Team

'Dynamic young creatives managed by a senior team from the likes of Channel 4 and ITV'Lux Magazine

Harry Anscombe CEO

Harry founded Beagle in 2011 after 6 years as Producer at ITN and the Emmy Award winning Channel 4 News.

There he produced coverage ranging from several UK and US elections to technology and business investigations, following the financial crash.

Harry built Beagle’s TV production and comms content teams and recently managed a private investment round into the company.

On the TV side, he is currently Exec Producing factual series for Channel 4, BBC2 and Discovery.

On the comms side, he supports fast growth clients in raising investor/stakeholder funding and communicating to their staff internationally.

He spent a stint in the US for Beagle managing campaigns for Juul, KPMG and Dentons.

Out of work, Harry project managed a house build in Cornwall, which was an episode of Channel 4’s Grand Designs in 2018 (and loosely based on the house from 80’s movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.)

Harry sold the house in 2021 and is now building a new project nearby.

 

 

Adam Chappell Group Director

Adam has been with Beagle from the beginning and is one of the pioneers of digital content in the UK, transforming the global web presence of brands such as Vogue, Apple, Aviva, Amazon and Rolex.

He was an Executive Producer for some of the most respected and dynamic production companies in the UK including Endemol UK, Darlow Smithson, IMG Media, Shine and ITN and has won awards spanning Television, Digital Advertising and Branded content.

Adam also manages Beagle’s partnerships, including our design, content marketing and distribution services.

Charles Wace Chairman

Charles founded one of the UK’s largest independent production companies TwoFour, a factual, features & entertainment television producer and content agency. TwoFour was named the UK’s top production company by Broadcast Magazine in 2010 and 2014. Charles stepped down as Group Chief Executive when he sold TwoFour in 2013, at which point it had circa £60 million turnover and 350 employees.

Charles chaired the UK independent trade body Pact (Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television) for 2 years. As Beagle’s Chairman, Charles leads the company strategy for cross-platform dynamic story-telling and oversees creative output.

He is also a Director of Creative England and an independent Governor for Falmouth University.

Suzanne Chetty Senior Producer

Suzanne has been with Beagle for four years and has Produced films for clients ranging from Amazon to The Prince’s Trust.

Before joining Beagle, Suzanne was Editor on the video desk at Bloomberg’s London Headquarters where she worked a range of shows including the live programming of President Obama’s re-election in 2012 and a feature on the life of Nelson Mandela.

Fiona Ridgers Production Executive

Fiona is a Production Executive across both our Television and Commercial Content teams, most recently for BBC2, Discovery, Lilium and Dentons.

Previously Fiona was Director of Production at The Moment part of the TwoFour Group, one of the UK’s largest production companies.

Here she managed an international team of creatives producing six series of Horizon for BBC Worldwide as well as content for Channel 4, Phillips and GSK among others.

Suzie Bostel Development Producer

Suzie was a journalist for the Press Association before transitioning into broadcast television and working for a variety of production companies such as TwoFour Group, BBC Studios and Dragonfly TV.

With experience on BBC consumer-led programmes she has also worked on Channel 4 BAFTA award-winning factual series such as One Born Every Minute as well as producing BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow and factual entertainment shows such as ITV’s Britain’s Greatest National Treasures with Sir Trevor McDonald and Julia Bradbury.

She brings a wealth of production experience and energy to the development team and specialises in managing sensitive access.

Ingrid Holstad Junior Production Manager

Ingrid grew up in Norway and moved to the UK in 2013 to study Film at Falmouth University, which she graduated from with a First-Class Honours degree.

She then went on to do a Master of Letters in Fantasy Literature at the University of Glasgow, before starting her role at Beagle.

Since arriving here she has worked across film productions around the world for DLA Piper as well as The Prince’s Trust and Berkeley Homes, and on our factual TV series for Discovery and BBC.

Cath Chilcott Financial Controller

Cath grew up on Cornwall’s North Coast and joined Beagle after seven years working in the Luxury Hotel and Construction industry in Australia. She has also worked for a well known local charity. As Beagle’s Financial Controller, Cath manages all invoicing and accounts.

