Xplore TV is a brand new production company based around the Outdoors and exploration. Formed in December 2016 by two families that love the outdoors, the Hehir’s and the Buttery’s wanted to spread the wonder of nature and show what it has to offer families. So the story begins here.
Our intentions are to produce factual based programs that will appeal to families wanting to connect with nature and each other. In this age where many countries are talking about children’s lack of contact with Nature we hope to inspire not only the children but also the parents to get out and explore.
Bio on the Buttery's (The Bushcraft Family)
Craig is an Ex Royal Navy Physical Training Instuctor who qualified in Moutain Leadership and specialised in survival. On leaving the RN Craig went into Leisure Management and then onto running a successful sports consultancy business, with clients such as the NFL, The British American Football Association, New Age Kurling and VX.
Tracy's background is also in Leisure Management having worked for a number of private leisure facilities in the North East of England and later joining Craig in sports consultancy.
Luke and Josh, well they are still at school but play a part in the family Bushcraft business helping to show people bushcraft skills. Their business is growing quickly and is attracting lots of people to have a go at Bushcraft and engage with nature.
The family loves the outdoors and take every opportunity they can to indulge in what mother nature has to offer.
Bio onJames Hehir
James has spent 25 years working in the TV industry, after achieving a BaHons from the Kent University. Followed by a move to London to work for a world renowned commercials company, the Mill Post Production Facility working on advertising campaigns for British Airways, Saatchi and Saatchi and Adidas.
James has worked across all platforms of broadcast, including commercials for Coca Cola, Nivea and Tizer. Several music promo's for Oasis, Westlife and Ace of Base. A move to documentary television programming to work on long running shows such as Wish You Were Here, Property Ladder and Police Interceptors.
As a freelancer James has worked for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 and a number of other broadcasters.
James considers himself to be a story teller using moving pictures as his book.