About Us
Our long history of success

BES was first established

Business Equipment Services was first established by Mike and Ann Powdrill in 1979. The original purpose was to deal in the sale, service and repair of Telecom Equipment.

BES through the 1990's

Throughout the 1990’s the company business moved steadily away from telecom products and by the end of that decade BES had established itself as foremost experts in customer support and after sales service for Sanyo Information Systems, looking after every aspect of service and repair for their range of Dictation products.

BES appointed Main Service Agent by Sanyo

In 1992, BES was appointed Main Service Agent by Sanyo Information Systems (UK) Ltd. The range was broadened to include Dictation Equipment.

BES Moves Premises

BES moves premises to cater for expansion & customer demand.

BES Launched First Website

BES launched it's first website.

BES began supporting Olympus Professional Dictation

Working with Sanyo earned BES an excellent reputation within the Voice Processing Industry. It is widely acknowledged that in terms of after sales support we are by far the best in this field. This was borne out when we were approached by Olympus in 2005 and asked to provide a complete support package for their Pro-Line (Professional range) of Digital Dictation Equipment.


BES launched a dedicated support website - www.opdsupport.com - for Olympus Professional Dictation.

Olympus Family

When we were first appointed by Olympus is 2005 our work was confined to the UK market, however news of our reputation soon spread and in addition to the UK, we now find ourselves supporting this product for Olympus in Europe and to a limited extent Olympus America. We are also funded directly by the Olympus Corporation in Tokyo with whom we work closely on numerous Global Projects.

New OPDSUPPORT.com Website

BES launches the new OPDSUPPPORT.com website…
• Clean & Simple Layout
• Mobile & Tablet Support
• Comprehensive Knowledgebase
• Dedicated News Page
• Quick & Easy Download Access
• Tailored Content Delivery
• Global Olympus Professional Dictation


BES continues to provide unparalleled services...

OM Digital Solutions

Olympus Professional Audio begins its next chapter, with BES working in partnership.