A friendly bunch of creative experts
Our team is multi-disciplined, with experience across multiple platforms; from podcasting to webcasting, corporate content and TV production to cinema advertising.
Whilst we have many skill sets, we are single-minded about one thing – creating innovative, creative content that solves business challenges. That is our Focus and our driving force.
Founder and Managing Director
Digital Media Specialist & Webinar Production
Audio & Video Editor
Consultant / Voice-Over
Jordan Le Bon
Videographer & Editor
- Founder and Managing Director
Adrian has 35 years experience of internal and external communications – client side and agency – and is passionate about helping clients maximise their impact on audiences. He coaches in presentation and communication skills to individuals and teams and also helps organisations integrate audio and video into their communication strategy.
Adrian uses his considerable experience of producing webinars, podcasts and web video to help organisations develop compelling and effective content and interact with their online communities.
- Digital Media Specialist & Webinar Production
Martin is our website, digital imaging and media expert, and has over 25 years commercial experience.
He has a broad range of skills including marketing, design (web and print), coding, webinars, media and media training, lighting and colour correction.
With his expertise in visual communications, he has developed a system to visually simulate the most common forms of colour-blindness, which is used to help ensure our work meets DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) requirements.
He has a passion for music, classic cars and travel – especially in East Africa.
- Audio & Video Editor
Simon studied Digital Media at the University of Portsmouth where he expanded his interest and knowledge of the audio and video production industry.
Simon has worked in the operations department of a national organisation for three years before joining Focus.
Simon works predominantly in audio and video editing but is rapidly developing his experience of up and coming production techniques.
- Consultant / Voice-Over
Ian has spent decades in the world of radio, film and audio. A sound engineer by training, Ian was a founding member of Ocean Sound, one of the UK’s first commercial radio stations. Ian created Focus Television & Audio Production, an independent production and facilities business in 1979, and was a co-founder with Adrian of Focus Business Communications in 2004.
He has now retired from active co-management of the business but remains as a consultant helping us with technical projects and advice on our own studio facilities. Ian is also a regular voice-over for a number of our clients.
- Office Administrator
Janita has been with Focus since 2007 and has a background in marketing, graphic design and administration. She has an eye for detail and provides valuable admin and social media marketing support for the team. Janita also maintains our own extensive archive library (dating from 1979) and a number of our clients’ secure offsite archives.
In her spare time Janita runs her own successful business, enjoys further education and is kept busy with family.
Jordan Le Bon
- Videographer & Editor
Jordan has grown up on the south-coast of England and is an adventurer who has travelled the world developing his experience of photography and video to bring stories to life.
More recently Jordan has had experience working on large scale productions in London and VR experience in Turkey. His aim is to create the most engaging and interesting stories for this generation.
Jordan loves new activities, discovering new places and brings fresh eyes and passion for media with a flare for strategy and marketing to Focus.
We're looking for skilled people!
Consultant / Technical Advisor
Camera Operator / Editor
Lighting / Camera Operator
CGI Animator / Motion graphics
Lighting / Sound
Animator and Illustrator
Presenter / Voice-over
Presenter / Voice-over
Voice Artist and Actress
Presenter / Voice Actor
Presenter / Journalist
We're looking for skilled people!
Whether you’re a freelancer who would like to become an Associate, a student looking for work experience or an internship or even if you’re looking for a career opportunity, get in contact with us-we’d love to talk with you.
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- Consultant / Technical Advisor
Ian joined Focus in 2005 and being thoroughly at ease with all things technical, he took a leading role in developing our podcast, live webinar and online video and audio services. Ian also managed our studios and was the driving force in setting up our fully digital studio.
Ian has now taken a technical services position at Solent University in their School of Arts and Media Technology, but will continue to work with us in a Technical Consultancy capacity.
- Camera Operator / Editor
Isabel is a video journalist by training and background. She shoots everything from corporate events to music videos, and she is also an experienced editor. Isabel has worked with us on a wide variety of location shoots in the UK and mainland Europe over the last seven years.
