The Home of Insight Driven Business Development 

Who we are. People & Business Development Since 1986.

VFM delivers bespoke competency development, consultancy and business strategy solutions. We have offices in the UK, France and Spain and a global network of associates with experience working in over 50 countries and in many different languages. We have our own in-house Multimedia department, that provide full digital, virtual and online learning solutions.

What We Do.

We use insight when approaching all projects and assignments. This understanding of our clients’ industry, their business, their people and their customers enables us to produce real and sustainable business improvements. Competency development has many forms and we believe that our tailored approach consistently delivers better results. Our solutions could include a blend of the following:

Business Health Checks

Checking the pulse of your business.

Customized consultancy focusing on key processes and performance: strategy, financial analysis, operational processes, procedures, efficiencies and people.

Instructor Led Training

Face 2 Face

Instructor led training: most of our delivery is in modular format working with teams to develop their own knowledge and personal skills to deliver quantifiable business results. Coaching is often a cornerstone of these modular solutions with participants being coached throughout programmes while at the same time developing their own coaching skills.


Behavioural diagnostics, assessments, reports and 1-2-1 feedback.

We use many proven assessment techniques, such as, E.Q. (Bar-On) and DISC profiling. These reports can be used for personal development or for recruitment and selection purposes.


A digital approach.

Our in-house multimedia team is an integral part of our offer. We incorporate the most up to date blended learning to offer our clients a full-line development package. New instructor led programmes are often complemented with virtual training sessions, bite-size learning, webinars, tool-kits and Apps. We've also partnered up with iSpring to provide our clients with the best e-learning solutions.


Film, Design, Print.

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PCK Delivery.

We like drawing pictures just as much as we like animating them. Yup, we still draw things with our hands. Whether it’s an app run-through or a detailed animated narrative, storyboarding plays a key role in springboarding final picture. *sharpens Apple Pencil*

Essential Selling Skills.

Defining and maintaining a look is just as important as making it move. We pride ourselves on burning midnight oil when exploring the right direction. We'll jump on any opportunity to make something pretty, making sure it adds, rather than takes away from the brief.

Creative Direction

Senior detail in all aspects of production makes for a peach of a final product. Us old timers have a good grasp on standards; which means we have plenty fun overseeing the subtleties, be they sound, content or movement related.

Sound Design

Sound is something dear to us *hugs*. We learnt a long time ago how important it is to appreciate crafted audio. So, we spend a substantial amount of time on Foley and Music. Because few things help a visual more than the right set of sounds.


Ahem, this is a fairly wide term. And we tend to stay close to the conceptually driven side of the scale. For us, idea is king. We know plenty well that a solid concept can negate a heavy production. Either way, we film things, and enjoy doing so.


Editing is a devil in the details process, and sometimes, one that people don’t appreciate. That doesn’t matter much to us, since we appreciate it just fine. Whether from our cameras or yours, we can piece together something that makes a fair bit more sense than a folder of MXFs.

Post Production

Ok, so this is a little different for us animation folk, veering away from the more traditional "everything after production". Whether colouring, light VFX or still frame retouching, post is a super time effective way of squeezing the last few drops of water from the stone.


We like having something to animate, so we tend to illustrate what it is we are trying to showcase. Seems to make sense to us. Whether 2D based or something built in 3D space, illustration is a chance to buy good steel. And yes, that was a metaphor.

2D Animation

Cool, back with another vague term. The best way to categorise 2D is to remove 3D and Live Action from the equation and see where you end up. 2D Animation is a cornerstone at Okalpha. Luckily we are pretty good at it.

3D Animation

3D space pours a bucket full of techniques and tools into the equation. Be it asset creation, system builds, or rigged animation, we are obsessed with working in 3D space. When used right, it’s our most powerful tool. That and our third world rates.

UI Animation

We noticed that apps seem to be quite a big deal. We’re not 100% sure, but it seems to be taking off? As a result, we do a ton of UI work. Slick, simple, and smart, we appreciate the approach of function meeting form. It's also a chance for us to test eases. Win-win.

Product Rendering

Having a heavy photographic background means product rendering and imagery is a mild obsession of ours. With photo-realism being fairly easy to achieve in 3D space, we have the freedom to work on a limitless stage. So, no studio and no cable management.


Yup, photography, further confirming we do nearly everything under the sun. Being raised by photographers means it’s in the blood of the studio. If the concept is unique and the direction intriguing, we will dive head first into capturing the right set of still frames.

PCK Delivery. Essential Selling Skills.Finance for Non-Financial Specialists. Customer Experience. Time and Territory Management. Negotiating Skills. Presentation Skills. Coaching. Consultancy Skills. Creativity and Innovation. Team Building. Leadership. People Management. Recruitment and Selection. Challenger. Project Management. Management Development. Mentoring. Health Check. Strategic Planning. Surveys. Conferences. CRM Implementation. Internal Systems/Processes. DiSC/MBTI/Belbin. Parts Analysis. Infographic Animation. Video Marketing. Graphic Design. E-Learning.Webinars.

Value Added.