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Lisette Nice
Founding Partner & Managing Director

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Graduating with a degree in Performing Arts, Lisette began her career at Quick On the Draw, where she spent 11 years producing music promos and TV ads.

In 1997, she established the first version of what is now Factory. Twenty years on, and the Factory Family has grown to include partner companies SIREN, TEXTURE and HONEY which provide music composition & supervision, re-records, content production, voice casting and direction across the group.

Ask Lisette what the most rewarding part of her job is and she will tell you with pride that it is nurturing, encouraging and mentoring her talented team.

Anthony Moore
Founding Partner & Creative Director

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Anthony is a Founding Partner of Factory Studios and the Factory Family.

As Creative Director at Factory, Anthony has over 20 years experience in audio, music and broadcasting. Always at the forefront of modern sound design, Anthony has produced some of the most awarded and revered commercial work of recent years.

Anthony is passionate about promoting the craft of creative sound design and his work has been globally recognised by the likes of the Cannes Lions, BAFTA, D&AD, Clio’s, Music And Sound Awards and the British Arrows to name but a few.

Projects of note include an impressive body of work created for Honda, with films such as ‘Hands’, ‘Ignition’ and ‘The Other Side’. Anthony has also worked closely with Adam&Eve DDB on every John Lewis Christmas campaign since the launch of the iconic ‘Long Wait’ back in 2011.

Recent projects have seen Anthony creating the sound design for new campaigns from Apple, Lacoste, Virgin Media and Carlsberg. He was also involved in creating the stunning soundtrack to Channel 4’s inspirational ‘We’re The Superhumans’ and is currently in production on his second feature film project.


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Lou Allen
Head of Production & Executive Producer

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Lou started her career in sound in 1998 when she joined GCRS as receptionist working her way up to Bookings Manager and Studio Manager, learning everything in sound production there is to know on the way.

She joined Factory in 2007 with a wealth of sound knowledge and now as Head of Production continues to oversee the day to day running of the studios and nurture the team. She has always had a fascination in how music and sound can evoke an emotion and is proud to have audio produced everything from a 5” ident to a full feature film.

Her outside interests include running, dogs, food and everything disco.

Dan Beckwith
Sound Designer

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Dan is probably the best looking of the Factory Sound Designers, but he tries to stay modest.

With an accountant father and secretary mother, he was always destined for an award winning career in audio.

Gaining a 2:1 degree in Sound Engineering from Leeds Metropolitan, he rapidly began his climb up the Soho studio ladder, finally settling at Factory in 2008.

Dan has built up a loyal client base with his dashing good looks, creating award-winning work for the likes of Creature, BBH, W+K London, VCCP and Saatchi's to name but a few.


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Jon Clarke
Sound Designer

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Jon has over 10 years of experience that has seen him work in some of London's top audio facilities.

Since joining Factory in 2009, Jon's cutting edge work has seen him pick up a whole host of award wins and nominations, with gold awards for Sound Design at the British Arrows and Ciclope, plus three MAS Awards and further accolades at Kinsale and the Clios. Most recently he worked on 'Home' which picked up the 2017 BAFTA for Short Film. Jon has gained a global reputation for sound design excellence across all platforms.

Jon is also a talented musician and composer who is an exquisite violin player. Jon combines his love of sound design and music across all aspects of his work. For composition projects, Jon is exclusively represented by SIREN.


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Phil Bolland
Sound Designer

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Phil graduated from the London College of Music & Media with a First in Music Technology.

With over 13 years of audio experience, Phil has gained an award winning reputation for creative and innovative sound design at Factory. His work has been recognised globally by the likes of Creative Circle, Eurobest, Clio's, Ciclope, Kinsale and MAS; not to mention big wins at the Cannes Lions, British Arrows, D&AD and the LIA's. His work on Honda 'Paper' for RPA, quickly became 2016's most awarded film for sound design.

In his spare time, Phil is a keen DJ and producer who runs his own record label and club night.


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Neil Johnson
Sound Designer

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Neil made the move from Belfast to London to undertake a diploma in Audio Engineering & Post Production at Alchemea College. After passing with a Distinction in 2009, Neil worked his way up through some of Soho's top sound studios.

He has been a valued member of the Factory team since 2013, with his work winning a host of awards from the likes of Creative Circle, the Hollywood Post Alliance and the Music & Sound Awards to name but a few.

Neil has a passion and drive for sound design that originates from his love of music, film and all things audio.


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Jack Hallett
Sound Designer

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Jack was born and raised in East Sussex and began making music from an early age. He graduated with a Distinction in Music Production and as an artist, he specialises in rap and spoken word music projects.

His keen interest for music and sound design eventually led Jack into the world of audio post-production and he joined Factory in 2013.

Jack has a passion for creative sound design and has produced critically acclaimed work for clients such as Adidas, H&M, Honda, Smart Energy and Skittles.


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Mark Hills
Sound Designer

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Mark started his sound design career in 2012 and quickly worked his way up the Soho engineering ranks.

With a passion for creative sound design and mixing, Mark has a wealth of experience that has seen him work across a wide range of projects from advertising to broadcast, feature films to games.

Mark is also a talented composer and enjoys producing an eclectic collection of tracks and scores with several of his productions being released through independent labels.

He joined Factory in 2017 and has already started to produce excellent work for the likes of Lacoste, Paypal, Jury's Inn and The British Lung Foundation.


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Ben Firth
Sound Designer & Head of Technical Support

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Having studied Sound Engineering at college, Ben initially worked in the live music industry before joining Factory in 2001.

