First Sight Media acquires Visions Unlimited to boost event production

Rich Belcher and Simon Bishop

First Sight Media announces the acquisition of Visions Unlimited to reinforce the company’s position in the event production market across the UK.

Specialists in live event filming and streaming, First Sight Media will boost its position in the academic sector to provide live streaming and video production services to nearly 40 per cent of the UK’s universities including those taking place at the University of Leeds, Glasgow Caledonian University and Manchester Metropolitan University.

First Sight Media has seen its turnover grow by over 20 per cent year on year since 2015 when it established itself as an event streaming and video production specialist. The company has since expanded to work across pharmaceutical, finance and technology sectors, delivering a range of solutions including award ceremonies, conferences, AGMs, product launches and webinars.

The purchase of Visions Unlimited, located in Suffolk, will complement First Sight Media’s extensive client base and experience in the events industry. The deal includes contracts with public sector academies, universities and corporate clients as well as, audio-visual (AV) equipment and access to Vision Unlimited’s pool of freelance talent to further bolster First Sight Media’s offering.

Richard Belcher, Owner and Managing Director, First Sight Media, said:

We are delighted to strengthen our position as a leading production partner and look forward to helping more customers deliver their events through our creative and innovative solutions.

“Our purchase of Visions means we are not only expanding our customer base but also our technology and the ability to deliver solutions in new, innovative ways. It certainly sets us up for an exciting future.

Simon Bishop, Managing Director, Visions Unlimited, said:

I’m extremely confident that our clients are in safe hands with the First Sight Media team. They share our high standards and flexible approach to provide production services that achieve results and I have no doubt that with his drive and ambition, Rich will lead the company to even greater success.

First Sight Media employs 11 full time staff at its Carterton premises in West Oxfordshire in addition to working with over 100 freelancers across the UK with an ambitious growth plan in place to increase its turnover from £1.1million to £5 million over the next five years.