Josh Burbridge Editor

We spotted Josh as a rising creative talent in the South West, having a background in scripted drama and narrative storytelling. His productions won three prizes at the 2019 Royal Television Societies’s Devon & Cornwall Student Awards, including best editing for ‘J’ [editor], best drama for ‘Every Six Hours’ [1st AD] and best production design for ‘H.P. Lovecraft’s Dagon’ [1st AD & editor].

Josh joined the team in 2019, starting out on Prince’s Trust documentaries and has since progressed to Beagle’s in-house editor, working on sizzle reels for Cornwall with Simon Reeve & Cornwall Air 999 which later became commissioned series.

Josh holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Film from Falmouth University.

Mark Sherwood Consultant Creative Director

Mark works across Beagle’s client base. He was Global Managing Director at Saatchi & Saatchi based out of their global HQ in New York before becoming Global Chief Strategy Officer at Imagination, the leading independent brand and design consultancy. He has won numerous awards, including Cannes Lions and Effies. As well as being Beagle’s creative client lead he is developing an independent entertainment platform with us.

Mike Cunliffe Consultant Development Producer

Mike is a multi award winning producer director with over 25 years experience in Broadcast television.

Specialising in creative development he remains excited by what good television of any genre can be:

“Emotive, unexpected, groundbreaking and beautifully shot, these are the touchstones of what we are doing with broadcast production at Beagle”.

Mike has been instrumental in building our development team and has successfully commissioned for Beagle: Cornwall Air 999 (10 x 60’ Discovery Really) and Simon Reeve’s Cornwall (2X 60’ for BBC2).

Joel Kafetz Consultant Senior Producer

Joel is a BAFTA-nominated Senior Producer/ Director with over twenty years of media making experience. He has a track record in creating branded content, television commercials and corporate films. Joel started at the BBC where he spent nine years producing primetime factual entertainment shows and documentaries.

Today, Joel makes corporate films and online content for brands and organisations including McDonald’s, NatWest, Arup, DLA Piper, Schroders, HM Prison Service, Spandau Ballet, Capital FM and Waitrose. Celebrity talent he has directed includes Olivia Colman, Jamie Redknapp, Sue Perkins, Julie Walters, and Stacey Dooley.

Marc Rowedder Consultant Executive Producer/Director

Marc started his career in TV covering music and adventure sports. After living and working in Berlin, New York and Sydney he settled in London and began documentary film making for UK for broadcasters such as Channel 4, Channel 5, CNBC and Eurosport. He he has won multiple awards in the USA and Europe for an undercover investigative documentary series that he wrote, produced and directed for Discovery and Nat Geo.

More recently he’s extended his talents to the world of commercial films and advertising, working with major global brands such as San Miguel, Unilever, Dove, Virgin Media, O2, British Gas, More Than, Pantene, Procter & Gamble, The FA. He joins us after two years at Pablo London where he was Head of Production.

Steven Ballantyne Consultant Senior Producer – Beagle Asia

Steven, a long-term resident of Hong Kong and the Philippines, has run for over 10 years EPM Asia a pre-production and Production management company with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and the Philippines – working on a range of Commercial, television and film productions for a host of blue-chip clients including Disney Nature, BBC/BBC NHU, National Geographic and Discovery International and Beagle which is how we first met!

Steven’s recent commercial work includes a I-phone on-line commercial designed specifically for the China market, creating content for a series of on-going campaign for Nissan Infiniti and in-house promotions for AIA.

Developing Beagle Asia has been an important step to support Beagle clients in Asia retaining the high standards of delivery we are known for with local knowledge and expertise.

When not at client meetings or behind the camera Steven can be found on his coffee plantation in the Philippines – so rest assured when ever you meet Steven there will always be great conversation and a great cup of coffee!

Sam Holding Editor

Sam is one of Beagle’s core editors, working on short and long form films for clients including Amazon, UBS, The Prince’s Trust and The United Nations.

Sam previously worked on the short film Night Rose, which gained recognition at festivals around the world.

He was also Lead Editor and Content Manager for Original Skateboards, internationally.

Sam holds a First-Class Honours degree in Film from Falmouth University.

Angus Breton Editor

We spotted Angus as a rising creative talent with a background in commercials, scripted drama and music videos, having previously worked for Bookshelf Productions, SilverstreamTV, and Armada Music.

Angus has edited films for clients including The Prince’s Trust, AIA and The Royal Academy of Engineering.

Angus holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Television from Falmouth University.