Manchester based Cosgrove Hall was formed in 1976 by Brian Cosgrove and his business partner the late Mark Hall. Their enthusiasm and creative brilliance was immediately recognised, resulting in the studio quickly establishing itself as the leading producer of animated programmes in the UK, creating shows and films that have entertained and are continuing to entertain millions of people all over the world. Over the past four decades, Cosgrove Hall have created or produced such iconic children’s programmes as Danger Mouse, which was regularly watched by 21 million viewers, Count Duckula, The BFG, The Wind in the Willows, Postman Pat and Roary the Racing Car to list just a few. During their illustrious careers, Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall chalked up over 25,000 minutes or approximately 1,000 episodes of animation and scooped a host of awards including six BAFTAs and two international Emmys.
More recently, the success of Cosgrove Hall was highlighted at the 2012 British Academy Children’s Awards when Brian Cosgrove was presented with a special award for his outstanding creative contribution to the industry.
In 2011 Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall came out of retirement to form CHF Entertainment, the production arm of Cosgrove Hall, which has become a creative force to be reckoned with and is now back doing what it does best – producing high quality, imaginative and trusted family entertainment for children and their families across the globe.
CHF‘s new suite of shows and concepts are produced in the UK by a highly talented creative team. CHF fully support the Government’s Creative Sector Tax Credits and use of the EIS and the SEIS to fund and monetise new animation productions and concepts through broadcast, digital and organic media.
By investing in the CHF Media Fund, an Investor not only has the opportunity to become part of the Cosgrove Hall tradition of creating or producing internationally renowned, original, intelligent and educational family entertainment much loved by children – and their parents – but also sharing in the potential of commercial returns enjoyed by the likes of Peppa Pig, Thomas and Friends, Bob the Builder and many other children’s favourites.
CHF specialises in the production of children's animation and produce some of the most popular children's show on TV. CHF have produced show such as 'Pip Ahoy!' and 'Daisy and Ollie', providing a proven track record of success.
The success of investee companies will derive from all revenue inflows relating to their intellectual property rights such as broadcasting, licensing and merchandising sales; the potential returns to Investors are not capped and so will be shared pro rata with other investors according to their respective shareholdings.
The CHF creative and commercial committee (the “CCC”) is at the heart of the CHF Media Fund and is key to its success. It is responsible for identifying prospective shows that not only offer excellent family entertainment but also offer the potential to generate significant commercial returns to Investors.