London, 15 May 2023: Video Europe, the largest sub-rental provider of cameras, lenses and accessories to the broadcast and production industries in Europe, has opened a new location in Cardiff. The Welsh capital has long been an important centre for media, and it continues to thrive with major studios and production companies active in the region, not least in prestige drama.
Video Europe is now 50 years old, established in 1973 to fill a strong market need for high quality equipment in the movie and broadcast sectors. The new facility in Cardiff supports the growing industry in Wales and the West by providing direct and rapid access to all the latest equipment. Video Europe Cardiff will offer the same high-quality service, equipment and expertise that customers have come to expect.
“The industry in Wales, and just over the Severn Bridge in Bristol, is full of creative talent and dynamic energy,” said Matt Marner, director of Video Europe. “We are holding a large inventory in our new Cardiff base so we can respond to customer demands quickly, with full support and of course the benefit of a lower carbon footprint by removing the need to drive kit down the M4. This is an expansion that we are very excited about.”
Video Europe Cardiff will be managed by Tom McNally, who has over 20 years of experience in the rental industry. Callum Barrand joins the team as bookings coordinator. With their local colleagues and the full resources of Video Europe, Tom and Callum are dedicated to providing the best possible customer service as well as ensuring that clients have access to the latest equipment available.
“We have become the largest in the business because we provide the support that our customers demand,” Marner said. “Our thanks go to all those customers who regularly turn to Video Europe, and we look forward to serving them from our new Cardiff facility.”