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MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

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Mark Houghton

Managing Director

Mark co-founded Broadcast RF in 1998. Since then he has been at the forefront of the day to day running of the company on both an engineering level and administration level. Mark has developed an expert knowledge of all the equipment in Broadcast RF’s arsenal and has been at the centre of which technologies to invest in next for the company. In 2017 Mark took over the role of Managing Director and is enthusiastic about driving Broadcast RF forward.


 

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Chris Brandrick BEng (Hons)

Commercial Director

In 2003, Chris was employed on a full time contract in the role of Sales Manager after graduating from Southbank University with an engineering degree with honours. Chris’s key skill is his ability to understand the detailed needs of our customers in order to specify the exact equipment they need for their particular project. Chris has project managed all of Broadcast RF’s major projects since 2003 and has vast experience in dealing with the complexities these projects bring and the special planning these jobs need. After joining the board of directors in 2009, Chris has also taken on the operational role in the general running of the company from negotiating key contracts to the logistical management of some large scale projects.


 


Martin Brosthaus Dipl.-Ing.

Technical Director

Martin finished his studies at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences with an engineering degree in Audio Visual Media Engineering in 2007. Martin joined Broadcast RF in May 2010 and during his tenure at the company he has managed many large RF projects such as the London 2012 Olympics where he co-ordinated all of NBC’s RF requirements, the Asian Winter Games, the Papal visits to the UK and Spain and the Dublin Marathon. He is crucial to the development of the 3D RF systems at Broadcast RF and is a pivotal member of the Broadcast RF technical and development team.


 


Nick Fuller

Technical Project Manager

Nick has over 30 years’ experience of providing RF and communications facilities for live TV outside broadcast events, first with BBC OBs and then with SiS Live before joining Broadcast RF early in 2012. Nick has successfully delivered projects such as the London Marathon and most recently worked with the Host RF provider on a live stage of the Word Rally Championships which required a fixed wing aircraft RF Relay solution. Since joining Broadcast RF Nick has been responsible for the planning and delivery of the Diamond Jubilee, Great Ireland Run and all RF requirements for the Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the host broadcaster.


 


John Hayhurst BEng (Hons)

Engineering Manager

John has had nearly 20 years of RF and outside broadcast experience. John started his career working for BHT Comms who supplied point to point outgoing RF links to the broadcast and related industries. He specialised in football and news coverage and predominantly supplied the main outgoing links for ITV Sport and Central TV. After BHT, he worked as Sound/Comms guarantee engineer before joining Broadcast RF in 2003, quickly becoming one of the senior RF engineers with his vast experience. Since 2003, John has been the lead RF engineer on events such as the Athens Summer/Torino Winter/Vancouver Winter Olympics, West Asian Games and the Dubai World Cup. Since 2009, John has made the bench engineer role his own at Broadcast RF and now every job leaving the Broadcast RF premises goes through him. He is pivotal to the operational aspects and engineering of every project at Broadcast RF.


 


Kristi Sims

Financial Controller

Kristi has worked for the Broadcast RF since 2008, after a number of years working in the Accounts Department and studying she is now responsible for managing the Company’s finances, general forecasting, reporting and assisting with decision making. She also dabbles in a little light HR from time to time, developing policies and producing contracts.


 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
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Nik Brown

Technical Project Manager

Nik has over twenty-five years working with RF Links and the broadcast industry, starting in the early days designing and manufacturing RF equipment for one of the industry leaders, to the present where Nik is one of the Broadcast RF Project managers. Nik has been involved in a great many projects. To name a few, 2006 Doha Asian Games, 2008 P1 Powerboats, 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, 2012 London Olympics, 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, 2014 World Cup Football, 2016 Rio Olympics and 2016 European Cup Football. Nik Brown (also known as the grizzly bear) does not like mornings.


