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28th February 2023

Sharp Relations Opens Recording and Podcasting Studio near Ashford

Leading Kent-based food & drink PR & Communications agency, Sharp Relations, has opened a podcasting and voice recording studio at its office location at Evegate Business and Retail Park, near Ashford.

The new recording studio has been acoustically treated and users can pre-record or live stream audio content such as podcasts, radio shows, voice overs, video content, interviews and digital audio content.

The Era of Audio

Communications is changing fast both globally and in the UK, the spoken word is fast catching up with written, and Sharp Relations is right at the forefront of the change.

Podcasting has become one of the fastest growing media platforms and is estimated that 19% of UK adults (10.5m) are listening to podcasts every week[i] for an average of 6.5hours a week. Globally, there are 464.7million[ii] people regularly listening to podcasts, which is set to continue rising.

Sharp’s Audio Services

From corporate podcasting to broadcasting, audio book editions to self help guides, the studio is set to be extremely popular. Businesses can book out the studio space for a whole day, half day or by the hour. If requested, the Sharp Relations team will be on hand to support with messaging strategy, media training or production editing.

The Studio

The new Studio is situated within Sharp Relations accessible office space at Evegate Business and Retail Park, 3 miles from junction 10A of M20. The office is on the ground floor and benefits from ample parking and a fully equipped show kitchen, with oven and hob. The recording equipment has been designed to be accessible with a height adjustable desk for comfort.

The Equipment

The equipment and software is all industry-leading and includes:​ Zoom PodTrak P8, Shure MV7 Podcast Microphones (x2), Rode PodMic Dynamic Microphone (x3), Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro (x5), Apple Mac Mini M1 (G8 - 2020), Adobe Audition, 60 inch LCD Monitor, Zoom Video Conferencing (Recording-enabled), Bluetooth Connectivity (Phone/VoIP guests), HD Logitech Conferencing Webcam and height-adjustable desk.

Says Sharp Relations Founder, AJ Sharp: “The future of communications is changing fast, and we want to be at the head of the curve. It’s the era of audio and the spoken word is becoming a primary communications platform, this is set to grow.

“We’re so fortunate to work with some of the most exciting brands in the world of food and drink. We’re story-tellers, so it’s up to us to ensure that we’re providing services for our clients to tell stories across all available platforms.”

Sharp Relations is the UK’s leading PR & Communications agencies for ‘good’ food and drinks brands. For the team, good means both the product itself as well as its environmental and ethical credentials. The agency is multi-award-winning, offering big brand thinking for ambitious F&B businesses. The ever-growing team of talented creatives are passionate about great tasting, sustainable food, and drink. The team is known for being friendly, professional, and extremely supportive, offering a range of services to meet each client exactly where they are on their journey.

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[i] The Midas Survey: https://www.rajar.co.uk/docs/n...

[ii] https://www.demandsage.com/podcast-statistics/#:~:text=The%20addition%20of%20podcasters%2C%20listeners,of%20the%20podcast%20industry's%20progress.