ES Broadcast Hire recruits Andy Scott as General Manager

ES Broadcast Hire recruits Andy Scott as General Manager

ES Broadcast Hire, the broadcast rental specialist, has expanded its senior management team in the UK with the recruitment of Andy Scott as the company’s first general manager

The appointment is the latest in a series of expansions to ES Broadcast Hire’s workforce, with new offices in Italy and the US also having opened since the turn of the year. Scott will be responsible for all day-to-day operations in the company’s UK offices in Watford and Salford, which will afford more time for Managing Director Warren Taggart to devote to strategic developments.

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A key focus of the role will be to review and improve the company’s business processes – in which Scott has a wealth of experience. In his previous role at ARRI Rental, he pioneered the roll-out of several new business systems that were adopted in divisions across the world. His time at ARRI – a total of almost 23 years, spanning roles from camera technician to camera operations manager – also saw him drive the division’s acquisition policy, ensuring there was appropriate stock to meet customer demand.

As well as managing the UK hire team, Scott will look to implement further efficiencies in the company’s logistics and inventory management processes. His experience in managing the strategic acquisition associated with a large hire fleet will also enable him to play a lead role in determining key priorities for ES Broadcast Hire’s ongoing expansion of its market-leading UHD inventory.

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“I am delighted to have secured Andy’s services as General Manager,” said Managing Director Warren Taggart. “He boasts an impressive track record of streamlining business processes and strategic asset acquisition. I am convinced he will have a positive impact on the company, as we strive to consolidate and continue the significant growth of the last couple of years.”

“After 23 years in the cine market, I am excited to make the move into broadcast,” added Scott. “I am looking forward to applying my experience to help ES Broadcast Hire reach even greater heights of success in the near future.”

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About ES Broadcast

ES Broadcast specialises in service provision to the broadcast, TV production and film production industries.

Equipment Hire

The company’s rental arm, ES Broadcast Hire, is a leading provider of live production equipment for hire, with a product portfolio that boasts the largest rental fleet of Sony HDC-4300 4K broadcast cameras in Europe, amongst market-leading equipment from manufacturers including Sony, Grass Valley, Panasonic, Canon, Fujinon, Tektronix and Vinten.

Equipment Sales

The company is an international reseller of both new and used professional broadcast and production equipment, and is an approved dealer for Sony, Grass Valley, Ross, Canon, Fujinon, Panasonic, EVS, NewTek, JVC and many other leading manufacturers.

Vehicle Brokerage

ES Broadcast also specialises in the procurement and sale of used Outside Broadcast vehicles, and has sourced more than 25 OB trucks for the UK and European broadcast industry in the last six years.

Systems Integration and Project Solutions

ES Broadcast provides systems integration services and has completed multiple projects including studios, fly-packs, OB trucks and large-scale corporate video installations. Our Project Solutions arm has provided large-scale, temporary ENG kits for a number of major global sporting events.

Facilities decommissioning and equipment disposal

ES Broadcast provides a professional decommissioning and disposal service, simplifying the process of facilities upgrades, releasing any residual value of obsolete technology, and ensuring adherence to environmental regulations governing equipment disposal.

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