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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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Thames Valley Committee

Tim Marshall OBE - Chair

Group Chairman at Getmapping Plc

An 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.

Tony Orme  


Technology Solutions Director at Orme Solutions

Providing the simplest solution needed to deliver customised workflows to integrate media broadcast cloud and IT

Penny Westlake 

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.

Mark Couto

Broadcast Engineer

Prof Lyndsay Duthie

Chief Executive Officer at The Production Guild of Great Britain

Lyndsay is CEO for The Production Guild of Great Britain, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden. She is also a VisitingProfessor the University for the Creative Arts. Lyndsay’s media background is as a Television Executive Producer for factual entertainment programmes with credits for ITV, BBC, C4, C5, SKY & Discovery. 

Sadie Groom

Managing Director of a global PR, marketing and events agency at Bubble Agency

Founder of Rise, a group for women in broadcast

Simon Morice

Freelance media production, SailingSarafina

Matt Robbins

KitPlus (TV-BAY Ltd)

Vice Chair - Stephen Stewart

Chief Operating Officer, Take 1 

Patrick Woolcocks

Account Manager, Sematron

Broadcast and Media Technology Sales Specialist

Jennie Marwick-Evans 

MD, Manor Marketing

David Walker

Senior Elemental Specialist Solutions Architect at AWS Elemental, an Amazon Web Services Company

Kara Myhill - Marketing & Events Manager & Centre Coordinator 

Account Director, Manor Marketing 

Broadcast strategy, content marketing, digital marketing and social media professional.



Our Mission

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.


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.