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Lisette Nice
Founding Partner & 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 The Factory Family of companies, an audio and music post-production group, combining Factory Studios, SIREN, TEXTURE and Factory Originals.

Her vision for the business has always been to nurture and inspire her team to push boundaries within a culture of opportunity and creative excellence. She is the custodian of that vision. She is also proud to be an active member of the Board of Directors for the British Arrows.

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.

As Chief Creative Officer across the group, Anthony has over 25 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 B&Q, Whiteclaw, Green & Black’s, Tesco, 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.

Anthony works as a Supervising Sound Editor across Factory’s long-form & feature film projects, whilst also leading Factory’s development into immersive and experiential projects.


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Lou Allen
Managing Director

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Lou began her career in Audio Post Production over 20 years ago.

She joined Factory in 2007 where she quickly established a production department, leading her to Head of Production.

She is extremely proud to have produced some award-winning projects, including Honda ‘Paper’, John Lewis ‘The Long Wait’ Christmas campaign & Aoife McArdle’s feature film, ‘Kissing Candice’.

Whilst she’s very proud of the work she’s produced over the years, she is equally proud of the unique team she’s helped nurture.

As the Managing Director, she is excited about the future of diverse projects for the Factory Family and is equally excited to help the team grow both professionally and personally.

In her spare time, she likes to hang out with friends and find new places to walk Winnie, her cheeky whippet pup.

Jess Slaney
Originals Content & Business Director

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Jess began her career in Film and Post Production and then transitioned into Video Production before setting up her own company which she ran successfully for 13 years before joining the Factory Group, where she now heads up Originals Content & Business Development.

Outside of work, Jess loves any excuse to buy new shoes and to seek out a new restaurant opening to wear them to!

Dan Beckwith
Creative Director

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

With an accountant father and secretary mother, he was always destined for a long and distinguished career in audio.

After studying Music Tech at Leeds College of Music, and picking up a love for syncing sound and music to picture, he made his first steps on the audio post-production ladder. After gaining some early experience at Silk Sound, and then following a chance meeting with Lisette Nice and Lou Allen at the 2007 Yakety Yak Xmas party, he began life at Factory in early 2008.

With sound design experience spanning over 17 years, Dan has led and supervised on an eclectic mix of commercial, short/long form, and immersive work based both in the UK and abroad. As Creative Director, and alongside a talented team, Dan strives to push boundaries, utilising the latest in audio technology and always looking to expand his skillset. Dan has produced mixes for brands such as Adidas, Lurpak, FIFA, Camelot and Playstation, and has been awarded by Cllo Sports, Aerial Awards, Music & Sound Awards, and mixed the recent D&AD Black Pencil winner, Frontline19.


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Jon Clarke
Creative Director & Composer

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In 2020 Jon became one of Factory's Creative Director's. His cutting-edge work has seen him pick up a whole host of award wins and nominations, with multiple gold awards for Sound Design at the British Arrows and Ciclope, plus numerous MAS Awards and further accolades at Kinsale and the Clios. In addition to this, his work for ‘Home’ picked up a BAFTA for Best Short Film. Jon has gained a global reputation for sound design excellence across all platforms.

Jon is also a talented composer scoring for TV and FILM. His debut feature film score for Kissing Candice, directed by Aoife McArdle and produced by SIREN, premiered at TIFF and Berlinarle Film festivals. It was later nominated for Best Feature Film Score at the MAS Awards. Most recently he scored scenes for the NETFLIX documentary The River Runner, directed by Rush Sturgess. You can hear more of Jon's composition work at jonclarke.org and for all composition enquiries, Jon is exclusively represented by SIREN.


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Ben Firth
Technical Director / Originals Creative Director

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With experience of over 20 years working as a Sound Engineer, Ben has specialised in sound design and mixing projects across the world of music and advertising, having worked with a multitude of global advertising agencies and music industry clients such as Sony Music Group, Universal Music, Warner Music Group and many more.

As Creative Director of Factory Originals, a creative division of the Factory Family, Ben work's closely with Clients, Brands and Agencies on exploring new and original ideas, with the focus on bringing them to life through a host of multiple media formats.

With a keen passion for audio and visual technology, Ben is also the Group Technical Director, a role that ensures that all divisions of the Factory Family operate to the highest technical standards.

Ben is a member of several organisations including the AES (Audio Engineering Society) & EBU (European Broadcast Union).


