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Origin acquires MCR Broadcast Hire

Today we're announcing we have acquired the assets of MCR Broadcast Hire and will be taking on the staff and business with immediate effect.

Less than a year into trading, this is our first major acquisition and will allow us to bring onboard the experience and expertise of the MCR team in the digital cinema cameras, RF for outside broadcast and professional audio arena.

“This purchase is great news. It will reinforce our existing team - ensuring a complete end-to-end offering, from production through to post", says Liam Wife. “We have been working with the team at MCR for a while and we are all excited by thisacquisition. It also adds considerable new inventory and supports our strong five-yeargrowth plan.”

MCR Broadcast was founded in 2019 and was headed up by Mike Ransome, previously CEO of Presteigne Broadcast. He has worked in the broadcast rental industry for over 35 years.

“Obviously, it’s sad to see the MCR brand go. However, I've worked with the team at Origin for some time and I know they can take the company to the next level,” says Ransome, who will act as a consultant to the company following the acquisition.

“This acquisition will place Origin in a unique position, uniting our team’s core workflow skillsets with the point of capture. This will mean we can provide a trueend-to-end production solution,” added Wife.

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