Derek Morgan, the managing director of London-based PEC Video, has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident at the age of 53.

The accident was on the M1 motorway on Oct 15. He is survived by his wife Carole.

Before joining PEC eight years ago, Morgan was at JVC Professional and Bell & Howell for 13 years.

Chris and Russell Lorne of PEC Video said in a statement: “Derek joined PEC Video in 2003 after a long and successful career and in 2005 he accepted our invitation to become managing director after Russell’s retirement. His steady and competent hand at the helm allowed the company to flourish and overcome many of the problems created by recent market difficulties His colleagues will miss him greatly, not only for his expertise and extensive knowledge of the industry but also as a friend and a steady influence on the company. Our thoughts reach out at this time to his family, and especially to Carole.”

The funeral service will be held on Oct 27 in North Watford, followed by a reception in Hemel Hempstead.