Where it started
Back in 2008 - after years of unit managing and with a bit of location managing under his belt - Crispin decided to swap the scooter for a van and start a company serving the many needs of location and production departments in London. Initially the HQ was Crispin's garage where he stocked two bowsers, some tables and chairs and battery lights. Many bowsers, tables, chairs and battery lights later, Location One has grown to be the leader in its field with over 80 members of staff and 6 branches across the UK.
As the business grew, so too did its ambition to be a customer-centric supplier who cared about the planet. Carly Hardy brought key business experience and expertise, particularly in environmental sustainability, having been an environmental consultant in both the not-for-profit and private sectors.
As an early advocate for sustainable practices, Carly has been instrumental in developing products and services like the circular economy EcoPod and green power projects.
What happened next
Location One joined forces with ADF.
Recognising the amazing synergies and therefore the opportunity to improve our service to our customers, Location One Ltd became part of the ADF Group on Wednesday 30th November 2022.
Location One has worked incredibly hard to provide a more professional and environmentally sustainable service to our customers and a more fulfilling career to our staff. In ADF we found a partner who shares our core values and our passion for the UK Film & TV industry. Working together with Mars and his brilliant team of people we will further benefit our customers, our people and the planet.
The Location One name and team has not changed. Crispin, Carly and James are still leading the business, working alongside our amazing team of people to support production companies all over the UK.
We have come a long way but we've not lost the passion and the core beliefs that were part of the company's DNA from Day One. Underpinned by a respect for each other and the planet and an obsession with helping the customer (even at 3am in the morning), our HEART values make us who we are. They are the lens through which every decision is viewed and made, by every delivery driver to every board member.
"Our brilliant team and our model make for a safe, sustainable and hassle-free shoot"
Crispin Hardy | Founder
We offer so much more than our extensive range of equipment...
At our core we have brilliant people, the highest standards in safety and quality and a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And we have invented a special way of working with you, which you will experience if you engage any of our branches.
You will be taken under the wing of a dedicated account manager who scopes your equipment needs and remains with you from prep to strike. Our extended opening hours and responsive out-of-hours emergency line bring further peace of mind. All this support is accompanied by financial and carbon data that keeps you on a budget...Learn more
Fast and Furious 9
"The epitome of small enough to care, big enough to deliver! Shows like Fast & Furious need reliable and responsible suppliers who tick all of the health and safety and compliance boxes. Location One do that and their commitment to environment also makes them a 'go to' supplier."
Left Bank Pictures
"I have have worked with Location One over the last 10 years and have always found their team to work really well with our Location team on the ground. The back office support is also second to none, particularly around the accounts and purchase order process."
Location One worked closely with us to ensure our production was as environmentally friendly as it could be when on location. The waste reporting has been really useful and allowed us to track how we were doing with our recycling.
"The service offered from Location One is second to none and allows me to get on with the things I need to be concentrating on. If something needs doing I can trust them to do it swiftly and without a fuss"
"The Location One London team have been so solid, communication has been perfect. We had many changes over the course of filming yet nothing has slipped - from the delivery drivers to the prep team for the rental equipment I don’t have a single complaint."
The Spanish Princess
"Thanks to all at Location One Bristol for the brilliant support you have given us over the last few months on this mammoth show. See you on the next one! "
Dungeons and Dragons
"My first time filming in Newcastle was made one thousand times easier by Dave and his team of guys. Having his team help with set-up and strike of all of our locations was brilliant."
"We could not film Vera without Location One's Newcastle Branch. The team are brilliant and the service comes with a smile and a 'can-do' attitude every time."
"The Manchester Location One Team are an extension of our Locations Department. Day or night they manage to come up with the goods in a professional and efficient manner."
"Location One are like an extension of our department. Lovely staff and fantastic service!"
"I have been using Location One since 2008. Then in London, I am now in Wales and the service is as good now as it was when Crispin was delivering the bowsers. Personable and dependable, Location One truely cares."