NEP Visions confirms loss of five mobile units following Bracknell fire
In the wake of the devastasting fire that affected its Bracknell, UK, premises on the night of 3 November, NEP Visions has now confirmed that a total of five mobile unit were destroyed during the blaze. They comprise three large OB vehicles (Gemini, HD3 and HD2), one small OB unit (Observe’s HD3) and a single VT truck.
NEP UK/Ireland still has 16 HD OB units and 9 VT/support trucks remaining in full operation. In addition, NEP has 32 more HD OB units nearby in Europe. All events and productions scheduled for the weekend, including Premiership and Championship Football, WWE and Channel 4 Racing, will be serviced.
Keith Andrews, president and COO, NEP Broadcasting, has flown in to the UK to look at medium and long-term actions related to logistics, facilities and equipment, while Steve Jenkins, president, NEP UK & Ireland, will remain focused on clients and employees.
Jenkins said: “The response to this event is a testament to the NEP family’s resilience and team spirit in the face of adversity. It is also a strong demonstration of how our industry pulls together in difficult times. We are confident in our ability to continue serving our clients in both the short-term and long-term, thanks to the rest of the NEP Worldwide Network and the immediate help of our industry partners.”