The Thames Valley Centre was formed in 1991 in response to a considerable demand for a local centre from RTS members living in and around the Reading and Newbury areas.
The Thames Valley Centre runs a programme of lectures, workshops, masterclasses and awards throughout the year.
The Centre enjoys a current membership of over 300 drawn mostly from the manufacturing companies in the area.
As the Thames Valley Centre lies in the centre of the largest concentration of television technology manufacturing companies in the country, its membership has a strong technological bias and covers topics that impact the commercial aspects of television as well as reviews of major industry exhibitions, which are also covered.
As well as an annual series of lectures on subjects of technical, creative and general interest the Centre has a strong events calendar which includes an Annual Winter Ball and local visits. Members and non-members are welcome at all events.
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For more information about upcoming events or to join the Thames Valley Centre, email chair Tony Orme.
Thames Valley Committee
Tony Orme - Chair
Technology Solutions Director at Orme Solutions
Providing the simplest solution needed to deliver customised workflows to integrate media broadcast cloud and IT
Gerard Phillips - Vice Chair
Systems Engineer at Arista Networks
An experienced broadcast technologist working across the organisation, driving the transition from SDI to IP/Ethernet based networks
Penny Westlake - Honorary Secretary
Director Europe, at Interra Systems
Business development, sales, new product development, technical project management, pre-sales architect, international operations and channel development, contract negotiation, building and managing new teams.
Geoff Love - Honorary Treasurer
Solutions Architect at tvprojects Ltd
A dynamic, hands-on, engineer with over 30 years broadcast industry experience, innovative and resourceful with a practical and informal team driven approach.
Bancroft Technical Consulting
Associate Professor, Broadcaster, TV Exec & Author
Lyndsay is Associate Professor and Head of the Film & TV programme at the University of Hertfordshire and MD for Ice Blue Media. Her background is as a Television Executive Producer for factual entertainment programmes with credits for ITV, BBC, C4, C5, SKY & Discovery.
Managing Director of a global PR, marketing and events agency at Bubble Agency
Founder of Rise, a group for women in broadcast
IABM Director of Strategic Insight
BA MIET Ceng, Life Fellow SMPTE, RTS Fellow & Silver Medal Holder, Honorary Member IABM.
Director at Aestar Solutions & Managed Projects Ltd
CTO, broadcast consultant, bid manager and project director, with over 37 years’ experience
48 years experience in Broadcast Industry, working as a practitioner, video editor, kit supplier. Moved into manufacturing in product management marketing. Currently semi-retired and working as a consultant.
Tim Marshall OBE
Group Chairman at Getmapping Plc
A experienced non-executive chair/director in private and public enterprise from start-ups to multi-national high brand value companies. Sectors include telecommunications, media, e-learning, television and sport. Specific business interests include the shift to TV over IP and the opportunities and challenges that this brings to the production industry.
Good video equipment is cheap, almost anybody can afford the kit to make a film. But good kit alone does not make a good film.
Founder and CEO at Emotion Systems
KitPlus (TV-BAY Ltd)
Global Head of Ad Operations at Mirriad
Account Manager, Sematron
Broadcast and Media Technology Sales Specialist
Kara Myhill - Marketing & Events Manager & Centre Coordinator
Account Director, Manor Marketing
Strategy, content marketing, digital marketing and social media professional.
Inspire, Educate & Entertain
Thames Valley Centre aims to provide;
Knowledge sharing for those pursuing and advancing careers in media and entertainment technologies.
Bridging the disparity of understanding between technical subjects and real-world application through discussion forums, networking and industry expert talks.
And the Thames Valley Centre is committed to simplifying technology and improving accessibility for all.