Film industry logistics firm sets up Mersey base

A leading UK supplier of locations services and logistics to the TV and film industry – Supply 2 Location Group – opens new base in Liverpool city region. Tony McDonough reports 

Ian Pearce
Ian Pearce managing director – regions at Supply 2 Location. Picture by Gareth Jones


Supply 2 Location Group, one of the leading suppliers of locations services and logistics to the TV and film sector, has opened a new base in Merseyside.

With Liverpool now one of the most popular locations in the UK for film and TV productions, Supply 2 Location has taken 4,000 sq ft in Knowsley to meet this growing demand.

Recent productions that Supply 2 Location has supported include The Batman, filmed in Liverpool city centre, and Outlander. Its new local depot will be stocked with essential and specialist equipment for immediate location deployment.

The Knowsley facility, off Coopers Lane, was officially opened by local Labour MP Sir George Howarth. He met members of Supply 2 Location’s team, including Ian Pearce managing director – regions. Lynn Saunders, head of the Liverpool Film Office also attended.

Ian said: “We’ve been searching for the right premises in Merseyside to act as our Northern hub for some time. We are delighted to be opening this strategic and vital facility in Knowsley.

“Its location enables us to provide a faster, more efficient service to all our existing clients as well as providing a full support service with a lower carbon footprint because of our reduced journey times.”

To support this facility, Supply 2 Location is planning to create up to six new roles over the next year. Ian added: “It is well documented that the rise in TV and film production in the UK has created a worrying skills shortage in our sector.

“With our extensive experience in the film industry, we are well placed to help provide mentoring and training for those studying or living locally who wish to develop careers in this incredibly rewarding industry.”

Lynn Saunders also said: “The film and TV industry across the UK is booming, which is reflected in our region.

“Liverpool is the second most filmed city in the UK and as a result of the work of the LFO and the region’s LCR Production Fund, direct inward investment into the region’s economy in 2022 is projected to exceed £21m.

It’s a year since we opened The Depot (new studios in Edge Lane), which is helping to retain productions in the region for longer.”

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