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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 & 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
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.


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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
Senior Audio Producer/Bookings 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.

Lucy Spong
Audio 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 an Audio 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.

Alana McLernon
Booking Coordinator

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Alana moved to London from Falkirk, Scotland, to pursue a career in music and sound. Graduating in 2013 from Newcastle University with BMus Popular & Contemporary music, she has performed in bands and vocal harmony groups on BBC Children In Need and BBC Radio, and with artists such as Tom Jones, Marti Pellow, and Paul Carrack.

Keen to learn the business side of things, Alana is finding her feet within the production team here at Factory.

She is addicted to buying shoes and always appreciates a good meme.

James Utting
Assistant Engineer

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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 Assistant Engineer.

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.

Josh Campbell
Assistant Engineer

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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.

Frankie Beirne
Head of Transfer

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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 our Head of Transfer.

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'.

Harry Boyce
Junior Transfer Assistant

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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
Junior Transfer Assistant

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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!

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.

Beth Massey
Head Runner

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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 sun, sea and wallabies! During her time in Melbourne she continued her work managing lifestyles, ensuring the best dining spots were always on client radars.

Since returning to the big city, she has become an integral member of our first class team of runners!

In her spare time, Beth loves going to see as many bands as she can and is always on the look out for the best places to eat.

Holly Gosai
Runner

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Having graduated from the University of the West of England in 2015 with a degree in Film Studies, Holly spent her next two years exploring the Southern Hemisphere.

Traveling to Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Laos, she gained a wealth of cultural experiences and even did a stint on a potato farm!

Since returning to the UK, Holly knew that London was the place for her and, with her background in hospitality and passion for film, she felt that Factory would be the best place to begin her career in post-production.

When Holly is not working she enjoys films, food and festivals.

George Patterson
Runner

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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.