African Excellence Awards 2019

12 MEA MARKETS / 2019 African Business Excellence Awards , A to Z Solutions Ltd Film Fixing Specialist of the Year - Zambia A pioneer in the film industry, A to Z Solutions Ltd is proud to have been the first dedicated filmfixing company in Zambia. We profile this innovative and unique firm to find out more about how it came to win one of this year’s coveted African Excellence Awards. Established in 2013, A to Z Solutions small owner run business prides itself on attention to detail and offering a holistic approach and integrated solution designed to meet all of its clients’ varied needs. Being familiar with the country, its people, logistics and its quirks means that the firm is ideally positioned to offer the best on the ground advise and up to date information for a hassle-free time filming in Zambia. Alongside its experience in the region, over the years A to Z Solu- tions has built up an excellent rela- tionship with a number of transport and accommodation suppliers who provide the firm with preferential rates. This allows the company to book services that are suited to the client’s needs and budget where even with the administrative fee rates are generally lower than if approached directly. Every client is different, and as such A to Z Solutions can offer a truly bespoke solution that’s tailored to their exact specifications. The firm can create mobile camps in some of the most off beaten track locations specifically for film crews allowing them to be as close to nature as they can be, even with full catering, power solutions for charging equipment and specialised 4x4 vehicles with camera mounts and experienced driver/guides where required. They can then book their film crews into the most appropriate lodging and where not available can set up mobile camps in almost any region of Zambia and provide unique support and expert services. Thanks to this extensive service offering, since inception the firm has supported clients from almost every corner of the globe from America, Canada, UK and Europe, Japan, China, South Africa, and Australia. The team have worked with most Genera’s from Wildlife documentaries, reality programs to advertorials/commercials, and even feature films; the most recent of which is a Netflix production due to be released later this year. Working in Zambia, a naturally beautiful space, A to Z Solutions is able to use the natural draw of the region and its own vast industry expertise to differentiate itself from its competitors. Any challenge that clients may have can be overcome by this dynamic firm and its expert team at hand. A to Z Solutions tenacity is obvious as they are one of the few companies who have been successful in assisting International film crews with the Temporary Import of Drones used for filming purposes where permission is now issued through the Civil Aviation Authority and stringent regulations are in place. They continue to have a strong working relationship with the Authorities in this regard, and as such the team can easily provide clients with the services and support they need in this area and many others. May19153 Whilst customer service is of paramount importance to the firm, it is also committed to supporting the local community and its landscape, ensuring that a perfect balance is achieved between welcoming visiting filmmakers and ensuring their presence does not damage the local population and wildlife. Anita Balletto, the founder and Managing Director of A to Z Solutions is deeply passionate about Conservation and Wildlife and has sat on a number of Boards including that of the Country’s National Parks and is currently the Chairperson of Conservation Lower Zambezi a Zambian based NGO that supports the Department of National Parks and Wildlife as well as the community living around these wildlife areas. With regards to the future, A to Z Solutions remains highly committed to providing its valued clients from around the world with the award- winning support and service that they have come to expect from this dynamic and flexible company. Contact Detail: Company: A to Z Solutions Ltd Name: Anita Balletto Address: Box 356 Private Bag E 017, Cross Roads, Lusaka 10101, Zambia Phone: +260978057353 Web Address: to Solutions ltd Film • Fixing • Logistics to Solutions ltd Film • Fixing • Logistics