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Jack Hallett
Senior Sound Designer

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Jack is an award-winning Senior Sound Designer, his enthusiasm for sound and music sprung from his early days after graduating with a Distinction in Music Production, he then joined the Factory Family in 2013.

Jack’s talent for creative sound design is shown across his work for brands such as FIFA, Nike, Coca-Cola, John Lewis and Channel 4. He has worked on some of the most recognisable advertising campaigns of recent years across TV, Radio and Cinema.

Outside of work, Jack has a passion for all things hip hop including old Drum Machines and crate digging.


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Mark Hills
Senior 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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James Utting
Sound Designer

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James joined the Factory Family in 2013 and progressed within the company to become a Sound Designer.

Over the years, James has honed his craft by working across numerous campaigns for brands such as Coca Cola, BBC, Volkswagon and PlayStation to name a few.

James is particularly proud of his work on the 2017 BAFTA winning short film 'Home.' Alongside this, his other projects have earned numerous accolades from the Clios, Creative Circle, Music and Sound Awards & The One Club and most recently his work in collaboration with Anthony Moore won Gold for Sound Mixing at the 2021 Kinsale Shark Awards for C4 Paralympics Tokyo 2020.


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Josh Campbell
Sound Designer

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Josh joined the Factory Family in 2018 as an Assistant Engineer and progressed to Sound Designer in 2020.

He came to us after a career change from working as a Recording Engineer for Trevor Horn at the famous Sarm Studios, where he worked on Grammy Award winning/nominated albums for Rihanna and Khalid as well as working with many other renowned artists.

Josh picked up a Kinsale Shark Award for mixing in his first year at Factory for Everyman Cinema x Apple and has most recently arranged and programmed drums for the Clio winning Ladbrokes Drummers Campaigns. Enjoying all aspects of sound design he is very proud of getting to work on the shorts, The Devils Harmony (Sundance Jury Selection Winner) and most recently Femme (BAFTA nominated).

Josh also enjoys making a good Homebrew but be prepared if you're offered one its stronger than you think!


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Michael Haines
Assistant Engineer

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Michael joined Factory in 2015 after completing his BSc & MSc degrees in Sound Engineering. Starting as a runner, Michael has progressed to become a junior member of the Engineering team.

Having worked across multiple BAFTA-winning projects, Michael is one of Factory's many young emerging talents.

Michael loves getting stuck into helping people tell their stories, whether it be on a Commercial, Short Film, Feature Film, TV Series or even an Immersive A/V experience, Michael has the skills to deliver quality and exciting sound design.


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Harry Boyce
Assistant Engineer/Audio Developer

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Having graduated with a First in Music Technology from Leeds, Harry moved south to London to pursue a career in sound. He joined Factory in 2015 as a runner and has progressed to his current position as Assistant Sound Engineer & Audio Developer.

With a passion for everything audio, Harry has worked on various Factory projects including short films, music videos and promos as well as the recording and mixing of high-end voice reels. He can often be found lending his hand as a Foley artist, not to mention the occasional bit of voice work!

As Audio Developer, Harry is part of Factory's new immersive team. He has fostered a developing talent in interactive audio design & integration for everything from VR & AR to apps, games & installations. There are numerous exciting immersive and real-time audio projects in the works!

As a former chef, Harry spends most of his spare time in the kitchen - watch this space for a plant-based cookbook!


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Min Yu
Junior Audio Developer

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Born in China, Min moved to the UK for studies in 2011. Some GCSEs and A-Levels later, she found herself enrolled at UAL Camberwell studying Fine Art, where she began to experiment with digital art and animation. She soon realised she could score and create sound design for these animations and eventually used these projects to continue her education with a postgraduate degree in Music and Sound for Film and Games at the University of Hertfordshire, where she discovered her interest and passion in interactive audio.

Being classically trained in piano from the age of 4, Min loves to play the piano to de-stress. Although she is no longer chasing her parent’s dream of becoming a concert pianist, playing and composing is still a huge part of her life (you can tell by the length of her nails if she has been practising or not tsk tsk). She also loves a good game of chess, and might just become the president of the chess society at Factory one day. Oh and caffeine, lots and lots of caffeine.

Matt Campbell
Technical Support Engineer

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Having started his career working in theatre and freelancing as a sound assistant with local production companies, Matt has always had a keen interest in audio & technology.

After graduating from university with a masters in sound design, he joined the Factory Family in 2020. His role has developed over time to include managing our day-to-day technical operations, supporting both the transfer and FOH departments and supporting Factory Originals both technically and creatively in producing our fantastic original content. He has continued to play a key role in the development and design of our new studios and systems and honing his craft as an audiovisual engineer.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys being active, discussing all things F1, and taking pictures of other people's dogs.

