David Bird

Tom Swan

Graham Pearl

Ross Amory

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Directors
David Bird
Managing Director
david.bird@dbbroadcast.co.uk

Davidís experience in the broadcast industry spans over 25 years, covering manufacturing, planning and installation, project engineering and general project management.

On leaving school, David joined Pye TVT as an engineering apprentice and during this period gained a BSc Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Central Lancashire. He then gained practical experience working on planning and installation for two years back at Pye TVT, including work on television projects at Central Television and Bristol University studios and on an OB van for the Kuwait Ministry of Information.

Following the wide experience gained through his early training and project responsibilities, David formed dB Broadcast in 1989 and soon won the respect of the engineering management of the major broadcasters for the quality of services provided. Davidís company has made steady progress and has carried out work for most of Britainís major broadcast companies. Strong, experienced management, in-depth knowledge of the broadcast industryís needs and a strict adherence to quality form the bedrock of Davidís business disciplines.

Tom Swan
Sales and Marketing Director
tom.swan@dbbroadcast.co.uk

Tom has been in sales and marketing within the broadcast industry for more than 30 years. He began his career as an apprentice at Pye TVT and in 1981 gained an Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Coventry University. He stayed a further 5 years at Pye TVT working in studio engineering and later in the systems proposals and product management departments.

Since then Tom has been a Product Manager at both Cambridge Instruments and Pesa International being directly responsible for the character generator and routing switcher product ranges. More recently he has been UK Sales Manager at Pesa, and International Sales Manager at both Cambridge Animation and Pixel Power.

Tom joined dB Broadcast in 2000 and was appointed to the board in 2002.

Graham Pearl
Engineering Director
graham.pearl@dbbroadcast.co.uk

In 2013 dB strengthen its management structure with the appointment of Graham Pearl as Engineering Director. Graham, who spent a previous period with dB over a decade ago, returned with a brief to ensure the effective and efficient running of the engineering department.

In the short term, he has been applying his broadcast industry experience to the task of developing staff, including dBís in-house wiring team. In the longer term, Graham will be helping to formulate and initiate a business strategy plan to allow dB to develop upon recent successes.

Since starting as an apprentice at Pye TVT in Cambridge, Graham has worked throughout the broadcast industry in a number of different engineering positions. He holds an Electronic and Electrical degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has worked for companies such as Pro-Bel and IPE.

Ross Amory
Finance Director
ross.amory@dbbroadcast.co.uk

Ross is a commercially focused finance executive with strong technical ability and has proven performance of leading a finance function. He joined dB Broadcast's management team in 2011, was appointed a Director in 2013 and is responsible for the company's finances.

Ross became a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2007, at which point he had already gained considerable experience during his employment at Anson Packaging and then CLS Diagnostics, where he was responsible for leading the finance department and became a central member of the company's management team.

Upon leaving CLS Diagnostics, Ross joined Spicers, Europe's largest wholesaler of office products, where he was responsible for the financial reporting of the Division's activities to the parent company, DS Smith Plc - a FTSE 250 organisation. Whilst at Spicers, Ross also gained experience in investment projects, internal audit, process design and financial forecasting & planning.