Our Story

The story behind AIVR

One Big Circle was founded by Ian, Emily, Sam and Barn in 2017 with a simple premise – to create smart solutions which will help people facing challenging industrial problems.  

With backgrounds in video, system integration, product development and project delivery they had a combined 40 years of experience both in the Corporate and Start-up world.  From managing the migration of Transport for London CCTV system from analogue to digital in advance of London 2020 Olympics, to founding, growing and exiting the sports video platform My Action Replay, they had a wealth of knowledge, from both highs and lows, on which to draw upon.

At the start of 2019 One Big Circle focused on developing AIVR as a vehicle-borne video system to capture critical data whilst on the move.  They focussed further still on the rail industry, understanding that AIVR’s capabilities could help meet the challenges faced across the UK network.  From there they have earned a reputation for innovation and service which has established them as a key SME supplier.

Based at the iconic Engine Shed at Bristol Temple Meads, and still working there safely, OBC is now a dynamic and diverse team of 15 at the forefront of Intelligent Video, AI and Machine Learning. With a range of experience, skills and backgrounds everyone in the team works together to overcome challenges and find smart ways to deliver.

Having celebrated the company’s third birthday in Oct 2020 with virtual drinks and chocolate at home, held more Google Hangout calls than they care to remember, and bamboozled each other with an eclectic range of quiz topics, they head into OBC’s fourth year with confidence and excitement and an award-winning product in AIVR.

Learn more about what we have achieved to date