Becs Bell
Head of Operations

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Becs has been part of the Factory Family for over 10 years and during that time has worked across Production and Operations and knows the business inside out.

She has produced a whole host of iconic and award-winning work with brands such as John Lewis, Honda, Apple and O2. As Head of Operations, Becs works closely with Anthony and Lou in the efficient running of the company and to ensure all staff are happy and healthy.

With two young ‘spirited’ kids, spare time is virtually non-existent but that doesn’t stop Becs from trying to keep up her gig going and holiday planning!

Deborah Whitfield
Head of Production/Executive Producer

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Deborah is Head of Production at Factory Studios. She began her career working in offline and long form before following her true passion into sound production.

Since joining Factory, Deborah has produced many award winning campaigns for clients such as PlayStation, Nike, Honda and the BBC.

Beth Massey
Senior Audio Producer

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Beth graduated from the University of Manchester with a History of Art degree, which has come in very useful for her career in audio.

After joining the running team in 2018, she quickly worked her way up through the ranks and is now an integral part of the fabulous production team.

She has worked on campaigns for clients such as John Lewis, Tesco, BBC, BT and Camelot, and has started to dip her toe into long form projects as well.

In her spare time, Beth is usually at the pub or looking 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!

Ciara Wakley
Senior Audio Producer

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After working at numerous post-production facilities, Ciara decided to combine her love for sound, music and production and move permanently into Audio Post. She has over 5 years of experience working as an Audio Producer across Commercials and TV projects with career highlights including campaigns for Nike, BT, and B&Q.

Outside of work she enjoys going to gigs and festivals and can often be found standing outside a pub in Soho sipping rosé.

Ethan Day
Audio Production Assistant & Social Media Co-ordinator

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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.

Tom Greader
Creative Producer & Director

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Born in Sydney, Tom started his creative career dreaming of treading the boards as an actor, completing his BA in Theatre/Media. It wasn’t long until the world behind the stage/camera called his name. As a “jack of all trades” type filmmaker, Tom is never happier than when he’s working on an exciting project. Making the move to live in London he completed his MA in Directing at MET Film School and immediately began working on interesting briefs for clients such as The Museum of London, RADA, and even his own feature documentary ‘Bader’s Bus Company Still Running’ about the UK’s first disabled flying formation team, which he spent three years working on. If he’s not working on films, you might find him in his garage tinkering with bikes and restoring a 1960 Triumph Tiger Cub!

Andy Isaias
Transfer Engineer

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Ever since learning guitar as a kid and picking apart music production with his dad, Andy has always had a passion for all things audio. During his time at college, he discovered that he had a particular knack for sound design, and from then on he’s been hooked!

He decided to shift the focus of his Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Creative Music Technology towards sound design projects and bagged himself a 1st in both for his efforts. Since university, Andy has worked freelance as a sound designer and as a transfer engineer at several leading audio post-production studios in London, bringing unique experience from each to the Factory Transfer team

Michael Johnson
Transfer Engineer

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Mike studied Music Technology at London College of Music where he developed a keen interest in all aspects of sound design and graduated with a first-class degree.

He has worked in the industry for 5 years and in addition to his day-to-day role has worked on a number of award-winning short films.

Mike is a keen cook, loves spending time with his family and can often be spotted racing around the city on his beloved bike.

Jonny Bee
Transfer Assistant

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Born and raised in the heart of North-East 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 ten years of experience as a singer/songwriter & producer, touring the U.K and Europe, playing at the U.K’s most anticipated festivals, and performing alongside artists such as Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds, Stereophonics, and Richard Ashcroft - to name a few.

After achieving a first in Music Composition & Production in late 2020, Jonny was introduced to sound design and soon after joined Factory in early 2021, where he is now a member of our amazing Transfer team.

Alex Macrae
Head Runner

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From a young age, Alex developed a passion for music, initially playing the guitar but thereafter, becoming a multi-instrumentalist, writing and touring with his band throughout his teenage years.

This interest in music and audio led to the acquisition of a 1st class honours in a Music Production and Sound Engineering degree in Bristol. Here he discovered an aptitude for all things sound design (the idyllic marriage of both his love of film and audio) and has since been practising the craft as a freelancer, before joining the Factory family as Head Runner.

In his free time, Alex enjoys mountain biking, painting and illustrating, writing original compositions and indulging in the delights of London’s rich live music scene.