Over the past few months we’ve clocked up over 2500 miles installing our Remote Contribution Terminals in far flung corners of England and Wales. For the contributors in receipt of our equipment though, the travelling stops there.
Former England Cricketer Ed Smith can escape the cries of his soon-to-be newborn baby into the adjacent home-office to broadcast live on TV and radio without having to make the long journey into London. Minutes later he can be straight back to fatherly duties or preparing for his next Test Match Special outing.
Likewise, work-from-home Mum Louise Cooper need no longer dash across London to Sky HQ or New Broadcasting House to comment on the day’s business news – which any working Mother will tell you, isn’t always practical.
David Banks decided one night last year – that he’d had enough of driving to and from remote BBC studios late at night to review the newspapers on Radio 5 live. The former Mirror editor came to this conclusion when his car landed tyre-deep in river water on a flooded bridge in rural Northumberland in low visibility. Now with our installation, he need never leave the house again.
Bishop Stephen Lowe – another 5 live regular – was until recently driving 160 miles every Sunday evening to appear on the Stephen Nolan show. Having done the journey once, In:Quality’s Kevin Leach can appreciate the difference it must have made to The Rev. Lowe’s sanity having eliminated the need to travel.
In addition to making life easier and safer for these busy people, the positive environmental impact is clear. And with the cost of travel at an all time high, the cost savings will quickly add up.