Our team is as creative and diverse as the candidates we source and shortlist for your roles. With UK bases in London, Glasgow and Manchester plus an office in Australia, we are a passionate, screen-obsessed bunch from all walks of life who love nothing more than putting together successful teams for clients.
Kimberly travelled the world as a self-shooting Producer/Director for popular factual series & documentaries on Channel 4, BBC, ITV & Channel 5 before turning her creativity and influence to the world of recruitment. 15 years in programme making has given her an in-depth knowledge and thorough understanding of freelancers’ editorial sensibilities, production company output and key development players. She’s usually talking – either on the phone or in meetings, and if she isn’t she’s watching copious amounts of catch up to feed her insatiable appetite for great TV.
Rosie has worked in the television industry for nearly 20 years. Starting out at Celador Productions as a runner, Rosie worked her way up through the ranks, before moving into Talent Management over 15 years ago. Her staffing career has included time at Fever Media, Dragonfly, Maverick, Wag TV, Optomen and Sundog Pictures, before becoming Head of Talent at betty.
Rosie set up Talented People with Kimberly Godbolt in 2017, rapidly becoming one of the leading television recruitment and senior search companies in the UK.
Based: Sunshine Coast, Australia
Senior Talent Team
Head of Talent (jobshare)
Katie’s production background is in entertainment and live studio where she produced series like Paul O’Grady, Alan Carr and Celebrity Juice. She made the move into talent management in 2014, supporting independent production companies with staffing across a variety of different genres. She has recruited all levels from researchers to MDs, and has influence with much of the industry’s talent, thanks to her trustworthy manner and genuine interest in candidate’s situations. She is TP’s secret weapon in development, constantly tracking and discreetly placing premium business winning developers.
Head of Talent (jobshare)
Naomi has worked in the TV industry for over 25 years. From runner to Exec, she’s made a wide range of programmes including live studio shows ‘Blue Peter’ and ‘Watchdog’, long-running quizzes ‘A Question of Sport’ and ‘Mastermind’, ITV’s ‘This Morning’, Channel 4’s ‘A Place in the Sun’ and most recently Channel 5’s hospital obs doc ‘Casualty 24/7’. Naomi recently made the move into Talent Management where her production experience helps her to understand the nuances of what production companies need and how to find the best people for them.
Senior Talent Manager & Diversity Coordinator
Tors joins Talented People from the MAMA Youth Project where she placed amazing talent from under-represented groups into media roles. Prior to this, she spent 6 years working in development and casting and was part of the casting team for the first 5 series of The Great British Bake Off (yum). Having travelled the globe in the name of making great telly (Texas, Goa, Glasgow and Sandwich in Kent), she then made the move into Talent Management and worked with the BBC.
As Diversity Coordinator, it’s personal for Tors – she has an invisible disability which she felt she couldn’t be honest about for most of her career. Now she’s passionate about making the industry a more inclusive place.
Based: North London
Talent Manager (freelance)
Jessica has worked as a Self-Shooting Producer for Factual/Factual Entertainment, Obs doc and Documentaries. Some of the shows she has worked on include the RTS award winning; Why is Covid Killing People of Colour? , Racism: My Story, The Apprentice and First Dates.
Fun fact: Rosie and Kimberly, MDs at Talented people, gave Jessica one of her first jobs in telly and she tells us inspired her to pursue a career in talent. She is now proud Talent Manage at TP and her hardworking, calm and caring nature is a great asset in delivering the best talent to our clients. You will catch her singing out loud at every opportunity!
Based: North London
Digital, branded & social content
Social Media Manager
Christina is TP’s social media manager, creating and scheduling content that informs and entertains our homegrown community in the TV, digital and online world. She’s a good person to know – send her your latest project and you might see us shout about it on socials!
"TP are collaborative and have natural instinct – not just for who has the right skillset for a role, but for who would fit well into our team."
Dov Freedman, CEO & Founder, Curious Films
"Kimberly, Rosie and the team at Talented People have been an incredible resource for Voltage. They pick up on briefs quickly and work with a vast contact book and knowledge of the best talent in the industry for given roles."
Amanda Hibbitts, Head of Production, Voltage
"Talented People found us the perfect candidate for a pivotal role on the team. An absolute pleasure to collaborate with from start to finish."
Jon Green, Creative Director of Formats, Fulwell 73
"Their insight into the industry and vast knowledge of the talent pool means you get fantastic added value whenever they carry out a search."
Rob Butterfield, Director of Programmes, Ricochet
"Talented People’s headhunting service is impressive. The senior team’s market knowledge is second to none."
Milly Beddard, Director of Production, Box To Box Films
"Talented People helped us to headhunt the perfect candidate for the role quickly. The process was done with high levels of care and professionalism."
Duncan East, MD, Buzz 16
"We’re super happy with our hires. Talented People have been a great investment."
Henry Waterfall Allen, MD, Mother's Best Child
"What a professional, collaborative, warm and all-round amazing group of people they are. We would highly recommend using Talented People and will be again ourselves in the future."
Richard Ackerman, CCO, Jackpot Productions
"We are delighted with the service."
Karen Knowles, Head of Production, Whisper Films
"Not only was the heavy lifting taken away from us to find the right candidates, but they understood the culture of our business and how important personality fit is along with the requisite experience."
Jez Frankel, MD, Quite Frankly Productions
"The team were speedy, enthusiastic, and confident that they could find a strong list of candidates for us, which they absolutely delivered on."
Sophie Leonard, Creative Director, Minnow Films
"TP understood our vibe right from the off. Then they went and found brilliant people who fit the bill. I’ll be back next time I need someone excellent."
Stu Richards, Creative Director, Rockerdale Studios
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