the collectv

Great people, systems and services for the broadcast industry

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The Team

We’re an award-winning team of like-minded professionals with a combination of broadcast, studio and post production backgrounds. We met whilst working at ITV's London Studios, having allpreviously worked in traditional post production houses. This provided us with the understanding of working in a broadcaster with live studios for sport and entertainment shows. Our breadth of knowledge has since expanded as we moved into other parts of the broadcast industry and we believe that it’s this mix of skills and experiences that stands our clients in good stead when using us.


Soraya Robertson

Commercial Director


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An experienced post production commercial manager, Soraya was Head of Post Production at The London Studios (ITV) for 7 years, having previously been the Head of Post Production at London Post and Bookings Manager at Arena P3. In 2012 she went freelance as a consultant offering business, operational and strategic advice and practical project management to various media companies including BBC Archive and BBC Studios and Post Production. Soraya understands technical concepts without being technical and is able to form these concepts into operational service level agreements and cost efficient contracts for clients.




Technical MANAGER

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A multi-disciplined cycling fan, Simon brings over 15 years of technical experience to the team. Formerly an engineer at Hyperactive, XS Hire and TVE Simon has worked all over the world, from G8 Summit's, FIFA World Cup's to BBC Springwatch, Glastonbury and The Proms. Simon is an expert in EVS, Adobe and Avid Interplay systems and has a strong interest and background in audio, stemming from his degree at The University of Salford.


Chris Sarson

managing Director


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Always enjoying making it happen, Chris started in the industry 10 years ago working in Nats Post Production as a VT operator and edit assistant on Avid and Final Cut Pro, before moving across to Evolutions where he also first started to use Baselight.
In 2006 he moved to ITV's The London Studios, where he became Technical Manager, managing people and workflows for shows such as Come Dine With Me and on site management for The Royal Variety Show.
2012 saw Chris move to Timeline Television supporting Avid, Adobe and EVS systems around the globe for major sporting events including  Formula 1 on location for Sky Sports award winning coverage. Chris is well practiced in providing support and training for logging, editing and workflow integration for most of the major broadcast systems.


media systems engineer

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As a fan of the arts, Clair relocated to London from Scotland in 2002 to study Media at the University of Greenwich.  Since graduating she has gained more than 10 years experience progressing through a number of operational roles at MTV, Channel 4 and BBC.  In 2013, Clair joined Sky Sports as a dedicated Media Manager for the Formula 1 Production Team, managing their extensive EVS database, DIVA archive and Adobe editing workflows in addition to working at F1 races worldwide.  Clair’s enthusiasm for travel has been encouraged even further by the opportunities given at Sky and it was during a stint on the road that she met members of The Collectv.
Clair is passionate about her work and specialises in Archive and Media Management.  She has a great eye for detail and enjoys providing support for client’s operational needs.



media systems engineer

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Kate joins us from ITV Sport, where she worked as a Media Manager on their BAFTA-winning Horse Racing coverage. Beginning her career at the BBC, she worked across a number of high-profile sporting events including the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Wimbledon and the Open Golf. In 2012 she became a dedicated Media Manager on Formula 1 and it was from there that she moved to Whisper Films to continue her globe-trotting as a Producer for the Channel 4 Formula 1 team. Through her experience of being embedded in production teams, Kate has developed a strong reputation for her ability to understand the needs of fast-turnaround production, alongside the importance of quality operational practices. 

With over 10 years’ experience across the major terrestrial broadcasters, Kate adds to our extensive knowledge and expertise in digital workflows and media management. 


Andrew Ackland


Andrew’s core belief is ‘Anything is possible’. He brings a wealth of financial and business experience having started his early life training with Spicer & Pegler, Chartered Accountants, before moving into senior management roles with BBDO and First City Advertising. Andrew has worked for a wide range of UK and international clients and thrives on the passion and day-to-day challenges faced by creative services companies. At weekends, you’re most likely to find him keeling over in a sailing dingy or waist deep in a river, fishing rod in hand!