The Mediascape Story: It’s what we do best!
Mediascape’s journey began in December 2003 when, having been made redundant by their former employer, Angus and Shona Knight decided to create their own business. They believed there was a place in the market for an expert, professional Audio-Visual supplier that worked in partnership with their customers to design the very best systems to fit their needs; they were right. Working with two former colleagues and operating out of portacabins, Angus and Shona strove to build a different kind of business. The Mediascape brand was soon synonymous with excellent service and very quickly the team built up an enviable client list that included universities, private firms and historic buildings. The company rapidly outgrew their temporary accommodation, moving to their current offices in Port Dundas in 2006.
By 2012 and with 12 employees, Mediascape was regarded as an important player in the Audio-Visual marketplace. Always at the forefront of technology, the team established a reputation for providing the best equipment, appropriate to their customers’ needs. This desire to not only meet, but exceed customer expectations, remains the aim of every Mediascape employee.
By 2017 the company had doubled employee numbers and was continuing to grow. It was at this time that Angus and Shona began to look at long term succession plans. As a profitable business there was no shortage of interested parties should they choose to sell to a trade buyer, but this wasn’t an option they considered seriously. A sale to another company may have resulted in relocation and potential dilution of the company’s commitment to innovation and excellent customer service. Angus and Shona, with their loyal team, hadn’t worked so hard to see their unique company disappear. The Knights wanted to identify a succession solution that acknowledged the contribution their employees had made to the firm’s success and would ensure the headquarters remained in Glasgow, contributing to the Scottish economy. It was with these factors in mind that they made the decision to sell a majority of their shareholding to an Employee Ownership Trust.
In 2018, Mediascape became an employee owned company. Angus and Shona remain at the helm and plan to do so for a few years to come, ensuring a smooth and thorough handover. With the backing of a superb management and support team, talented designers and exceedingly capable engineers, every single member of the Mediascape family now have a stake in the company. Mediascape is looking forward to a very bright future.
Their customers can be sure that everyone in the company is personally invested in the future of their business and building its client relationships. Mediascape have always put their customers first and now that they are all owners, they have even more reason to make sure that their customers receive the best advice, get top quality products suitable for their needs and an exceptional service. It’s what we do best!