With over 16 years of experience as a Sound Engineer, Ben has specialised in sound design and mixing projects across music and advertising. In conjuction with this, he has also worked with a host of world renowned music artists and record labels on mixing and mastering projects across a variety of major releases.

With a keen passion for audio and visual technology, Ben is also Factory's Head Of Technical Support, a role that has seen him project manage Factory's three new studio builds. Ben is a member of several organisations including the AES (Audio Engineering Society) & EBU (European Broadcast Union).

In his spare time, Ben runs a music collective which promotes new and emerging musical talent from unsigned artists and independent record labels.


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Becs Bell
Bookings Manager & Producer

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Born and raised in North London, Becs joined Factory in 2011 and has quickly worked her way up the ranks to Bookings Manager.

Her hard work and dedication to every project has seen her produce a whole host of iconic and award-winning work, including Honda 'Inner Beauty', Save The Children 'Still The Most Shocking Second a Day' and John Lewis 'Buster The Boxer'.

In her spare time, Becs enjoys travelling and seeing the world. She will never say no to a good cup of tea.

Lucy Spong
Producer

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A former dance teacher, choreographer and ad agency face, Lucy is no stranger to the production and advertising world.

Her huge passion for music and the moving image was a perfect fit that saw her join our team as Bookings Producer in 2015. Lucy has gone on to produce a whole host of renowned projects for clients such as Apple, UEFA, Tesco and Gucci.

She's a big time boxing fan, a Beyoncé enthusiast, and a huge lover of Pugs.

James Utting
Head of Transfer

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James studied a Diploma in Creative Music Production in Norwich where he passed with Distinction. He then went on to Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, where he graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Creative Music Technology in 2012.

He began his time at Factory Studios in 2013 as a runner, and has worked his way up to become Factory’s Head of Transfer. James also works closely with HONEY where he specialises in recording and mixing their voice-over reels.

James also assists the Factory sound engineers across a range of sound design projects, most notably, the 2017 BAFTA winning short film ‘HOME'.

Frankie Beirne
Transfer Engineer

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After graduating with a BSc in Music Technology from the University of Hertfordshire, Frankie joined Factory in 2014 as a runner and has quickly moved up the ranks to become a trusted Transfer Engineer.

His passion for music and sound stems from his avid interest in electronic music production, a talent which saw one of his compositions being used in the BAFTA winning short film' HOME'.

Aside from his daily duties, Frankie can be found regularly working on short films, mixing voice reels for HONEY and recording weekly podcasts.

Michael Haines
Transfer Assistant

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Michael joined Factory in 2015, starting as a runner and progressing into the Transfer Department.

Michael has a keen ear and a passion for audio post and music production. He studied Sound Engineering at the School of Sound Recording and the University of Salford where he achieved BSc & MSc level degrees respectively.

Having worked with musicians and producers of varying musical styles, Michael has developed a rich skill set spanning a wide range of audio engineering disciplines.

Since joining at Factory, Michael has discovered a hidden talent for foley which has culminated in a credit on the Bafta award winning short film 'HOME'.

Adam Park
Junior Transfer Assistant

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From an early age, Adam's love of hip-hop developed into a deep passion for all things sound.

Having discovered electronic music in his teens, Adam went on to study sound design, mixing and music production at Alchemea College where he graduated with top honours from his class.

In 2015 he joined us at Factory, where he now heads up our excellent team of runners.

Adam's endless enthusiasm for music sees him continuing to work with bands and produce his own tracks. This passion saw him being asked to record and mix the opening track to the 2016 film, 'I Am Not a Serial Killer'.

Louise Miller
Facility Manager

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Apparently "raised by wolves in the frozen north", Louise initially thought her future was in fashion design. Wrong.

Arriving in London, her career path took a surprise turn that led her into the world of post production.

As a natural bossy boots with excellent organisational skills, she began to excel in office management roles and eventually found her spiritual home here at Factory.

Louise manages our excellent team of runners and works with them to ensure our studios look damn fine.

You can usually find her on the fourth floor. Just follow the laugh.

Harry Boyce
Head Runner

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Since learning the bass guitar at the age of 14, Harry has played in numerous bands while developing a keen interest for writing, performance, sound engineering and audio-production. Having secured a Triple Distinction Diploma in Music Technology from Leamington Spa, Harry moved to Leeds where he achieved a First in Music Technology (BSc) from Leeds Metropolitan. Following a talk in his second year from a prolific post-production sound engineer, Harry decided it was the route for him and dedicated his time to developing the required skills.

Harry joined Factory as a runner in 2015 and instantly applied his creative skills as a former sous chef in the Factory kitchen. If you're lucky, you may get to sample one of his legendary culinary creations!

Mike Hitches
Runner

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After an inspiring University talk from one of Factory's leading sound engineers, Michael decided to channel his energies towards a career in audio post production.

After gaining a BSc in Engineering from the University of Westminster, Michael joined the Factory team as a runner in 2016.

He continues to explore his passion for sound and music through his electronic music compositions, one of which was recently licensed for a short film that was produced here at Factory.

Helen Jones
Runner

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Throughout her time at University, Helen took it upon herself to garner a wide range of experience across the media and theatre.

After graduating in 2016, she moved from working in live television to take up a role at a small commercial based company.

Soon realising that she really wanted to explore a career in sound and music production, Helen joined Factory's renowed running team in 2017.

Helen is obsessed with music and podcasts. Like properly obsessed.