Alice is our Talent Centre Coordinator based in Sheffield.
Operations Coordinator & PA to Chief Operating Officer.
Alison is based in our Bristol office; supports the operations function and procedures across the company. She is interested in green business practices and is involved in the Go Green scheme as part of Bristol 2015. As PA to the COO, Alison is responsible for diary management and provides additional administrative assistance to Mehjabeen. Alison also provides the reception service at the Bristol office and is the first point of contact for all general enquiries.
Amy supports the Head of Marketing to deliver campaigns, PR and marketing activities.
Bobby covers production services for the North of England.
Bobby provides a comprehensive and valued production liaison service to production companies looking to film within the Northwest of England. Based at MediaCityUK and The Space Project (Manchester), Bobby is a highly experienced production liaison manager with over 11 years’ experience working across a range on TV and feature film enquiries. He has built up a range of contacts within the Film & TV industry, local authorities, police services and ancillary organisations and is seen as a trusted partner.
Caroline is responsible for delivering support, initiatives and investment to emerging and established talent.
Caroline Cooper Charles is Senior Talent Executive for Creative England responsible for delivering support, initiatives and investment to emerging and established talent across the English Regions.
Based primarily in the North, Caroline has a strong track record in fostering new creative talent. In addition to her work with emerging writing and directing talent at her production company, Universal Spirits, she was responsible for a diverse slate of low-budget feature films at Warp X, including the cat-and-mouse thriller Hush, kaleidoscopic music documentary All Tomorrow's Parties and inventive road-trip comedy Bunny and the Bull.
As Executive Producer, Caroline's credits include Xiaolu Guo's She, A Chinese, winner of the Golden Leopard for best film at Locarno Film Festival 2009 and Andrea Arnold's Oscar winning Wasp.
Caroline oversees the HR and Operations department at Creative England.
Caroline heads up the HR function; leading on recruitment, policy, talent, change, implementing and maintaining IT infrastructure and the day-to-day operations of our offices. With an extensive background in change and strategic planning, Caroline enjoys the challenges of HR and operations within a fast paced environment and is passionate about the creative and digital sectors.
Catherine is our Accounts Manager as part of the Finance and Operations department.
Celine is Senior Film Executive – Talent Development.
Celine is responsible for discovering, nurturing and the progression of the next generation of film talent; helping them progress to their first feature film. Celine has over 20 years of experience working in the film industry in England, France and the US working for a diverse range of companies such as ICM, Pathe Pictures and Passion Pictures.
Supports the HR & Operations Manager for Creative England
Chloe supports all aspects of HR and Operations across our offices, ensuring first class administrative systems and processes are in place. Overseeing recruitment campaigns, Chloe keeps a close eye on new talent, work placements and apprenticeship partnerships and opportunities. Supporting the operations function across Creative England requires impeccable organisational skills, Chloe keeps it all in order!
Chris provides production services across Yorkshire.
Dawn oversees the marketing and PR of Creative England and the projects we support.
Ella leads on project management within the games team.
Emma lead the Production Services Team at Creative England.
Following a career in journalism, Emma started working for regional screen agency, South West Screen in 2007. She joined the comms team at Creative England as Press & PR Manager until December 2012. Emma is now Senior Production Services Manager at Creative England where she focuses on partnerships, relationship management and key marketing activity for this busy team.
Project manager in our film team providing guidance and information to new and existing filmmakers.
Haley has over 10 years’ experience in project management across film, investment, talent and skills. As part of our team of film experts, Haley works closely with emerging and established filmmakers playing a central role in implementing and managing the delivery of our business and production investment offer for Film. Haley provides information, advice and constructive guidance to a large volume of filmmakers requiring knowledge of public funding complexities and the industry, strong connections, and sound project management.
Hayley oversees all production service enquires within the East of England.
Hayley provides a comprehensive production liaison service to all companies looking to film within the East of England as well as reporting on the economic impact of filming activity in England, outside London. Starting out at the Film Commission for Hertfordshire, she has over 15 years’ experience of working to support filming & champion the East of England as a filming destination.
