Hyperactive Broadcast has restructured its management team and will double its investment in equipment next year in response to new opportunities in the market.

The personnel reshuffle will see Fine Point chief engineer Roger Wedlake become technical director while managers James Gander and Richard Salter become managing and operations directors of the company respectively.

Owners Mike Jopp and Bob Griffiths will remain on board in strategic roles.

The Surrey-based company specialises in hiring out EVS servers and Avid editing kit.

It will spend more than£2m on new equipment next year following an increase in demand for projects that make use of the combined qualities of the EVS and Avid.

Griffiths told Broadcast this was the main catalyst for the restructure and a new direction for the company. “We will be looking to bag larger systems-integration outside broadcast jobs as our engineering backbone is now much stronger,” he said.

The company hopes to increase its turnover by 30% next year. “We see the current climate as an opportunity,” said Griffiths. “Companies are more likely to hire rather than buy editing and other equipment when times are hard.”

Hyperactive has also taken on two engineering staff and plans to take on more staff over the coming months.

Recent jobs worked on by the company include the BBC's Electric Proms 2008 and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.