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Presteigne Boosts End to End Projects Capability with Key Appointment of Mick Bass


Presteigne Boosts End to End Projects Capability with Key Appointment of Mick Bass

Broadcast hire and projects specialists, Presteigne, have announced the appointment of Mick Bass, effective 1st December 2022, as the company’s new Commercial Director – Project Solutions, a move which further enhances the senior team and cements the firm’s ambitious plans for future growth in terms of Reality TV in particular.

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 world class live sporting and cultural events for blue chip broadcasters across the globe. As Commercial Director at NEP UK he contributed to significant growth via incremental revenue streams, by growing and nurturing a new client base of SME production companies.

His expertise in terms of end-to-end production capabilities includes leading the technical set up, from conception to delivery, on some of the biggest 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.

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.”

On his new role at Presteigne, Bass commented, “I am genuinely excited to be joining Presteigne with a remit to focus on an area that’s increasingly important to the business and to which I can bring a wealth of experience and demonstrable success. I’m looking forward to working with Adrian and Simon to drive significant growth in terms of the Projects division in 2023 and beyond.”