it an independent borough.
By the 13th century Maidstone grew into a town. Situated on the Medway it was ideally situated for transporting vegetables and fruit from Kent by water to London. It was also the market town for a large part of Kent, and people would come from all over Kent and from London to buy and sell at a Maidstone fair.
William Hazlitt the famous essayist was born in Maidstone in 1778, the theatre still bears his name The Hazlitt Theatre.
After the decline of the wool trade in the late 17th century, the brewery and thread trade was introduced. The number of breweries increased as the river was useful for transportation. The town had a distinctive smell during its brewery days.
Locally grown flax which was used for thread making and clothing was also made in Maidstone, it also supported the brewing industry for its use as hop twine for hop bags. During the 18th century the paper industry bloomed. The paper mills, known locally as “the treacle mines”, also grew near the river.Paper was produced at places such as Turkey Mill and Hayle Mill.
In 1801 the population of Maidstone grew rapidly. It gained its first police force in 1822, but it wasn’t until 1870 when a network of drains and sewers was created. During the 19th century other manufacturing industries grew up in the town. Making farm implements and machinery, as well as food processing such as jam and bottling mineral water.
The first electricity was generated in Maidstone in 1901, followed by electric trams and Maidstone’s first cinema in 1910.
In the 1920s and 1930s the first council houses were built in Maidstone. In the late 20th century the old industries of paper making and brewing declined. In common with other towns, Maidstone lost much of its manufacturing but service industries became more important. Retail became an important industry and led to the construction of the Fremlin Walk shopping centre in 2005. Fremlin Walk has 33,000 m2 of retail space and 800 car park spaces Legal & General Property bought the centre in 2011 for £92 million.
The site was previously a factory making Fremlins’ Ales & Beers, However, in the 1970s, the Victorian brewery was closed and the existing building just used as a bottling depot. Later on, the site was downgraded once more to a despatch depot. The only original structure from when the site was a brewery, is the arch entrance and clock. Fremlin Walk is considered to be the up-market relation of the Chequers Shopping Centre which was built in 1976.
Today Maidstone is ranked in the top five shopping centres in the south east of England for shopping yields and has more than one million square feet of retail floor space. The economic downturn which began in 2008 has seen a sharp rise in empty shops with 1 in 10 being unoccupied according to a 2011 survey.
Source; Visit Kent Business
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