David Bird

Tom Swan

Graham Pearl

Ross Amory

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

David is the founding member of dB Broadcast Limited with over 35 years’ experience in the broadcast industry. As Managing Director of dB Broadcast for the past 25 years, he has an exceptional track record of accomplishments and a well-established intimacy with the broadcast customer and supplier base.

David has nurtured the Company with his unique, driven and self-motivated leadership style that has guided dB to the pinnacle of systems Integrators in the UK with approximately 50 staff and a turnover approaching £25M. David leads from the front and empowers his team to achieve the Company’s client-led goals. This has led to a number of accolades, with the most recent being listed in the Sunday Times top 100 fastest growing technology companies in the UK.

David has a proven track record of delivering successful projects. Within the past 4 years David has lead a committed and close knit team to success on three major projects in the UK - Digital Switchover at 90 sites around the UK for Arqiva, BSkyB’s new headquarters building at Osterley, London (Sky Sports Studios formerly known as H1) and the BBC News W1 development at New Broadcasting House. Combined, these three projects total over £40M of revenue for dB. David sees his role as motivating both Customers and employees to succeed and achieve their goals and making sure a win win outcome is achieved for both groups on all projects undertaken.

David has demonstrated strong financial, business and management skills to agree and implement the company’s strategic roadmap to create a forward focused, rewards driven company with an exciting future ahead.

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 a large broadcast equipment and system integration company and has an Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Coventry University. After graduation he gained a further five years’ experience in studio engineering, developing control & router products before transferring to the systems proposals department and finally product management.

He joined Cambridge Instruments as Product Manager responsible for their range of scanning electron microscopes and then Pesa International as Product Manager for the character generator and routing switcher product ranges. At Pesa he was promoted to UK Sales Manager responsible for the full product range, including the recently acquired Chyron lines. He was then to gain seven years overseas sales experience as International Sales Manager at Cambridge Animation and then at Pixel Power.

Tom joined dB in 2000 as Sales Manager and became Sales & Marketing Director in 2002. He manages a team of proposal and sales staff, and is responsible for system sales, system proposals and product sales worldwide either direct or through dealers. He is also responsible for the company’s marketing strategy and for marketing services.

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

In 2013 dB strengthened its management structure with the appointment of Graham Pearl as Engineering Director. Graham, who re-joins the company after a period with dB over a decade previously, returns with a brief to ensure the effective and efficient running of the engineering department and to assist in the formulation and implementation of the long term business strategy. Graham has a keen interest in staff development and has designed a training plan to help meet the industry’s ever changing skill and knowledge requirements.

Since starting his career at major broadcast products and systems company Pye TVT in Cambridge, Graham has worked throughout the broadcast industry in a number of engineering and management positions. Throughout his career he has been instrumental in successfully delivering high profile projects for major broadcasters such as the BBC. He holds an Electronic and Electrical degree from the University of Central Lancashire and a business foundation degree from Loughborough University.

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.