Scottish podcast production company The Big Light has moved to a new studio and office space within the headquarters of creative marketing agency Frame in Glasgow’s Pacific Quay, in an effort to support its commercial expansion targets.
The move, which gives the production company access to a new state-of-the-art recording studio, editing suite, and production office, will enable increased output of original content while also giving the company access to Frame’s expertise in areas such as PR and marketing.
“Podcasting is the fastest growing sector in digital media and having our brand-new studio space in the heart of Scotland’s media district will allow us to capitalise on that opportunity,” said Fiona White, co-founder and CEO of The Big Light. “Janice [Forsyth] and I set up The Big Light in early 2020, so much of our production has – by necessity – been remote. Thanks to our incredible network of podcasters, we’ve enjoyed continued growth and now we hope to take it even further.”
“It’s fantastic to be up and running in our new space which will allow us to build out our commercial capability. Sharing a space with Frame’s team of 70 specialists from PR, advertising, design, content, and digital media will also help us to unlock new creative opportunities.”
The Big Light’s independent network saw success for multiple shows at this year's British Podcast Awards winning Bronze in the Best Fiction category for Atlantic - A Scottish Story and Silver for COP 26 Daily in the Best Daily Podcast section, while Talking Derry Girls bagged Gold at the Irish Podcast Awards for Best Arts and Culture Podcast.
These shows, along with others such as TalkMedia with Stuart Cosgrove and Professor Eamonn O’Neill, and Blethered with Sean McDonald, attract around 150,000 listeners every month. Alongside this original programming, The Big Light has produced podcasts for commercial clients including BBC Sounds, Spotify, and The National Trust, and is supported by high-profile investors from across the Scottish arts industry, including authors Ian Rankin and Val McDermid, and Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill.
“We are huge fans of both the rapidly growing podcast medium and the very impressive team involved,” Kerr said; “we believe the opportunity to support The Big Light as it inevitably climbs from one level of success to the next is not to be missed.”