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ixedia offers professional services to clients wishing to exploit the new opportunities being created by the coming together of audio-visual content, computer data processing power and digital communications networks. Our corporate values underpin our commitment to your project:


Independence, professionalism and a progressive outlook

Above all, we try our utmost to ensure that these core values reach and benefit all our clients.  We are a wholly privately-owned business and have no partnerships that might compromise the independence of the advice we give. We are used to reporting at senior level within our clients’ organizations while at the same time not alienating those elsewhere whose co-operation is often essential to the results we achieve. We keep abreast of developments in our chosen fields in order that the advice we give remains up to date and in-step with industry ‘best practice’.


Client interests, satisfaction and confidentiality are our business

We try as far as reasonably possible to always put the needs and interests of your business ahead of our own. We are an agile company and operate on the ‘small is beautiful’ principle, unless your project needs demonstrably demands otherwise. When a task needs one person it gets one person.


We go the extra distance to keep our clients satisfied. We think this attitude ultimately gets us more business. It's a competitive world out there - we understand the need for discretion in our business dealings.


We recommend only that for which there is sound business justification

We believe that ‘value engineering’ is an art - one at which we are good at. Knowing just how much is enough is a skill that not all have chosen to develop. We see quality solutions first and foremost, not our own sales targets and profit margins.


We operate to build client self reliance

We operate to assist clients improve their own businesses, but not by becoming part of their furniture! In essence, we operate to facilitate and deliver change, not to become an integral part of the new steady state we help create.


We provide a quality concept to delivery service for multimedia projects

We like to be a part of projects that run from initial idea through design, build and into productive use. We recognise, however, that clients looking for the very best will often have their own preferred specialists for particular stages of a project. We are therefore equally happy to provide one or more stages or component parts of an overall solution - get in, deliver and get out!


We provide creative solutions to individual circumstances

So much of finding competitive advantage is all about is working smarter and not just harder than the competition. We will not try to force feed you "one size fits all" solutions.


Our fee structure reflects the need to be able to provide sufficient resource to achieve the agreed outcome(s)

We strive to offer services of high value. Our services are priced competitively and, we believe, consistent with our capabilities and position in the market. We believe we offer excellent value for money when measured against the benefits that our advice can lead.


Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements - Contact.

About Mark Hill, Managing Director, ixedia limited:

Mark Hill obtained his honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1983, with final year distinctions in communications and computing.

After a brief period in the motor vehicle industry, Mark joined the BBC where he progressed through various television and radio operational and technical departments. After finishing a series of projects to complete the transition from 16 mm film- to videotape-based news gathering and regional programme production, Mark left the Corporation in 1987 to join Central Television plc, (now part of ITV plc).

Mark's skills in successfully delivering capital projects were again soon proven in the independent sector, with the completion of a multi-format edit suite / machine room complex for Central's Birmingham-based video facilities business, CTF.

In 1989, Mark took the role of principal project engineer in charge of the replacement of Central's ageing Quadruplex videotape cartridge machines - technology responsible for the delivery to air of millions of pounds worth of video commercial spots annually.

Mark's formal management career began in 1990, working alongside consultants from Coopers and Lybrand in streamlining the efficiency of the engineering department.

Mark was accepted into corporate membership of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, becoming a Chartered Engineer in 1991 and a member of the Royal Television Society in 1994.

In November 1995, Mark was invited to project manage the technical installation of 'Central Court', Central TV's flagship new production and broadcasting headquarters in Birmingham. The project, to re-define, re-equip, and physically move Central's entire Birmingham-based TV operation some 500 metres, was at the time UK ITV's most ambitious step change in operating methods and technology.

Following completion of Central Court, Mark left Central and formed  Mark J Hill Associates and then on to ixedia..
With a growing portfolio of successful assignments for industry leading clients to the company's credit, Mark looks forward to the future - "We are fortunate to be working through what I regard as being the second 'golden era' of TV. The march towards fully digital media businesses is very exciting and at the same time quite scary to many who remember how things were even just ten years ago. Developments will happen in the next ten years that will totally overshadow those of the last ten. This is a great time to be in the media business."