People / Producers

Lou Allen
Managing Director


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.

Becs Bell
Head of Operations


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


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.

Mike Hill
Executive Producer - Immersive


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!

Beth Massey
Senior Audio Producer


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.

Ciara Wakley
Senior Audio Producer


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.

Emily Thomas
Junior Audio Producer


Growing up with a session musician grandparent meant sound and music were always bound to influence Em's life; from taking part in Theatre School for ten years to falling in love with the sound of cinema through her degree in Film at the University of Brighton.

Em embarked on her journey into the industry as a Production Assistant in 2022, working across both ADR for TV and Film and commercial audio projects, quickly working her way through the ranks to join Factory as a Junior Audio Producer.

In her free time, Em enjoys paddle-boarding near her stretch of the Thames, and can often be found in a pub garden with pals.