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Lisette Nice
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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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 & Chief Creative Officer.

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Anthony is a Founding Partner of Factory Studios and the Factory Family Group - Factory, SIREN, Factory Originals & Honey.

As Chief Creative Officer across the group, Anthony has over 20 years experience in audio, sound design, music and broadcasting. Always at the forefront of creativity and story-telling, Anthony has produced some of the most awarded and revered commercial work of modern times.

Anthony is passionate about promoting the craft of sound design and his work has been globally recognised by the likes of the British Arrows, Cannes Lions, BAFTA, D&AD, Music And Sound Awards, The One Show and Clio’s. In 2019, The British Arrows honoured Anthony’s outstanding contribution to his craft by awarding him the prestigious British Arrows Fellowship.

Career 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 work has seen Anthony designing the sound for new campaigns from Apple, Nike, Green & Black’s, ITV, Hey Girls and the BBC. He was also involved in creating the stunning soundtrack to Channel4’s iconic ‘We’re The Super Humans’ for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and more recently, the groundbreaking follow up film ‘Super. Human.’ for Tokyo 2020.

He also works as a Supervising Sound Editor across many long form projects with a new feature film slated for release in 2022.


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Lou Allen
Managing Director

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Lou began her career in 1998 at GCRS where she honed her skills in audio production, from VO records to mixing cinema commercials in Dolby 5.1.

Her fascination with sound and music lead her to Factory Studios, some 10 years later where she’s immersed herself in audio storytelling and the immergence of experiential sound.

At Factory she has produced many Honda commercials. Her role has included sourcing and recording Honda vehicles on location including the Honda HQ in California and an unused airfield in the Midlands!

She is very proud of the work she’s produced over the last 20 years but her proudest production so far is for Aoife McArdle’s 1st feature film ‘Kissing Candice’, where she was integral to the production & mastering of the sound and music.

As Head of Production at Factory Lou continues to pass on her 1st class client service and takes pride in nurturing the talented team.

Dan Beckwith
Creative Director

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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
Creative Director & Composer

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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 numerous 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 composer and has just completed his debut feature film score for Kissing Candice directed by Aoife McArdle. Produced by SIREN, this emotively charged score was premiered at the 2017 Toronto Film festival. You can hear more of Jon's composition work at jonclarke.org and for all composition enquiries, Jon is exclusive represented by SIREN.


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Phil Bolland
Senior 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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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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James Utting
Sound Designer

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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 through the transfer bay to become a Sound Designer

James is particularly proud of his work on the 2017 BAFTA winning short film ‘Home’, as well as ‘Land Of Steel’, a short film completed in collaboration with engineer Mark Hills which won the 2018 MAS award for Best Sound Design in a Short Film.


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Josh Campbell
Sound Designer

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After achieving a BA Popular Music and Record Production from Southampton Solent University, Josh began his career at the famous SARM Studios.

Working his way up from runner to Trevor Horn’s Assistant Engineer, and then to Engineer at SARM, he felt that a move into film and TV would broaden his audio skill set and passion for sound design.

Josh joins Factory as our Assistant Engineer after two years at ENVY Post Production, gaining skills in both advertising and long-form post production.

Josh has a penchant for ale and in his spare time makes a stunning homebrew! His ale is so good it has been shortlisted for the Brew Con World Series.


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Frankie Beirne
Sound Designer

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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 Assistant 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, his most recent efforts earning him credits as SFX-dialog editor & re-recording mixer for the feature documentary "Our Most Brilliant Friends".


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Ben Firth
Creative Director of Factory Originals & Group Technical Director

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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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Matt Campbell
Technical Assistant

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Matt began his career working as a sound assistant with local production companies in Edinburgh and Bournemouth. After graduating from Bournemouth University with a Master of Arts in sound design, he worked in theatre as a sound and lighting technician. Moving into post-production, he worked as a media technician responsible for mastering and quality assessing blockbusters from the likes of Disney, Fox, Sony, Paramount, and Universal to be released around the world.

