Broadcast hire and projects specialists Presteigne has appointed Mick Bass as commercial director – Project Solutions, a move which underpins plans for future growth in terms of Reality TV.

His expertise in terms of end-to-end production capabilities includes leading the technical set up, from conception to delivery, on major reality shows in the UK – the first four series of Love Island, Big Brother, and observational documentaries such as the BAFTA winning Educating series and 24 Hours in Police Custody.

As part of the senior management team, Bass will be working closely with the Projects team, the Hire team and with Presteigne’s international partners in Paris and Hilversum.

He brings with him over thirty years’ experience in the television and communications industry overseeing the delivery of  live sporting and cultural events for blue chip broadcasters across the globe. As commercial director at NEP UK he contributed to significant growth by growing and nurturing a new client base of SME production companies.

This hire is the latest exciting development at Presteigne, following several years of substantial investment across its portfolio covering video, audio, RF and systems solutions. Presteigne operate from two bases in the UK: one near Gatwick Airport serving the South, and one in Warrington serving Manchester, Wales, the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Commenting on the appointment, Adrian Young, ceo of Presteigne said “Mick makes ideas come to life. He will be working with Simon Atkinson to develop our Projects business – across the full range of our client base but also drawing on his knowledge of Reality TV. From the original rough idea to transmission, Mick’s experience and attention to detail is unparalleled. Mick is well known in the industry for good reason and we’re absolutely delighted that he’s agreed to join us and spearhead our vision for our increasingly important end to end turnkey solutions.”


Pippa Considine

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