If you'd like to know how this all started and how we grew into a UK-wide, Grammy-nominated, BRIT and BAFTA award-winning Production Service Company working across film & TV, commercials, fashion and sports campaigns - read on.
Let's start at the begininning
Founded as Location Scotland - a stills Production Service Company - by our CEO, Marie Owen in Edinburgh. The kitchen table might have been small but the dreams were big.
Launching our first website the business begins to grow alongside our reputation amongst high-end fashion clients. We established a dedicated sales and marketing team alongside our in-house production team.
- Win - Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, High Growth Business of the Year
- Win - Creative Edinburgh Growth Award
Sarah Drummond (now Managing Director) joined the team and refocussed the production team with a firm eye on commercial production.
- Nominee - Scottish Business Awards, Best Performing Business
Location Scotland rebrands to LS Productions with an aim to become the go-to UK-wide photo and film Production Service Company. Launch our new website and we open our first English office in London. Joined the APA.
- Nominee Scottish Business Awards, Female Business Owner (Marie Owen).
The Great Expansion
Investment in a Locations team and growth of our in-house nationwide location database. Client demands in 2017 mean that we are ready to open our second English office in Manchester. Our team of 26 are working from our 3 production bases in Edinburgh, Manchester and London.
- Win - Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, Best Performing Business
- Win - Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year , Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2017
- Nominee - EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Marie Owen
Film & TV
With a handful of TV episodes under our production belts (Bear Grylls and The Bachelorette) we set our sights on the Film & TV world. In 2019 we provided service for the UK elements on two feature films for Steven Soderbergh: The Laudromat and Let Them All Talk. Joined AdGreen to support our sustainable production agenda.
- Nominee - Grammy Awards, Best Music Video for Harry Styles ‘Adore You’
- Nominee Music Video Production Association (MVPAs) Best Pop Video, Best Cinematography, Best Colour Grading, Best Visual Effects for Harry Styles ‘Adore You’
Join Us On Our Journey
We take great pride in the excellent work we help create, and we take even greater pride in building an environment that people love to work in. Our Values are at the heart of everything we do. They’re shared by everyone. Wherever we are in the world these Values connect us together.
Every minute, of every day we are interacting with people, organising with people, speaking and helping people. So saying we are “people people” is no exaggeration.
Treat people as you would like to be treated yourself and everyone’s day will be a little brighter. Or as Aretha sung it R.E.S.P.E.C.T - just show a little and we’ll all go home happy.
A phrase we abide by. To aim for ‘shithotness’ is to try our hardest and pull out all the stops on every production.
We’ve hung an international pop star from a helicopter thousands of feet off the ground on the Isle of Skye, sourced a brand new airport and runway for BMW, we even bought a Thai restaurant in Manchester for a week. Bringing our client’s briefs to life – it’s what we do best!
Our clients love to hear our creative solutions, it’s what makes them keep coming back. At the heart of our job is endless creativity and mad problem-solving.