Sponsors of the Movie

Many people have offered their time and efforts for free on Bladder Run. THis page looks at a few of those whose non-cash sponsorship has elevated the production values.


We wish to extend our thanks to the following organisations and individuals without whom the movie could not happen:


Menzies Barons Court Hotel - Walsall - Yvonne Hyde, General Manager


Yvonne is a great friend of the movie and has sponsored two shooting days at the hotel. She runs a top class establishment in a professional yet friendly and enthusiatic manner. Check out the links tab for more information.




The Menzies Baron’s Court hotel in Walsall, near Birmingham offers a superb range of facilities and excellent value for money.


With modern, comfortable bedrooms and a contemporary Brasserie style restaurant.

Conveniently located just north of Birmingham, close to the M6 toll road, the Menzies Baron’s Court hotel is renowned as a hotel for all occasions.

So, if you are looking for a quality hotel in Walsall, then the Menzies Baron’s Court hotel is your ideal choice.


A superb Walsall hotel – Ideally located for Birmingham and the NEC

The Menzies Baron’s Court hotel in Walsall is ideal for a leisure stay, whether it’s for a shopping break in Birmingham or to visit some of the many local attractions such as the NEC or Cadbury’s World and Walsall football stadium. This Walsall hotel is perfect for exploring the West Midlands with easy access to the road network and the picturesque town of Lichfield is only 6 miles away.  


With modern, comfortable bedrooms, excellent cuisine and friendly team, who are always ready to give you a warm welcome, you simply can’t go wrong at a this hotel in Walsall

Menzies Baron’s Court – a premier meeting venue in Walsall

This Walsall hotel offers four superb function suites and the team of experienced conference and event organisers at the Menzies Baron’s Court hotel are always on hand to provide help and advice for all your event requirements.

Whether it’s a convenient business venue or a welcome base for your city break to Birmingham, the Menzies Baron’s Court hotel in Walsall is the ideal choice.




Urban Splash - Fort Dunlop - particularly Nick Batt - Facilities Manager - Nick kindly arranged two filming sessions at the fantastic Fort Dunlop building. This stood in for the Lorell Corp office and we could never have hoped to find a better location! Nick's expert scheduling and courtesy were inspirtational.


Fort Dunlop is an architectural icon. A Birmingham landmark. A grade A office building providing 350,000 sq ft of inspirational commercial space ranging from 1,000 sq ft to 53,000 sq ft on seven floors. Fort Dunlop is the best office address for any size of business from small to regional or national headquarters.


'We have kept all the best old bits of the building and poured new ideas into the shell. We've cut holes through the building providing a stunning atrium, planted a new green roof and bolted a new hotel onto the end.'


Fort Dunlop is now home to over 54 tenants; it houses the headquarters for The Birmingham Post & Mail, Service Birmingham (Capita), Secretary of State, Ford and many others ranging from structural engineers, building contractors, quantity surveyors, accountants, insurance companies through to design consultants and PR firms. Fort Dunlop boasts an array of on site retailers including a coffee shop, sandwich shops, restaurants, convenience store, childrens play centre, nursery and even a 100 bed hotel. Fort Dunlop occupies one of the most prominent and accessible sites in the country, adjacent to the M6 between junctions 5 and 6 of the motorway.


The M6 links directly to the M5, M42, M1 and M69 which in turn connects to almost all of the major motorway networks in the UK. Fort Dunlop is located on the A47, Fort Parkway which takes you directly to the City Centre in around ten minutes by car. We even have our own funky double decker bus complete with wifi which shuttles to and from the City Centre at peak hours. 



Great Western Arcade - we filmed on several occasions at this beautiful Victorian Arcade courtesy of Gay Faulkner, whose generosity brought us the ideal - and sealed - location for the Nora Botty Chase scene. When in Birmingham, we recommend that you visit the eclectic shops within and admire the architecture. You can learn more here:




Walsall College - Walsall College is the largest provider of qualifications for 14-19 year olds in the Borough of Walsall, typically supporting over 3500 young people in accessing vocational courses each year. In addition, Walsall College provides education and training to over 4000 adults, delivered both at the College campuses and onsite in the workplace.