Press & Awards

University of Hertfordshire’s Animation Expose 2019

Congratulations to all the students showing their work at the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire. Thanks also to Josh Parks and Claudia Ehrbar who were there from BlueBolt giving a talk and handing out an award.

Have a look at the whole event on the University of Hertfordshire’s facebook page.

Animation Expo 2019

Hey all, today is University of Hertfordshire's Animation Expose hosted by UHAnimation. Please join us for a day of cool talks and amazing student work.

Posted by School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire on Thursday, 23 May 2019

BlueBolt appoints Jonathan Barson as Chief Operating Officer

London, Jan 2019…  London based VFX specialist BlueBolt expands its management team with the addition of Jonathan Barson to a newly created role of Chief Operating Officer.  In the role Barson will use his 30 years of management experience to oversee business operations and manage day to day operations.

Barson was the fourth employee of software giant, The Foundry, where he spent fourteen years successfully guiding the business through three changes of ownership and growing the company to 145 people with revenues of £15m. He then went on to build a management structure to oversee the sales, marketing and customer support function at Arnold developers, Solid Angle. He joins BlueBolt after 3 years at SBG Sports Software.

Award-winning visual effects company BlueBolt specialises in high-end visual effects for the film and television industry. The team has worked on many TV and film projects including ‘Johnny English 3’, ‘Mary Queen of Scots’, ‘Peaky Blinders’ & ‘Taboo’.

CEO and co-founder Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor commented, “We founded BlueBolt 10 years ago and our work over the years has significantly scaled up.  We have increased our management team in line with this and Jonathan’s expertise is perfectly placed to help nurture our close knit team”.  


Barclays recognises BlueBolt – Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor and Angela Barson win the WFTV Award for Business

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BlueBolt is delighted to congratulate founder and VFX Supervisor, Angela Barson, as she joins the VFX branch of The Academy.

New Academy Members 2018

BlueBolt CEO, Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor, joins forces with RISe – the advocate group for gender diversity within the broadcast manufacturing and services sector – as part of their inaugural all female mentoring scheme.

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BlueBolt is delighted that Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor has been voted onto the board of the UK Screen Alliance

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Watch below to see our MD and Co-Founder, Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor, talk to BAFTA about our work on Game of Thrones

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BlueBolt on BAFTA-nominated BBC series, “Taboo”

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Show of the Week: Howards End

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BlueBolt at the Media Production Show: VFX and Production Design on “Taboo”

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