A TELEVISION services company that worked on the E4 series Made In Chelsea and The Great British Sewing Bee for BBC2 has made its first foray north of the Border after snapping up rival Hammerhead TV.
The deal marks London-based Procam’s first acquisition since it underwent a management buyout in May, backed by private equity firm Foresight Group.
Surrey-based Hammerhead TV – which has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester – has supplied crew and equipment for programmes including Dragons’ Den, Britain’s Next Top Model and The Secret Millionaire.
John Brennan, group chief executive, said: “We’re investing to extend the reach of the Procam offer across the UK.
“Together with organisations like Creative Scotland, we’re confident we can make Scotland an even-more attractive option by delivering a first-class infrastructure for broadcasters and production companies.”
Clive Jones, the firm’s newly appointed chairman, said: “Scotland has a rich history in the broadcast market, but its true potential hasn’t always been fulfilled. I believe Procam will change this by using its expertise and networks to bring new opportunities to Scotland’s broadcast market – it’s a hugely exciting period for both Procam and Scotland.”
The group’s clients include the BBC, ITV and Sky.
Phil Mews, client sales manager at Hammerhead TV, said; “To be part of the largest broadcast hire company in the UK is hugely exciting. This acquisition provides new opportunities for all those involved including staff and clients.”