Presteigne Broadcast Hire has appointed David O’Carroll to the newly created role of head of technology.

He joins from outside broadcast company NEP Visions where as technical manager he was responsible for projects including the BBC Proms, Global X Games and Wimbledon.

One of O’Carroll’s tasks will be to further develop Presteigne’s projects offering which currently includes providing flyaway kit for BBC Sport for its Formula 1 coverage.

“Fundamentally, though, our business depends upon us having the right quantities of the right equipment, in perfect condition and ready to go,” said Presteigne Broadcast Hire chief executive Mike Ransome.

“David has proved himself in understanding how best to use technology to achieve the creative vision of producers and directors, and how to create new opportunities through the latest innovations.

“We welcome him to the team to lead our choices of technology, guiding our investment strategy so that we remain the first choice for equipment rental and for project partnerships.”