Carm Productions Ltd and Carm Strategy
Carm was founded in 1998 and was the springboard for the creation of Hasgrove plc, the multi-disciplined aim-listed group which was floated on the London Stock Market in 2006
Hasgrove employed more than 360 people in six countries and saw revenues increase to £36m as it began to acquire companies in the communications sector in the UK and Europe and also housed Carm Media Ltd an off-shoot from Carm. Hasgrove sold its European arm in 2011 and is now focused on the digital marketing and advertising sector. Rob was Deputy Chairman until 2008.
Carm was founded in the same year Rob launched Precise Communications Group which later merged with Unique TV to form a multi-disciplined TV/sponsorship/design and production business. This group was responsible for a range of activities and output including factual and entertainment shows such as The British Comedy Awards now on Channel Four and an international spectacular starring Beyonce and Destiny’s Child, West Life and Andrea Bocelli to launch the Disney TV Theme Park in Paris. Rob was founding CEO and Chairman until 2002.
Through Precise, Rob devised the first advertising funded series on ITV outside London, The Millionaire Show for Granada. He devised and Co-Exec. Produced Eye On The World on the camera in warfare, medicine and entertainment for Discovery Europe and S4Ci which has sold across the globe and he devised the advertising funded campaign series Work Smart for the UK Health and Safety Executive which was screened on ITV1; MTV and other stations.
Rob also brought The Elle Style Awards to London Weekend Television; ITV 2 and eventually ITV1.
Rob presents TV and radio programmes through Carm and the company makes programmes and productions for a range of organisations and channels including recent specials on Eric Morecambe for BBC One TV in the UK and a special on the legendary footballer Sir Tom Finney for The People’s War series screened on BBC One and BBC Two.
Carm is currently developing two major film projects in partnership with other companies.
Away from the screen, Carm Strategy has advised media organisations including Granada Television and ITV plc on major communication and related issues since its inception. Clients have included blue chip organisations, charities, Premier League Football clubs and a range of sporting and other media and retail businesses in the UK, Europe and the USA.
Carm Strategy also provides interim management for organisations and Rob’s services as a facilitator; speaker and conference host can be utilised via Carm and Dave Warwick of David Anthony Promotions.
Carm can be contacted on +44 (0) 161 904 7741 and Dave Warwick on +44 (0) 1925 632496.