directors & management
Simon started his working life at Audix undertaking PCB Circuit Design/Layout, Mechanical and System Design.
Simon has worked for IPE for over 18 years as both an engineer and project manager. He is now a director and shareholder of IPE. His recent projects have been the Radio Visualisation Project for the BBC, A 4K presentation system for Facebook and the HD upgrade of ITV’s regional news studio in Birmingham. He has led IPE’s upgrade of all the BBC’s local Radio stations to audio over IP. Previously he worked at Media City, both on the Dock10 and BBC North Projects, the two sites comprise 7 Television studios, 8 edit suits connected to centralised storage, MCR, Philharmonic Studio, multipurpose radio studio, and over 40 radio studios, workshops and audio areas. Simon is responsible for IPE’s Health and Safety arrangements. He has also undertaken IPE’s in-house network training and an IABM advanced network course. Simon leads the Project Management, engineering support and coordination of design and purchasing for IPE’s Projects
Gareth is a graduate engineer, who has worked for IPE ever since leaving University some 17 years ago. He started as an engineer and is now a director and shareholder of IPE. He has just completed a three studio UHD Complex in Berlin based on SMPTE 2110 video and audio over IP. Previously, he led the HD upgrade of the ITV Anglia news studios in Norwich and continues to be the project lead for several ITV projects. Previously he was a lead engineer for the relocation of many BBC radio facilities to Salford (Media City). The Media City sites comprise 7 Television studios, 8 edit suits connected to centralised storage, MCR, Philharmonic Studio, multipurpose radio studio, and over 40 radio studios, workshops and audio areas. This was followed by managing the move of BBC radio to New Broadcasting House, which included Radio 1, Radio 1xtra and Asian network.
Graham joined IPE in 2020, and has experience in working in financial roles in technology and logistics businesses. Graham is responsible for the company’s finance, logistics and facilities functions.