Location One is one of the market leaders in providing equipment and services to production companies filming on location and in studios. The company was established in 2008 by Crispin who saw a gap in the market having worked as a location manager for many years. A couple of years later, he was joined by his wife Carly who has a background in environmental consultancy. Eight years on, and their business now operates nationwide and they work directly with location managers, unit managers and production managers.
Location One started out hiring water bowsers for catering units in London but quickly expanded their product line to accommodate other services, including generator and tower light hire and waste management.
When Carly joined Location One, she brought her environmental experience and knowledge to the table. Carly saw there was a need in the industry to bring more awareness to the issue of sustainability and the environment, and became the driving force behind this aspect of Location One. For example, they became the first company in the sector to recycle from on-set rubbish collections.
Thinking about sustainability was initially a concept that Location One had been directing their customers towards rather than something that was being asked of them. For example, battery powered tower lights (rather than diesel powered) were not well known until Location One began to push their use.