Who are Preco?



Preco (Broadcast Systems) Ltd was formed in 1983, primarily supplying and servicing professional reel to reel tape machines to broadcasters in the UK. As the main business was building and supplying recorders, Preco's name originated from Professional Recording Equipment Company.

Preco's customers include all the major organisations in broadcasting. The various departments within the BBC - General News Service, Radio & TV Outside Broadcasts, Resources, Consulting & Projects, Technology, World Service, London Control Room, etc.

The major radio groups - Global Radio, Bauer, Radio Investments, Wireless Group, to name a few, with a large number of other commercial radio stations. The News Networks like ITN, satellite channels such as BskyB, and a whole host of other Broadcasters, from small independents that are often one man bands to event organisations.

Preco also supply police, security companies, teleconferencing, intercom systems and sports organisations. Preco is one of the largest broadcast suppliers in the UK and, as such, deals with most professional broadcast organisations at some level.

Terms of Sale

The following Terms and Conditions of Sale shall apply unless otherwise agreed in writing between the seller, Preco (Broadcast Systems) Ltd (hereinafter referred to as The Company) and the purchaser (hereinafter referred to as The Customer).


Legal title in the goods shall pass to The Customer only when payment for the goods has been received in full by The Company. Risk in the goods shall pass to The Customer on collection by the carrier from our premises.


Payment can be made by cheque, credit card, debit card, cash, or electronic bank transfer. We do not store or share credit card or debit card details. Goods will only be dispatched against cleared funds. Delivery timescales will be agreed prior to any shipping.

Delivery Standard delivery for stock items is next business working day. Any items built to order, delivery timescales will be indicated prior to orders being accepted.


All prices quoted are in Pounds Sterling and exclude carriage and VAT. Whilst every effort is made to maintain prices at the level shown in Price Lists, they are subject to change without prior notice. The Company reserves the right to alter specifications, add and withdraw products without notice. All products are subject to availability, and all details should be confirmed by The Customer at time of ordering. In the event that a product is materially revised, upgraded and/or altered by the manufacturer between the time of ordering and delivery, the Company will notify The Customer and The Customer will have the right to cancel or amend the order. 


Unless otherwise agreed, we will dispatch orders for multiple products together to achieve the lowest carriage charges. Where one or more items of an order is not available and The Customer elects to have an order part-shipped, we reserve the right to charge for each individual delivery.


The Customer must notify The Company within seven working days of receipt of goods if damage or shortages are apparent.The carrier’s consignment note should be endorsed “unexamined”. Non-delivery of goods should similarly be notified to The Company within seven working days of date of Invoice.


Returns can only be made on stock items and may incur a restocking charge. In the event that any goods are suspected of being faulty,The Customer should contact The Company’s Technical Support Department by telephone, or email, and a course of action agreed. Where it is agreed that the goods should be returned to The Company, they must be returned carriage paid, in the original packing or otherwise correctly packed for our inspection. In the event a fault is identified, we reserve the right to repair or replace the goods at our discretion. Repairs within the warranty period will be returned to The Customer carriage paid. Repairs outside the warranty period will be chargeable, and a quotation for the repair will be given by The Company to The Customer. In the event that The Customer should choose not to proceed with the repair, we reserve the right to charge for the work carried out in determining the nature of the fault.


All new product is sold with a minimum 1 year warranty or longer in accordance with the manufacturer’s warranty, covering parts and labour on a return to works basis. Product sold as “ex-demonstration”, second hand or “as seen” will have a warranty period specified on a case-by case basis.