Lauren — Managing Director
With an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for team development, Lauren is constantly looking at ways to improve the business
Role: To make UK Locations the best it can be – providing the first-rate customer service, unique locations and the most amazing team
Experience: Lauren has seen it from both sides having worked in the Location Department at Yorkshire Television on Fat Friends, Between the Sheets and Emmerdale she understands what makes a great location and the logistics involved in creating the perfect shoot. Lauren then moved into the corporate world and was the Marketing Manager at FSTE 100 companies managing photoshoots, TV adverts and large scale campaigns
Favourite location: 2731– it’s a large, beautiful family home, ideal for furniture shoots and the owners are amazing to work with
James — Operations Director
He loves spreadsheets, processes and saving money! James is always striving for UK Locations to work at the highest level
Role: To support the team, so we can deliver services to clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner
Experience: James previously worked in the Locations Departments of several drama productions in the north of England before crossing over into commercials. He is a professional photographer and photographs all of our locations and also manages shoots for some of our key clients
Favourite location: 2376 – A mid-century photographers dream packed with period furniture and amazing original materials
CAT – CLIENT SERVICES DIRECTOR
Cat ensures that UK Locations is constantly performing at the highest level possible working closely with all members of the UKL team
Role: Cat manages the services team and works directly with our clients providing an excellent and fluid service at all times, along with managing key client and Location Owner accounts
Experience: After completing a degree in marketing and fashion, Cat worked her way up through the fashion industry. It was here she learnt the fine art of giving excellent customer service and gained valuable knowledge in the media and advertising industries
Favourite location: 2695 – I love the cool New York apartment feel to this large, modern, family home. The exposed brickwork, Crittall Windows and original mill doors blend together so beautifully throughout – there isn’t a corner of the location that hasn’t been considered by the owners
DAISY – CLIENT SERVICES EXECUTIVE
Daisy works on the majority of our client enquiries striving to deliver the very best service experience by skilfully interpreting briefs and providing perfect locations every time
Role: Daisy manages day-to-day enquiries and works directly with our clients to provide superb on-brief location solutions within given deadlines
Experience: Daisy joined UK Locations from the University of Leeds after graduating with an MA in Advertising and Design. She is an accomplished photographer with great customer service skills meaning she is the perfect fit for her Client Services role
Favourite location: 2689 – Dark and mysterious, I’d love to shoot in this location
MATT – LOCATION MANAGER & SCOUT
Matt offers not only a keen eye for location scouting but also fantastic photography skills with the use of his high end camera equipment and drone. He’s known for producing scouting images that are seen through the eyes of a director
Role: Matt will stop at nothing to get the perfect shot for clients, whether scrambling up a hillside or wading through boggy land, he’s out in the field (sometimes quite literally) as long as it takes to ensure the location options are perfect for the job
Experience: With over 15 years experience in high profile films and dramas including “DCI Banks” (ITV) and Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread”, Matt certainly works well under pressure and can perform on any scale of shoot. He is an expert in Northern England – Yorkshire in particular – where he has built up invaluable contacts within Highways England and local councils to ensure shoots go smoothly from start to finish
Favourite location: 1044 – A quirky location with fantastic space and retro styling throughout. The light is also incredible
GARY – LOCATION MANAGER & SCOUT
Having written and created his own films, Gary understands the production process from start to finish which helps in visualising what the perfect location may be to fulfil any client brief
Role: Gary’s knowledge and expertise of the North of England plays a crucial part when picking up a brief from one of the UKL team, meaning he can make fast decisions in pinpointing the best locations for the shoot
Experience: Graduating with a Masters in Screenwriting, Gary then started working in production, getting to know all the integral elements of the industry before then moving on set within the locations department. Throughout his career in drama these skills have led him to work on some award winning shows including “Reg” (BBC) and “Broken” (BBC)
Favourite location: 2734 & 2735 – family homes that are both smart in design and industrial in feel – these locations really do have the wow factor throughout!
JOE – LOCATION MANAGER & SCOUT
Joe is an experienced location scout and manager with an extremely keen eye and a passion for all things film and TV. His reputation for knowing every nook and cranny in the North West is undoubtedly his best asset and he proves this time and time again when securing the best locations for shoots
Role: Joe is the perfect definition of what a good location scout and manager encompasses; knowing how to seamlessly blend the real world and the film world with a location that perfectly sets the scene for any story being told
Experience: Joe has worked on an endless list of high profile films, dramas and TV commercials and in each case proved he was the right man for the job. Some of his most notable work includes “Peter Rabbit” (Sony Pictures), ‘The League of Gentlemen” (BBC) and “Adidas ‘Juan Mata'” (MPC Creative)
Favourite location: 2707 – This location is so full of character, backdrops and life! It is definitely somewhere I would love to have the opportunity to location manage a shoot at
Andrew – Location Manager & Scout
Andrew brings with him a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and demands that come with ‘on location’ filming. Having serviced 100’s of individual locations during his career he’s never short of inspiration and ideas for the best ways to move a production forward even in the most inhospitable of areas.
Role: With a realm of creativity for what will make the location fit the brief, as well as early identification of what might be those crucial time costing issues, Andrew is highly regarded as a safe pair of hands. He will always do what it takes to ensure that everything is in place so that any filming day can run as smoothly as possible.
Experience: Originally cutting his teeth on low budget short and feature films back in his hometown of Newcastle, Andrew has since worked his way up the location department ladder. He has also spent 3 years working as a branch manager at revered film & TV hire firm Location One where he was involved in some of the biggest films across the North of England and Scotland. His personal career highlights are Netflix’s ‘The Last Kingdom’ and most importantly when he got to work with local Geordie legend Alan Shearer!
Favourite location: 2741 – I love working locations that have the potential of amazing and vast night time visuals especially when all of that gets reflected and amplified in the water.