His experience in both audio production and IT made him a perfect fit to join the Factory Family in 2020 as a Technical Assistant. This role has developed over time to include technical support for studios and clients, hardware maintenance, and recording & editing Factory Originals podcasts. He has played a key role in the development and design of our new studios and systems.

Working closely with the Transfer Department, Matt keeps Factory's wheels turning, enables us to be the best that we can be, and brings balance to The Force.

Becs Bell
Operations Manager

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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.

Deborah Whitfield
Head of Production

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Deborah is an experienced Post Production Producer previously working in offline and long form, before following her true passion in to sound production.

Since joining Factory, Deborah has produced a wealth of campaigns for clients such as Nike, EE, the BBC and Virgin Media across TV, Cinema, Online and Radio.

Outside of work, Deborah is a Yoga Teacher, a big fan of red lipstick and partial to a Gin and Tonic.

Beth Massey
Senior Audio Producer

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After graduating in 2015 with a History of Art degree from the University of Manchester, Beth moved to London to work as a lifestyle manager for a concierge service.

Realising that her passions lay further afield she fled to Australia for a brief hiatus, but returned to London and joined the team of runners at Factory. After working her way up through the ranks at Factory she is now a part of the production team.

In her spare time Beth loves to find the best restaurants in town, and looks at pictures of dogs on Instagram.

Mike Hill
Senior Integrated Producer

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Mike’s love for audio began at the age of seven when his exhausted parents gave him a trumpet in a desperate attempt to try and find a way of channelling his hyperactivity. Many years of puffed red cheeks later he was well and truly hooked to music and sound, culminating in a degree in Audio Recording Technology and a move into the sound industry soon after. He has spent over a decade across both technical and production departments and offers a wide range of knowledge from both sides of an audio facility. With a keen passion for emerging technology and experiential projects, Mike’s career highlight to date was being the Lead Audio Producer on four theme park rides for Lionsgate Entertainment World in Zhuhai, China; including the world’s first purpose-built VR rollercoaster!

Ethan Day
Assistant Producer & Social Media Coordinator

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A massive enthusiast of the pairing of music in media and a solo wedding pianist, Ethan born and raised in Essex found his way to Factory pursuing a career in Music Supervision.

Ethan attended the School of Music Business in 2018 to grasp a better understanding of Music Supervision, Publishing and Marketing.

Since joining Factory he quickly climbed the ranks to Assistant Producer where he continues to keep the Factory Family's social media in order and to oversee Front of House staff.

Michael Haines
Assistant Engineer

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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.

Harry Boyce
Head Of Transfer

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Since learning the bass 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 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
Transfer Engineer

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

After gaining a BSc in Engineering from the University of Westminster, Mike joined the Factory team in 2016 where he is now a part of our transfer team.

He continues to explore his passion for music and sound though various compostion projects. Recently Mike was licenced to compose the score for a short film that was produced here at Factory, his work went on to pick up gold for 'best original compostition' at the 2017 Kinsale Shark Awards!

George Patterson
Transfer Assistant

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George has always been enthusiastic about music. Having achieved a 1st class degree in Creative Music Technology from the University of Hull, he knew that his passion lay with Audio Post-Production.


It was during his degree that he was first introduced to creating, recording and mixing music; confirming his passion of all things audio.

After completing his studies and moving back to his hometown of Belfast, George felt that London would be the best place to begin his career and joined Factory as a member of the running team.

George can often be found making weird and wonderful sounds with synths, playing frisbee and attending lots of gigs.

He is most proud of his extensive jumper collection.

Jonny Bee
FOH Assitant

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Born and raised in the North-East of England, Jonny quit his job as a mechanical engineer and ventured down to London to pursue a career in music and sound.

A multi-instrumentalist with over 10 years experience as a singer/songwriter & producer, touring around the U.K and Europe, playing at the U.K’s biggest festivals, and performing alongside artists such as Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds, Stereophonics, and Richard Ashcroft - to name a few.

After acquiring a BA Hons in Music Composition & Production at the Institute of Contemporary Music and Performance in late 2020, Jonny was introduced to sound design and soon after joined Factory in early 2021, working his charm as our front of house assistant undertaking business development and client well-being responsibilities.