dock10 has formally appointed technical support firm Gallowglass to service the major part of the labour needs of the Studios at MediaCity. Gallowglass has been providing services on an ad-hoc hitherto on specific programmes including Blue Peter, Football Focus and Match of the Day,
Gallowglass, which styles itself as ‘The UK’s number one crewing company’ works across the the production, theatre, broadcast and live events industries and has had an office in MediaCity since 2009.
Gallowglass will be providing a variety of services such as building stages, assembling sets and managing lighting equipment requiring carpenters, scenic artists, gaffers and stage-hands working at the Studios and at the adjacent production base at The Pie Factory.
Other Gallowglass clients include the BBC, BSkyB, Channel 4 and MTV.
Gallowglass regional manager Jon Scales said: “We started assisting on one-off productions as early as 2010 and have been steadily amassing a trained work-force offering skill-sets that are ideally matched to support production requirements – from painting desert islands to assembling and dismantling sets.
“Today we are ready and able to provide large numbers of qualified staff on demand – to meet any operational brief.”
Head of Studios at dock10, Andy Waters, added: “Gallowglass has already been working regularly with us on a number of fronts and has been doing a fantastic job for us. So we’re now delighted to regard the company as long-term in-house resource.”