The UK Locations story began in 2006, when Nick Jones founded the company to satisfy an industry need for beautiful, shoot-ready locations. Just three years later, however, Nick tragically passed away. With no-one else to take the reins, Lauren, his sister-in-law, stepped in.
Having previously worked in TV drama and advertising, running a business was entirely new territory for Lauren – and she came into it during the UK’s worst recession since the 1970s. Undeterred, Lauren guided UK Locations towards successful business growth year-on-year, building a fantastic team in the process.
In Spring 2021, UK Locations was chosen to take part in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme and it has proven to be a pivotal moment in our history, allowing us to clarify our long-term goals, refine our business proposition, pave the way towards B Corp status, and even set up our own production company, Art of Truth.
UK Locations is now firmly established as one of the leading agencies providing high-end film and TV drama locations across Britain’s nations and regions, and we’re set for significant expansion over the coming years. We believe our success rests on our unwavering commitment to our values:
We are in it together – We believe in the triple bottom line: people, profit, planet. We recognise our interdependency and understand that mutual success comes from mutual respect.
We are passionate – We are proud of our involvement in the making of great content, and we put our hearts and souls into optimising the conditions in which it is created.
We are relevant – We keep up with trends and developments in film, TV and advertising worlds (from aesthetics to sustainability), so that we’re always providing what our clients need and in turn, bringing our location partners bookings.
We are progressive – We are constantly exploring ways to improve our offering to both our clients and partners and finding ways to reduce our collective impact on the planet.
We strongly believe our success also puts us in a position of responsibility towards the planet and its inhabitants and we are dedicated to promoting sustainability, fairness, and equality by leading with our own example.