Manchester’s Sumners has promoted Paul Peppiate to general manager as it looks to capitalise on the demand for post-production that is expected to hit the region with the opening of MediaCityUK next year.

Peppiate has been with Sumners for two years having joined from VTR North as creative director.

In that time Peppiate has played a key role in the expansion of Sumners’ graphics and visual effects department and has led the team on a number of projects including Discovery’s Exodus Earth, CBBC’s JINX! and BBC2’s ‘I’m In A Rock n Roll Band! (pictured)

Company owner Andy Sumner said: “The media landscape continues to rapidly change and this presents some major opportunities and challenges for the TV & film based post-production sector.

“Sumners’ success is based not only on the quality of its work but its reputation for technological innovation and its customer care. Paul’s new role as general manager is to adapt these strengths to fit the changing needs of clients and to expand these core services to a wider market”.