 

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Pat Blackburn

Project Engineer

Pat has worked in the broadcast industry for almost 30 years providing RF communications facilities with BBC Outside Broadcasts, SIS Live and now Broadcast RF. He has considerable experience as an RF Project Manager and engineer, specialising in mobile radio-camera applications, terrestrial links, airborne RF, motorsport on-board RF, radio talkback and complex outside broadcast events.


 

ENGINEERING TEAM

Paul Wolff

Senior RF Engineer

Paul worked in the motor industry for a number of years so has a good mechanical and electrical background. Since joining us in 2010, Paul has proved that he has the assets to manage and engineer some of Broadcast RFs largest projects. Whether it is a day to day hire, or one of the world’s richest marathons, Paul ensures that we get the best from our RF equipment. Paul is principal project manager for a series of live marathons we cover in Asia, and has also travelled to Chicago as a key member our engineering team for the Ryder Cup.


 


Robbie Aldous BSc (Hons)

RF Engineer

In 2011, Robbie graduated from Southampton Solent University with a degree in Outside Broadcast Technology. His education led him to pursue a career in this industry, and in 2012 he joined us as an RF Engineer. Since completing his initial training with our engineering team, Robbie has been trusted with the responsibility of engineering our radio-cameras at Rugby Union fixtures on an almost weekly basis. He also regularly works on Rugby League, Football and Film Premieres.


 


Matt Bowers

RF Engineer

Matt joined us in 2013, progressing quickly through the Broadcast RF internal training scheme. He has since flourished in the world of RF engineering, having engineered a variety of events including Football, Rugby Union and horseracing, and worked as our lead engineer for the Ref Cam system throughout the 2012/13 season.


 

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Nick Patmore

RF Engineer

Nick graduated from Ravensbourne University in 2013 with a degree in Broadcast Engineering. After leaving university Nick worked for SIS Live where he gained a lot of experience in the industry which resulted him joining Broadcast RF in 2014. Nick has the diversity of experience working on events ranging from Horseracing, Marathons, Wimbledon and other live events.


 

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Daniel Wallis

RF Engineer

Dan is another product of the Broadcast RF internal training scheme who joined Broadcast RF in 2013. He has since grown in the world of RF engineering, having engineered a variety of major events such as the Open Golf, Royal Ascot, Cheltenham Festival. Dan also worked on the Ref Cam for the rugby season.


 

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Alfie Scorgie

Trainee RF Engineer

Alfie joined Broadcast RF in early 2016 as a warehouse operative which means he was helping prep the kit for the upcoming jobs and dealing with any other warehouse duties. Alfie then decided he wanted to dig a little deeper in the broadcasting industry and become a trainee RF engineer. Alfie worked mainly alongside the Horseracing engineers during 2016 as well as covering other events, he is now training on our Ref Cam for the rugby season.


 


Charles Antwi BSc (Hons), MSc

Software Programmer

Charles was employed in 2010 as our Software Engineer after graduating from the University of Westminster with a degree in Mobile Communications and a masters in Multimedia Communications. Charles is responsible for the design, development and integration of embedded software solutions for the company’s custom-built RF products; ensuring that project targets are always met with regards to costs and timelines.


 


Michael Noake

Service Engineer

Michael was employed as our Service Engineer, leaving him in charge of all equipment repairs and general kit maintenance. As well as this he plays a pivotal role in our in house expertise and equipment development. He is the man behind our Sony HDC P1 lightweight wireless camera solution, and has successfully developed an RF over fibre system that we have utilised on the Ryder Cup in 2012 and used weekly on the Channel 4 Horseracing.


 

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Joe O’Brien

Trainee Mechanical Engineer

Joe spent three years working in the warehouse getting kit out to clients and checking kit into the building, making deliveries. After the three years, a position opened in the engineering department which Joe then decided to take on as he has always been interested in how things work. His main roles include repair and manufacture of all the Broadcast RF cables whilst liaising with the engineering and warehouse departments to ensure we have enough of each cable in service, designing and manufacturing metalwork for cameras, mounting brackets and using programmes such as solid works to 3D print our own housings etc, working Alongside Martin, Mike and Andy assisting with current projects whilst trying to learn as much as possible about our equipment and the world of RF to further assist the team.