- Lighting / Camera Operator
Andy has over 30 years experience as a camera operator. He is also an experienced editor, director and producer and has worked for many broadcasters including the BBC and C4. In a 20 year relationship with Focus, Andy has worked primarily on location shoots (indoor and outdoor) where his knowledge and experience is invaluable.
- Camera Operator
Tom has been a freelance lighting-cameraman since 1989 and has filmed for many TV programmes and documentary productions for all the major UK channels. We have worked with Tom for many years; being based in Hexham, Northumberland he is our preferred choice for filming in the North of England.
- CGI Animator / Motion graphics
Mark is an award-winning CGI 3D animation, motion graphics, effects and video specialist. With more than 20 years experience in the film and television industry he specialises in producing creative and distinctive content across a variety of areas including animated logos and explainer videos. We have worked with Mark for over 10 years, with each project producing excellent results and added value for clients.
- Lighting / Sound
Dave brings over 25 years of technical expertise, working as a lighting director and director of photography, as well as a sound engineer. With credits from most major broadcasters, including BBC, ITV and Sky, he has gained a reputation for rigging, lighting and working in difficult situations including ships, aircraft and submarines. We have worked with Dave for over ten years.
Rob has worked on numerous broadcast and corporate projects all over the world including location shooting, multiple camera work, documentary and drama shoots. Rob has experience of working on all sizes of productions; he is equally at home up a mountain with just the director, as he is working alongside a large drama crew. We have worked with Rob for over eight years.
- Animator and Illustrator
Gary is our character illustrator and animator. Gary starting drawing cartoons as a child and has never stopped.
Inspired by comics especially the Beano and Dandy and the work of the strip cartoonists he found he could make a living from what he loved doing. His work has appeared in TV ads and he had a strip cartoon in The Times. You can check out our interview with Gary and see him at work here.
- Presenter / Voice-over
Clare is an accomplished journalist with excellent presenting ability together with a style of delivery that enables her to do audio and video voice-overs. She has worked as a newsreader, presenting peak time bulletins for GMTV and ITV Meridian, and her other television credits include SkyTV and BBC South. Clare has worked with us on a number of projects over the last fifteen years.
- Presenter / Voice-over
Alina is an award-winning presenter and broadcaster who has worked extensively across radio and television for the past 13 years. A former finalist in the BBC Talent Scheme, Alina has worked at BBC Radio Solent as a travel presenter and breakfast show host, and at BBC South Today as their weather presenter. Early in 2013, she was invited to join the BBC national weather team where she presented for BBC 1, the News Channel, Radio 4, and 5 Live. Alina has worked with us for eight years on a variety of projects.
- Voice Actor
Dave is a versatile English voice-over artist. He specialises in commercials, corporate work, promos, narration, live announcing and imaging. Dave has worked with us on a variety of voice-over projects over the last few years.
- Voice Artist and Actress
Emily is an actress and professional voice-over artist. You’ll hear her on all kinds of TV and radio commercials, radio station imaging, web videos, phone systems, computer games and narrations. As an actress, she brings another skill set to her voice-over work, providing natural sounding reads with emotion and character voices too.
- Presenter / Voice Actor
Brian has made a career from using his voice; initially as a singer and actor, and subsequently as a specialist in all areas of voice work over the last 20 years. He has also scripted and produced for the corporate sector as well as cast and directed voices. Brian has provided both voice-overs and to-camera presentations for us over the last few years.
- Presenter / Journalist
Hugh is a highly experienced and award-winning TV and radio reporter, news presenter and scriptwriter. He also trains many organisations in media management skills. Hugh has worked with us for over ten years on a variety of projects and for a range of clients, usually acting as presenter-interviewer.
While the team is able to handle most things in-house there are times when we need some help.
Over the years we have worked with many great people on a variety of projects. This means we have built up a network of freelancers who we can call on.
Through this tried and tested team of freelance creative professionals, we can scale up for the biggest and most ambitious events or add specific skills to our own such as English and foreign language voice-overs. Our associate contacts enable us to provide our clients with top-notch services and access to a team oozing with experience in production and post-production areas.