Equipment dealer CVP-Mitcorp has taken advantage of the demise of Preston-based reseller Video Source by recruiting three of its former members of staff and taking a lease on its vacant office building.

Former Video Source managing director Ian Franklin will now head up CVP-Mitcorp's NLE product division as business development manager, overseeing sales of the company's editing software and storage products.

Office administrator Sarah Anderson and product specialist George Fox are the other two appointments.

CVP-Mitcorp managing director Mark Forth said that the appointment of Franklin will help to give the company's non-linear product sales channel a similar look to other parts of the business.

“This is all part of our continuing effort to put the good things that CVP does together with the good things that Mitcorp does,” he told Broadcast. “To that we've added Ian and the move mirrors what has been done with the camera side.”

CVP-Mitcorp was formed as the result of a merger of Creative Video and Mitcorp in January

A liquidator was appointed at Video Source on 25 July 2008. The reseller employed 10 people and sold and supported broadcast camera, editing and storage equipment.

CVP-Mitcorp has also taken on the lease for the company's Leyland office, giving the company a more solid presence in the north west of England where it had previously relied on executives using their homes as a base.

“The location was a bit of a bonus,” said Forth. “There is a lot more potential in that area and even just having a local phone line and number that is answered will make a difference.”

CVP-Mitcorp's new north west office will provide equipment support and systems engineering and configuration. Forth said that the company will provide support for any existing Video Source customers.