Carm Companies: Productions, Carm Strategy and Carm Music.
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.
Carm Strategy advises organisations on change management, political change and communications and has worked with public and private sector businesses across the UK, Europe and America.
Carm Productions focuses on the development of the Virtual Aintree projects including the ground-breaking CGI technology behind The Virtual Grand National and The Grand National Race of Champions.
Carm Music focuses on music for TV and radio and recently made the C4/Sony Masterworks special on the sell-out Hacienda Classical concerts which saw the Acid-House music of the past turn into strings and more and fill The Royal Albert Hall. A special version was screened by Vue Cinemas.