ABOUT US

FOAM20 Group serves to provide an opportunity for individuals to express their brilliance, speak their truth and encourage the lives of others. 

FOAM20 is a friendly motivational organisation and brand that aims to build a movement of positive creativity, using inspirational thought-provoking media and news.

Our platform consists of alternative but informative news and views about local and international topics. We have a strong belief that the little man has a voice that can influence change in many different areas of one’s life.

Our mission is to create a new generation of creatives and filmmakers through our innovative Workshops.

We also specialise in delivering film, photography and visual media projects for schools, youth and community organisations.

Our films have helped many charities succeed in their fundraising goals, proving that great content and interaction really does make a difference to the people they serve.

FOAM20 was set up with a clear social purpose.

Paul and Teri McKenzie founded Soapbox Real Talk in 2015 and in 2018 formed a business partnership with Shirley Jackson, who founded Youth Unity, from there this is  where FOAM20 was formed, with a simple goal – to build a high-quality video production company with a clear social purpose. 

Soapbox produced over 400 community focused videos. The aim of the company was to transform lives through film, by creating high-impact documentaries and promotional videos to empower people and bring awareness through story telling and by running filmmaking workshops. 

Now, operating as FOAM20 We continue to bring awareness to the community by empowering adults and young people to be creative, through fun and accessible filmmaking incentives.

There are over 100 awareness videos and short films on FF20 that can be used as valuable learning tools. We currently host a number of channels on the site that can be used as a great resource to educate.

FF20 is passionate about changing the lives of young people whilst allowing teachers, practitioners and mentors to use the content to train and educate others. We also involve young people in the building and running of the platform.

This provides them with ownership and experience that they can use to gain employment or further training etc.

We strongly believe that by offering young people the opportunity to be involved in the production of responsible content, enables them to learn and develop new skills at the same time.

We deliver film workshops in schools, colleges and pupil referral units. Teaching young people of all ages the importance of using social media responsibly.

We also run more specific intervention workshops aimed at young people at risk. These workshops are powerful and help to engage hard to reach cohorts.

FOAM RADIO, Freedom Of All Music, online radio station.

FOAM RADIO is a popular broadcasting station with over 30 LIVE SHOWS broadcasting each week, with a blend of amazing DJs what make the station what it is today.  FOAM RADIO is a station that strives to empower DJs and artists through the power of music and connect people globally, the management has core beliefs that music can bring people together and its proof is that we have seen many friendships formed over the years along with helping to formulate music collectives.

FOAM RADIO broadcasts 24 hours a day worldwide,  from the USA, Caribbean, Europe and here in the UK.  FOAM RADIO is available on google and the apple stores and you can also find us on many major platforms.

Its History …. FOAM RADIO started its journey as Conscious Sounds Radio from 2016 and in 2018 it rebranded due to change of ownership to UWC RADIO, however when Conscious  merged with SOAPBOX it just made sense for us to keep it all in brand. 

In its history the station has spring boarded many DJs. From bedroom DJs to playing on the circuit, locally and internationally.  We are  proud that many of our DJs have gone on to play for major FM and DAB stations. 

Over the  past 5 years the station hosted many club nights on the circuit and has had a residency in BOHO Camden we have also hosted many charity events supporting organisations across London. 

Why You Should Have a Wedding or event in a Dome Tent

A wedding can be expensive, especially when you factor in the cost of renting a venue for your special day. Countless couples are now opting for the marquee hire option instead of renting a room in a large building that feels impersonal. A wedding tent can make your event seem more welcoming, and you and your guests may feel more comfortable overall.

A Dome Tent Is Perfect for an Outdoor Wedding

If you want to have an outdoor wedding but are unsure of how the weather will be, then using a dome tent is an ideal strategy. Even if the day is wet or windy, your party will be protected from the elements. You can still enjoy the fresh air, and your wedding will have a more natural feel.

Wedding Tent Rentals Are More Cost-Efficient

Once you call a few venues for prices, you will quickly understand why using a wedding tent has become such a popular thing to do. A wedding tent rental cost is generally much more affordable than any other type of enclosed space for such an event would be.

Your wedding should be the most special day of your life thus far as a couple. By opting for a marquee hire instead of an expensive venue, you can spend more money on other details (such as the flowers and catering). More couples than ever seem to prefer a wedding tent for this important celebration.

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Meet the team

Paul McKenzie

Head of COMMS

Professional Public Speaker, life coach/ NLP Master Practitioner, film director/producer and book author.

Paul has enjoyed changing the lives of hundreds of people over the last 20 years. 

Through his film making he has developed  a platform designed to provide a space for individuals within the community to express their brilliance, speak their truth and encourage the lives of others. This is achieved by producing short powerful films that highlight specific issues and capture the unique essence of everyday people’s stories, which are now award winning.  These Films and documentaries are shared internationally and contain inspirational, thought provoking material, and reaches out to the heart of the community.

Paul remains proud to have contributed to some major changes in the way we address specific issues that challenge communities, especially the issues that affect our youth.

James Hensman

Head of Strategic Planning

Head of Strategic Planning & Operations for Youth Unity CIC delivering front line training, support and intervention services to combat Gangs, County-lines and Organised Crime. 
 
He has worked for over 16 years  with broad ranging experience in community, integrated teams, commissioning ; and within partnership with Metropolitan and County police forces. 
 
His passion is enabling quality improvement and supporting vulnerable cohorts at risk of gang related activity.  James enjoys working across diverse communities, creating purposeful multi- agency partnerships in order to improve outcomes for vulnerable cohorts. Previous to his role he was a serving officer responsible for co-ordinating knife crime prevention based operations in partnership with other statutory services. Experience in strategic planning for gang and serious organised crime.
 

Shirley Jackson

head of operations

Shirley oversees the operational aspects of company strategy, helps set strategic goals and is responsible for the flow of operations information to the other partners.

Shirley is also our marketing and branding specialist and project events planner with over 25 years of experience working with agencies, corporate and non-profit organisations and now brings this experience to Youth Unity.

In the past she has worked with organisations that focus on the well-being of youth and of the wider community and has led various projects over the years that empower young people and enforce community cohesion. Shirley is also the manager of a successful online radio station which reaches and international audience. The station also hosts a variety of well-known DJ’s that have a substantial following internationally. Her experience and knowledge have enabled her to mentor many talented DJs in and around the music community

Riyad Hacib

Youth Development

Ellis Witter

Youth Development

George Teri

Editor / Writer

Donna Tulloch

Safeguarding Officer

Our polices and procedures can be found on by clicking HERE

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