Farsight candidates 'best ever' says renowned studio contractor

Farsight candidates 'best ever' says renowned studio contractor

World-leading acoustic and isolation specialists, Studio People Director, Jamie Keeling, has praised Derby-based Farsight Recruitment, stating that his latest project, staffed by a majority Farsight workforce, is the best team he has ever worked with.

Having previously built many prestigious & specialist studios for the private education and commercial sectors – including a studio in which Nickelback wrote and recorded one of its latest albums – Studio People is going from strength to strength. After 23 years of growth the company has earned a world-class reputation in the industry.

The high value project to build of a state-of-the-art Media Centre at Staffordshire University, is one of seven live Studio People projects across the UK. Sixteen Farsight workers are currently employed by the company – with eleven working with the team in Staffordshire.


Pictures of Studio People's recently completed project for University of Westminster

Project Overview

When completed, the Staffordshire University Media Centre will provide students with the best, and most acoustically versatile, facilities in the UK.

The Centre will boast five Control Rooms, five Live Rooms, a Foley Studio, a TV studio, a green screen Infinity Wall and a live seating area. This range and quality is one that Studio People proudly claim to be better than most commercial studios in the world. 

All of the floors are floating and all rooms are completely independent of each other to ensure that the sound isolation is 100% controllable throughout the facility. Each of the rooms’ variable acoustic audio systems is linked with cables to enable mixing to the highest possible specification.  Ceilings and walls are not parallel and all structures within the rooms are angled slightly to give perfect control of sound.


Jamie Keeling, Contracts Director – “Our busiest year to date”

Jamie and his father, Peter, have been building studios since 1993, steadily increasing the value of projects and the business’ turnover from £5k to £2M. Today Studio People is turning over an average of £4M, and Jamie is projecting an increase to £10M in the coming years. 

“This is our busiest year to date, and we are now taking our business to the next level.” continued Jamie. “We have a clear vision about our role in the industry as well as our goals towards investing in the young people of today.”

“We don’t just build studios. We’re providing young people with facilities that foster a lifetime passion for communications and an extremely high level of expertise.  It is the communication age – and we are proud to be a part of it.” He concluded.


Working with Farsight Recruitment – “Credit where credit is due”

Jamie is extremely proud of his company’s achievements and is happy to acknowledge Farsight Recruitment’s role in this success.

“Credit where credit is due,” said Jamie, “I have never ever had such a well-run site, and that’s kudos to everyone involved. Farsight’s Site Manager, Ian, is running the project and team to such good effect that we have decided to make this site a blueprint for our new business model.

We are well ahead of the game and that’s down to this team - that’s six of our own guys and eleven of the Farsight crew, including Ian. If I could clone this team and place them into all of my sites in the UK I would.”

Farsight Recruitment CEO, Tom Dean, shares many of Jamie’s business values, including a desire to support youth development and create an environment where the very best people can thrive.  Giving staff the skills and belief in themselves to excel in life means as much to Tom as providing young people with the top class media facilities to inspire them, does to Jamie.

“It is a pleasure to be working with Tom and the Farsight team, we are like-minded companies, and that is so important in any thriving business relationship.  The staff Farsight employ are honest and professional, and the candidates they provide are top quality – we simply wouldn’t have them on site if they weren’t”

I am in no doubt that we will continue to work with Farsight and look forward to watching as our businesses continue to grow together.” Concluded Jamie.

Find out more about Studio People here and learn more about Farsight, its services and values, here.

Posted 4th May 2016

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