R&M Productions announce merger with established Leeds based Production Management, Lighting and Special Effects company Immersive Precision.

As part of the deal the two companies will pool resources to combine a wealth of experience and extensive hire inventory to be able to offer a Full Production service from their bases in Stokesley and Leeds. Both companies will continue to operate as normal under their respective brands, with directors Robbie Baxter, Peter Shorten and their combined teams leading both companies, R&M will take over all equipment rental operations with Immersive focusing on Production Management. Original founding partner of R&M Mike Cataldo steps down from his position to pursue his career in IT.

Robbie Baxter, Director of R&M Productions commented,

“We’ve been working with Pete and the team at Immersive on various projects over the last few years and the decision to combine our resources seemed like a natural progression for both companies. We’ve seen both companies grow rapidly and we share the same goals, high standards and future aspirations. Having access to Immersive’s team of staff and management experience is going to be key to servicing our already demanding workload and we look forward to bringing them on board”

The combined lighting equipment stock now includes over 200 Robe and Clay Paky moving lights, 600 generic fixtures, 1km of Truss, 480 panels of Video Wall and 100 Motors as well as an extensive inventory of Consoles, Media Servers, Staging, Audio and Special Effects Equipment.

Immersive also bring a large team of experienced engineers and crew and a wealth of Production Management experience with a portfolio that includes a number of Venues and Festivals across the UK and Europe.

Peter Shorten, Director of Immersive Precision,

“Merging with R&M is an exciting step forward for Immersive and being able to offer access to their extensive hire stock is going be a great asset to our clients. By joining forces we’re able to streamline the business and offer a wealth of equipment options to our clients while maintaining our cost effective approach. Our focus has always been on providing a high standard of service with exceptional staff which is something we look forward to continuing in the future. From a clients perspective nothing should change at Immersive or R&M, but where we can add value through the teams expertise and improved equipment offering we will”

Matt Simpson, Business Development Manager,

“It’s an exciting time for the business and its great to see such a significant investment in new equipment for the 2018 season which confirms our intention to continue the companies development as one of the leading Production Suppliers in the North East.”

3rd August 2018.