 

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Andy Fordham

Development/RF Engineer

Andy joined us in September 2015. Andy spent the last decade designing electronics for TV Special effects, Museum and Interactive children’s centres. Andy looks after the technical side of designing the control systems for our Micro VeloVue range of cameras and other control systems. Recently operating 4 units with the team in Rio. Andy is a keen software engineer and developer. When Andy is not working enjoys walking his two Westies and flying his drone.


 

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Amiee Rogers

Engineering Admin

Amiee is our Engineering Administrator, working closely alongside our engineering team to keep on top of administration in the Warehouse. She’s regularly found placing orders for various equipment/components for any repairs and developments we complete in house, and is also responsible for the BRF wiki in terms of the fault logs and the rigging guides. She also acts as a PA to the Managing and Technical Directors, completing various tasks such as arranging their time and ensuring their diaries are up to date. Amiee also deals with the building maintenance.


 

OFFICE TEAM

 

Georgina Swift

Georgina Swift

Office Manager

George has been with us for 9 years and has a complete understanding of all aspects of our office systems. George’s role is to ensure procedures are followed and all aspects of the day to day sales office operations run as smoothly as possible. George also controls all aspects of our logistics department. She is in control of efficient use of staff and freelance crew and maintains a good working relationship with both. George is also in charge of the day to day running of the engineering bookings which contains all information on up and coming engineered jobs as well as the daily logistics of staff members such as meetings and holidays. Booking frequencies, raising carnets and commercial invoices for events overseas are also key parts in George’s job role.


 


Daniel Somogyi

Hire Desk Coordinator

Dan’s role as a member of the sales team means that he regularly raises quotes and is in close contact with the bookings and logistics department to ensure that our customers job criteria is always met. As well as this, Dan plays a part in the marketing development at Broadcast RF, which includes web development, writing news stories and any other marketing matter within the company. As well as his part to play in the office, Dan can also be found on site from time to time in order to broaden his knowledge and understanding of our kit.


 

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Gabbie Longden

Bookings Coordinator

Gabbie is our equipment Bookings Coordinator, in charge of all equipment related tasks. These range from ensuring that all our equipment is labelled and identified, ensuring that everything is always returned, to booking equipment for specific jobs. Gabbie works closely alongside the sales team in order to determine exactly what a client’s full requirements before liaising with our engineering department to ensure the best equipment is specified for the job.


 

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Rosie Martin

Hire Desk Coordinator

Rosie controls all incoming day to day hires, liaising with our logistics, bookings and prep departments to ensure our customers get exactly what they expect and more. She is the happy voice on the end of the phone and takes care of raising quotes, producing costings pages, writing job sheets and keeping our team of engineers and prep department up to date with all new job information. She controls our weekly job board by making sure vital information is available to enable us to dispatch our equipment quickly and efficiently.


 

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Megan Linturn

Logistics Administrator

Megan started at Broadcast RF as our Logistics Assistant, and her job roles therefore consist of booking suitably trained freelance engineers for up and coming events, scheduling driver’s as per daily delivery and collection requirements, booking frequency licenses via Ofcom and booking couriers for deliveries in the UK and abroad. She organises travel arrangements and hotel bookings for staff engineers and ensures that they have all the relevant information they need whilst on the job.


 

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Paris Suddell

Bookings Administrator

Paris works as a member of the bookings team at Broadcast RF, ensuring that the correct equipment is booked out for each job, labelling equipment to make sure that each individual item on a job has its own serial number and arranging equipment replacements when necessary. Paris also takes control of regular stock checks of all equipment at Broadcast RF making sure all kit is accounted for in and out of the building. As well as these roles, Paris regularly takes phone calls and communicates with other departments to guarantee the smooth running of general office duties.


