SONY PICTURES AND BROCKS COMPASS

10 Jan 2022

    

For MSDUK member Brocks Compass, providing Sony Pictures with certified PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to ensure that filming could continue safely has also opened other doorsFor MSDUK member Brocks Compass, providing Sony Pictures with certified PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to ensure that filming could continue safely has also opened other doors.

THE CHALLENGE

Sony Pictures’ UK office was in the middle of its summer production at Pinewood Studios and on locations across the UK when the pandemic hit in early 2020. As a member of MSDUK, they reached out to us to recommend diverse suppliers who could provide certified PPE products.

Sony Pictures needed a diverse supplier to provide certified PPE products that could also offer a flexible and agile approach to delivery and serve all regions in the UK.

THE SOLUTION

Brocks Compass is the first minority owned business to be fully integrated into the supply chain and systems of Sony Pictures in the UK.

MSDUK launched its covid19 marketplace as a response to the pandemic to spotlight ethnic minority business (EMB) suppliers who were being overlooked. The MSDUK team introduced Sony Pictures and Brocks Compass and that is where this incredible relationship between Sony and Brocks Compass began.

Brocks Compass was able to meet the high standards Sony Pictures required for its PPE products, and on many occasions, the team has gone the extra mile to deliver urgent requests in different filming locations across the UK.

Sony Pictures demonstrated its ability to be agile and highlighted its commitment to supplier diversity by integrating Brocks Compass in its procurement systems to work more effectively.

WHY IT WORKS

Sony Pictures UK office has used products supplied by Brocks on several high-profile films and multiple TV series. using products supplied by Brocks Compass.

Andrew Edgeley, Director of Strategic Sourcing at Sony Pictures, said, "Sony Pictures wants to send a message that small, diverse companies can add value to the baseline. Not only did they deliver, but they have been competitive, offering the flexibility we need to keep our latest productions from Cinderella to Venom: Let There Be Carnage and many other movies on track safely. Dee Patel at Brocks Compass has been quite phenomenal because he doesn't let me down and always goes the extra mile."

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Dee Patel, Commercial Director at Brocks Compass, adds, "Throughout our 20 years of trading, we have always supplied PPE as part of our portfolio of facilities management and office products. MSDUK told us about their COVID19 Marketplace platform and helped with an introduction to Sony Pictures. "Working with Sony Pictures has been a fantastic opportunity for us, and after a successful year of working together, we are now fully integrated into Sony's procurement system. As a result, we have a more effective and efficient working relationship for both parties, The experience gained working with Sony Pictures has led to other opportunities in this industry, we now also work with Disney and Netflix productions". We look forward to developing our relationship to supply a wider portfolio of products and services to Sony Pictures.