Jackie manages and monitors our various funding initiatives including accelerators and Business Loans.
Jessica is our Talent Centre Development Executive part of the Film team.
Joanne is our Monitoring and Investment Liaison Executive as part of our Finance and Operations team.
Johanna works with national and international partners to prepare regional and policy driven action plans.
Jude coordinates the delivery of professional development activities for new & emerging film talent.
Kate oversees our business investment programmes.
Kate is the Project Manager for our iFeatures programme based in Bristol.
Kaye leads the Production Services team and is responsible for developing partnerships with local government across England.
Kaye Elliott is Head of Production Services for Creative England.
She leads a national team dedicated to providing a first class free support service to film and TV production to shoot in England outside London, providing access to location, studios, crew, facilities and filming permissions.
Kaye is also responsible for developing partnerships with local government across England to improve the filming infrastructure in the English regions, as well as promoting England as a first class production centre. Before joining Creative England, Kaye was Executive Director at Vision+Media. Other roles include Director of Inward Investment at Vision+Media and Community Liaison at Company Pictures.
Laura supports the games team in running multiple programmes within the department.
Lauren is the Accounts Officer as part of our Finance and Operations department.
Liam supports the Chief Executive and Head of Marketing to deliver Creative England’s Public Affairs and Policy activities.
Liam supports the delivery of Creative England’s Public Affairs and policy strategy in order to raise the profile and understanding of the work of the organisation and its clients with key stakeholders.
Prior to joining Creative England, Liam interned within the Westminster office of the Rt. Hon Harriet Harman QC MP, the then Shadow Deputy Prime Minister, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.
Linda is our Awards Coordinator, part of Creative England's Finance and Operations department.
Linda manages the administration of Creative England’s funds, working closely with delivery teams and Finance and Operations dept. to ensure that all awards processes and procedures are delivered effectively and efficiently. She also co-ordinates funding meetings and ensures accurate records are taken and maintained. Linda has been with Creative England since its inception in 2011, having transferred from the regional screen agency in the East Midlands. Her previous work experience covered a variety of roles in sales and customer service within the commercial sector.
Lisa is our Senior Skills Manager, heading up the Creative England Skills activity.
Lisa heads up our Skills activity, working with all of our teams across England to ensure that the talent and businesses we support have access to high-quality professional development opportunities, including masterclasses, residential workshops, mentoring and shadowing, to equip them with the skills, knowledge and contacts needed to succeed. She has developed the CPD programmes that accompany initiatives such as iFeatures and iShorts, as well as standalone projects such as the Creative Business Mentor Programme, TalentX and Net.Work at LFF. Lisa is the first point of call for our Skills partners, including Creative Skillset, Creative Europe, Nesta and BAFTA. She represents Creative England on many local and national skills action groups, including the Creative Industries Council Skills Group.
Matt is our Investment Officer and works as part of our operations team in Bristol.
Matt works in the Operations team based in Bristol, and is responsible for the monitoring and management of repayments from RGF investment. He has previous experience of working in the private financial sector, and being responsible for the reconciliation of accounts.
Mehjabeen is our Chief Financial Officer and leads the running of all operations across Creative England.
Mehjabeen is our Operations leader, responsible for the implementation and running of all operating functions across Creative England. With extensive experience as a Finance Director, Mehjabeen also oversees the financial functions ensuring that all areas of Creative England are aligned with the strategic objectives set by the CEO and Board.
Nicky is part of our Production Liaison Coordination Team providing support across Cumbria and the North West.
Nicky works as the National Crew & Facilities manager for Creative England.
Nicky oversees the national crewing service offering bespoke advice and support to productions of all scales shooting in the English regions and manages the national database of over 5,500 regional crew and facilities. She is also responsible for running national crew nights, for “Connect” the higher level networking events run in partnership with the Production Guild of Great Britain and works closely with BAFTA on BAFTACrew. Nicky has over 15 years of crewing/training experience in Film/TV.
Nicola is our Production Liaison Coordinator for the East of England.
