Carmarthenshire is already proving itself to be a desirable and cost effective destination for advertising campaigns for TV, digital and print with a notable USP being created in the car and motorbike industries for both national and international productions - in particular the 8 mile beaches and long roads through the western Brecon Beacons and Cambrian mountains. We are the third largest county in Wales covering some 2,371 square kilometres, 11% of the total landmass of Wales and is located on the M4 corridor within easy reach of Cardiff, London and all parts of the UK and Ireland. It offers everything you would expect from a capital at a fraction of the cost of cities.
We are recognized as a destination providing a wealth of quality experiences, a rich calendar of events and festivals, warm and vibrant market towns, modern retail centres, clean beaches and its rolling and fertile countryside that attracts walkers and more active visitors. A number of media production companies, including Tinopolis, already call Carmarthenshire home and Carmarthenshire's status in the creative industries sector has also been strengthened by S4C's decision to relocate here within Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, the University's new creative and digital centre in Carmarthen.
How we can help
Carmarthenshire County Council is one of the largest public sector organisations in Wales delivering over 100 services through management of £400 million per annum and 8,500 employees. As well as being the statutory body for highways and licensing, we also manage a diverse portfolio of quality facilities - from lighthouses to police cells, from housing estates to castles. We also manage town centre car parks and on street parking.
We make filming happen quickly and efficiently thanks to our easy-to-use application service. We also fully understand the pressures and requirements of each production, and are committed to the belief that the best way to enable filming is to ensure it does not place unreasonable demands on the locale in which it happens. Key to this is adequate preparation time, proper planning and effective consultation.
- Sounding board for initial enquiries, providing information about local conditions and logistics services
- Contacts to the local and national screen/film sector and other public authorities
- Assist in securing filming permits
- Traffic management and parking
- Community engagement
- Assistance in arranging accommodation and hospitality