LipSync directors complete MBO

Co-founder Jon Diamond is leaving to pursue his interests in production after nearly 25 years with the London post house.
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Co-founder Jon Diamond is leaving to pursue his interests in production after nearly 25 years with the London post house.

A fixture on the London post scene for more than 20 years, LipSync remains a popular choice for high-profile TV and film projects, with recent credits including Made in Dagenham, Nowhere Boy (pictured) and The Arbor.

Peter Hampden – who formed the company with Diamond in 1986 – takes on the role of MD, while Norman Merry remains in the role of finance director. As a result of the deal – described as a “mutual and amicable decision” – they take full shareholdings from Diamond.

But Diamond is not sundering all ties with LipSync as he is taking up a position as non-executive chairman in an advisory capacity for the LipSync Group. He will be pursuing his production interests with his new company, Box Clever TV, Ltd, and also plans to explore opportunities in the music industry.

“It’s time I returned to my roots in the creative arena,” said Diamond. “I am leaving with a lot of fond memories and a real sense of achievement, having built – together with my fellow directors – a robust and innovative company with extremely talented staff. I know the company is in safe hands as it continues its trajectory as one of London’s largest and most successful independent post production facilities.”

Peter Hampden, managing director of LipSync, added: “Jon has been inspirational over the past 24 years and we thank him for all his efforts in bringing LipSync to where it is today. As we open a new chapter in LipSync’s history, we are in a terrific position to move onwards and upwards in both post and production.”



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