XL Video’s corporate division continues to expand with the acquisition of event AV specialists Event Technical Services.

Event Technical Services’ former directors John Hooker and Malcolm Whittall have now joined XL Video’s account handling team, which recently also grew with the addition of Phil Goddard and Greg Rice. "We’re delighted to have John and Malcolm onboard," says XL’s Lee Spencer. "Their collective experience, industry knowledge and contacts are a great asset to our busy and growing corporate department, and their energy and enthusiasm fits perfectly with XL’s future plans ."

Together, the pair bring over 40 years of combined industry experience to XL, primarily in the field of corporate event services. They will be responsible for designing, and project managing the supply of complete corporate AV systems for XL’s diverse range of events and shows.

"I’m really looking forward to working with the UK’s premier live video rental company," states Hooker. "XL has all the right technology, resources and attitude in place for our business and contacts to expand further."

Whittall’s broadcast live event engineering background - which includes working for the BBC and the independent sector as well as 10 years freelancing - is expected to come into its own at XL.