 

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Sophie Keen

Accounts Administrator

Sophie started Broadcast RF in early 2016 as our Accounts Administrator. Sophie mainly deals with the company’s accounts receivable, which includes raising invoices, chasing payments, inputting bills and statement raising. Sophie also knows the basic duties in other office departments such as sales, logistics or whenever her assistance is required. Sophie is now learning to deal with the company marketing which includes web development and writing news stories.


 

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Tracey Callahan

Accounts Manager

Tracey Callahan has worked for Broadcast RF for over ten years, making her our longest serving member of staff excluding the directors. She is in charge of the accounts department when the Financial Controller is not in the office, dealing with all of our accounts payable, as well as making credit checks, arranging Tax and VAT returns and general management accounts.


 

WAREHOUSE TEAM

Dean Fitzgerald

Warehouse Manager

Dean joined Broadcast RF as our Warehouse Manager, taking full responsibility of overseeing every single piece of kit before it is dispatched. Dean makes sure that the equipment booked out for jobs is always exactly what goes out, down to the very last serial number. He also checks kit in upon return, makes the bookings team aware of any missing or damaged items, organises for couriers to deliver and collect kit, liaises with the logistics department when they need information regarding weights and dimensions of kit and raises delivery notes so that engineers on jobs know exactly what they have to work with and where everything is boxed.


 


Davy Faiers

Warehouse Supervisor

Davy has worked at Broadcast RF since 2007. He oversees every single job before it leaves the building. As well as preparing and packing kit before it goes out on a job, he and the rest of the warehouse team check kit back in after jobs, highlighting any equipment that has not returned on time. Davy also arranges deliveries and collections via couriers and generates the delivery note for every single job that goes out of the building.


 


Declan Heard

Warehouse Assistant

Declan joined us in 2011 after studying Music Technology at Coventry University. He regularly drives kit to ensure prompt delivery to clients, and has established himself a position in the Warehouse checking in kit after jobs to ensure that everything always comes back on time, without any damage or defection. He also makes deliveries and collections to guarantee that kit is always exactly where it should be and always on time.


 

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John Parfrey

Warehouse Assistant

John works as an RF Bench Engineer, building and testing complete RF systems and ensuring every part of the system is set up and working as it should be before it arrives on site. He joined us in 2015 as he was looking to put his knowledge of RF and electronics into a career. He has over 20 years’ experience as an electronics hobbyist and has been an advanced amateur radio licence holder for over 10 years. John brings to the company vast knowledge on antennas and RF in general having experimented on bands from 137kHz through to 10GHz with up to 400W using home-made equipment.


 


Vincent Riley

Chief Driver

Vince is the chief driver at Broadcast RF. He makes deliveries and collections on a day to day basis, and has a great relationship with all of our clients. Also, Vince is in charge of all of the company’s vehicle maintenance records and servicing. He’s a very friendly face and always has a joke to tell when equipment is being loaded or unloaded.


HALL OF FAME
Arthur Dyson

Arthur Dyson

Founder

After starting his career in the MOD, Arthur built a successful career in a number of electronic engineering companies. Arthur worked in conjunction with Gigawave to develop the first ever successful radio camera system called the PITA. After the PITAs success, they went on to develop an early radio camera system called the G-Cam. Arthur decided to push his career in 1998 by starting his own RF equipment rental company with the aim to supply the broadcast and related industries the opportunity to hire these systems at an affordable price. The business made massive progress and finds itself now being one of the world’s leading source of microwave and radio camera equipment available to hire. In 2017 Arthur is planning to lay down his soldering iron and swap it for a fishing rod and a copy of Maggie’s best quotes.


 

Georgina Swift

Tracey Gould MAAT

Tracey left Broadcast RF in 2015 following 18 years of service. She was with us from the very start setting up the company with her father Arthur Dyson and Mark Houghton our Managing Director. Tracey was always full of fun and knows every strand of the company’s business. She has seen us grow from a small business with two employees to the company who is now competing on the global stage.


 

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