A HEREFORD business has scooped a prestigious media award for the second year running.

The team at Rural Media won the ‘Excellence in Digital Content Award’ for their First Acts work across the Midlands at the 2017 Royal Television Society Midlands Awards ceremony.

‘First Acts’ is a collaborative skills and production project between Rural Media, Channel 4 and Arts Council England to create exciting short films with 16-24 year old artists and filmmakers as part of their wider Random Acts strand.

Grant Black, creative director at Rural Media and First Acts executive producer, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled with this award as it’s the culmination of three years’ work for the Rural Media team.

"But most of all we’re delighted for the 50 plus filmmakers and artists who are the real winners and a shining example of the creative talent that exists across the Midlands."

Peter Knott, Arts Council Midlands Area Director added: "Many congratulations for this RTS Award, which is much deserved and great recognition for the work of Rural Media the fantastic support that its team has given to young artists from across the Midlands.”

To watch all the films created through the ‘Random Acts’ scheme visit randomacts.channel4.com/ and the Midlands playlist here http://bit.ly/2BHORMb