As the Production Liaison Coordinator for the Production Services Team, Nicola provides overall support to the team and co-ordinates filming enquiries on a National scale, for the English counties, outside London. Based at Elstree Studios, Nicola supports all companies looking to film within the East of England. Starting out at the Film Commission for the East of England, she has over 6 years’ experience of working to support filming & champions the East of England as a filming destination.
Paul leads the Sheffield talent team as a key partner in BFI NET.WORK.
Paul Ashton is our Senior Film Executive, leading the Sheffield talent team as a key partner in BFI NET.WORK. Paul is responsible for realising filmmaking talent through short film production and feature film development, including new regional talent and emerging England-wide talent. Since joining Creative England in 2013, Paul has overseen delivery of the low-budget iShorts programme and built a diverse slate of high-end shorts and feature developments. Paul was Executive Producer on Rachel Tunnard’s BAFTA and BIFA nominated short EMOTIONAL FUSEBOX and her subsequent feature film HOW TO LIVE YOURS, both starring Jodie Whittaker.
Previously Paul was Development Producer at BBC writersroom, and before that freelanced across film, television, radio and theatre, where his work has always been committed to finding and nurturing writer talent. He was involved in the production of Oscar and BAFTA nominated films WISH 143 and TURNING, and the development of BAFTA, RTS, SONY, PRIX ITALIA, IMISON and TINNISWOOD award winning drama and comedy for BBC television and radio. Paul is also the author of The Calling Card Script: A Writer’s Toolbox for Stage, Screen and Radio, published by Bloomsbury.
Sagra is our Finance Assistant, as part of the Finance and Operations team.
Shereene is our Finance Manager part of Creative England's Finance and Operations team.
Solomon is responsible for developing new creative partnerships in TV and digital space.
Solomon previously ran PaperPlaneMedia, a visual media business helping to evolve strategic commercial relationships with talent, producers and distributors for clients such as Warner Bros, ITV, Sony Pictures and Universal Music International. Prior to this, Nwabueze was SVP, Content/IP and Co-Productions for EMEA and Asia-Pacific (Fremantlemedia). In this role, responsible for identifying partnership opportunities and acquiring new content in EMEA and Asia-Pacific; focusing on IP to be exploited across multiple platforms. Also, he established Sony BMG’s visual media division, working as part of the senior management team to expand the company’s UK business. He also held the role of Director Acquisitions & Mergers at Warner Music International, during which time he was responsible for the acquisition of The Sopranos and Sex And The City and devised and negotiated the output deals with Comedy Central that spawned the South Park series, which went on to become one of the most successful animated sitcom properties of all time. Prior to this time he worked for BBC TV, Polygram International and Sony Music.
Tara is responsible for diary management, & servicing of all internal, external communications on Caroline's behalf.
Tara is our Assistant to the CEO Caroline Norbury; is responsible for extensive diary management, coordinating projects and events, as well as servicing internal and external communications on Caroline's behalf.
Tara was a Floor Manager and a Production Manager at the BBC for 15 years, and then was at News International as Picture Manager, at The Times, before she reinvented her career as an Executive Assistant.
Tara has since supported a number of CEO’s, in many different industries, newspaper, healthcare, oil and IT. She loves her job at Creative England and all the aspects of it! No two days are ever the same, and it can be challenging!
Tim runs the South West Innovation Programme helping creative digital businesses.
Tim manages Creative England’s South West Innovation Programme, through seed investment, mentoring, marketing and business support the 'Innovation' programme helps creative digital businesses in the South West build and sell innovative products and services as well as overcome barriers to growth. He is based at our Bristol office; is an experience project manager with a background of working with arts organisations and running his own successful audio engineering company.
Zorana is Creative England's new Executive Producer for iFeatures.
Zorana Piggott has 15 years’ experience in the film industry and is well respected for her work on shorts and feature films such as ‘Couple In A Hole’ which was entered into Toronto International Film Festival and won several prizes at the Dinard British Film Festival in October 2015.
Creative England welcomed Zorana to the role of Exec Producer in January 2016.