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Broadcast and New Media Solutions – It’s what we do!

From Strictly Come Dancing to Radio 1’s Big Weekend, an ITV Regional News Bulletin or post production for the largest streaming services.

The chances are you have watched or listened to content produced using equipment IPE have installed and commissioned over the last 40 years.

Key Technical Contacts

Simon Warburton


Simon started at Audix Broadcast in the early 1990s undertaking PCB, mechanical and system design.

Simon has worked at IPE for over 22 years as an engineer, project manager and is now a director and shareholder. Simon has worked on major projects for Dock10, BBC Media City, BBC Broadcasting House – London, all 34 BBC Local Radio Stations and ITV Regional News.

Simon leads on proposals, management/director of larger projects and is part of the IPE management team.

Gareth Meehan


Gareth is a graduate engineer, who has worked for IPE ever since leaving University over 20 years ago. Gareth started his career at IPE as an engineer, progressing to a senior level then moving into project management.  Following an MBO in 2019 Gareth is now a director and shareholder of IPE.

Over the years Gareth has led projects for BBC Studioworks, ITV News, Google, Netflix, UK Parliament and YouTube in the UK and across Europe.

Gareth has a focus on the physical delivery of all of IPE’s projects, from the ‘nuts & bolts’ discussed during the prefabrication stage to putting the ‘shine’ on the final system to handover to the client at the end of the project.

James Mcloughlin

James is a seasoned Broadcast Systems Engineer with 13 years of experience in the industry. The majority of his career has been spent working as a Systems Integrator, though he also brings extensive experience in live on-air operation and engineering.

Throughout his career, he has worked on a multitude of different projects spanning across the globe. His diverse clientele includes Music Studios, Universities, Production and Television Facilities, Regional and Worldwide Broadcasters, as well as Corporate and Events. His diverse professional experience and broad skill set have made him an effective and adaptable player in the broadcast systems industry.

Ben Relf

Ben joined IPE as a Project Engineer in 2021, and since starting has worked on numerous projects ranging from small fly-away production systems, to configuring broadcast networks, and leading on the design and installation of high profile video production and radio studio builds both in the UK and overseas. Ben also holds APM PMQ certification and uses his Project Management skillset to effectively compliment his engineering work on large projects.

Before joining IPE, Ben worked at the BBC for 7 years – including 4 years working as a Broadcast Engineer internationally on projects for BBC World Service. Prior to this Ben trained to be a Broadcast Engineer through the three year BBC Broadcast Engineering Degree Apprenticeship, in which he was awarded a 2:1 BEng (Hons) in Broadcast Engineering from the University of Salford. Alongside the degree, Ben completed a range of work placements across the industry.

Ruth Loughrey

An experienced engineer with a decade of industry knowledge, Ruth has built a solid reputation through her expertise in various areas such as live on-air operations, engineering support, and systems integration.

Having worked for the BBC’s International bureau team, Ruth has contributed to a multitude of projects worldwide. She has played a pivotal role in designing, planning, and implementing systems for playout, IPTV, radio, and TV studios. She has also mastered the intricacies of networking, ensuring smooth transmission of video and audio content over IP from the bureau and other remote locations to the BBC’s output.

Driven by her success as the lead engineer for the design and installation of a new BBC bureau in Abuja, Nigeria, Ruth joined IPE. Her decision was motivated by the desire to engage with a diverse clientele and broaden her professional horizons. Since joining IPE, Ruth has participated in numerous ventures, including installations of UHD and HD-SDI routers, camera and robotics upgrades, as well as enhancing radio studios and enabling radio visualization.

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