New HQ for Tiffen and The London Filter Company
GTC sponsor companies Tiffen and South London Filters (recently renamed The London Filter Company) have formed a partnership and both have moved to new premises to facilitate their expanding business.
Tiffen International has its new European headquarters in Bicester, Oxfordshire, just a few miles north of their previous location, while The London Filter Company has moved a short way to new premises near The Oval.
The new Tiffen base provides more floor space in a modern environment for their offices as well as room for on-site displays and demonstrations. Meanwhile, the partnership with The London Filter Company ensures local availability of a wide range of optical filters for London-based video and film companies, as well as throughout the UK.
Carey Duffy (pictured left; who recently spoke at the GTC Awards Talkback event) is Technical Director (Filters) Tiffen International, and will also continue to manage the London Filter Company and offer his invaluable support to customers.
Also joining the team is Kevan Parker (pictured right) as International Sales Manager. Kevan will be known to some GTC members as he has previously held sales positions at Schneider Optics and IDX Technology. He has a wealth of industry experience in film and television production and comments, “It’s exciting to be working with a team of specialists, professionals and products that are at the leading edge of the industry. There’s great support for our customers and quick response to industry needs for new products.”
Terry Carey, Managing Director of Tiffen International, adds, "Our business has been growing organically and through acquisitions and partnerships. We have added more staff and the new headquarters provide the extra room we need – including some space dedicated to product displays and presentations." He continues, "We have had a close relationship with The London Filter Company, and of course Carey, for years. With new staff to run the admin side of the business Carey should have more time to support our customers."
Tiffen is a leading manufacturer and supplier of photographic filters and lens accessories for consumer and professional imaging as well as for the motion picture and broadcast television industries, with almost 70 years experience. Today, the company offers a wide range of products from its divisions, which include: Consumer, Motion Picture and Television and Digital and well as Tripods and Support Systems that includes Steadicam® high-tech camera stabilizing systems.
The company has a rich history of innovative product design, superior optical consistency and unparalleled quality. Tiffen has been recognized for its product and engineering excellence earning two Technical Achievement Awards and a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, as well as an Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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