The new owners of Pepper Post have added two directors to the company's board and appointed two new members of staff.

Following a takeover in July, Richard Simpson becomes executive chairman with Diarmid Ogilvy taking up the role of acting finance director.

Shane Warden becomes the sole managing director. Former joint MD Patrick Holzen left earlier this month.

Pepper has also appointed post-producer Jane Coombes, who has worked for various production companies, while former Soho Images man Tone Davies will be DI project manager.

DFL's Helle Absalonsen joined earlier this year as head of film.

Warden said the company's focus will continue to be drama and film. “Tone and Helle's appointments show our commitment to the format,” he said. “We have been testing and optimising our DI calibration and workflow and we plan to launch a DCI mastering service for features in the near future.”

Pepper has also revealed plans for a service that will handle conversion, transcoding, storage, and workflow for producers using file-based cameras, based primarily at its Greek Street premises. Branded Pepper Lab, it will deal with footage from the likes of the Red One and Silicon Imaging SI-2K.

Warden said: “We spent the summer using Red, Silicon Imaging -2K and XDCam-EX cameras and liaising with the manufacturers to create a workflow. Greek Street was built with file-based post-production in mind.”