Our AppRoach

ORIGINATION

We love coming up with new ideas – whether meeting a specific brief or from a blank page! We also love working with like-minded people and companies – joining forces with others to help them achieve their creative and commercial goals.

DEVELOPMENT

We love to nurture ideas to unlock their potential, giving each one the best possible chance of success. We get a buzz from seeing ideas become a reality.

PRODUCTION

We love creating content. From our NW England production base in Manchester, we run all aspects of production – recruitment of crew and talent, scripting, shooting, post-production and delivery.

Our Work

Our TEAM

DAVID HALLAM

Co-Founder Director / Executive Producer

Before setting up Three Arrows with Jon, David worked for over 20 years as Head of Development for blue chip Indies including Zodiak Kids and Initial/Endemol Kids. He has been involved in the creation and development of over 30 series including the BAFTA nominated Fort Boyard: Ultimate Challenge; the Emmy nominated Floogals and Annie Award nominated Zack & Quack. At Three Arrows David co-created the AIB Award winning series Treasure Champs; has been co-Executive Producer behind the hit CBBC comedy drama series Andy & The Band and has also been co-Executive Producer on The Baby Club.

JON HANCOCK

Managing Director

During Jon’s 16 years at the BBC, he was a key member of the Children’s team, winning a BAFTA for Series Producing the hit CBeebies gameshow Swashbuckle. His other in-house credits include Mr Bloom’s Nursery, Let’s Celebrate!, Sportsround, Gimme a Break, The Lingo Show and four top-rating CBeebies Christmas Productions. At Three Arrows, Jon co-created and Exec Produced the award-winning Treasure Champs and oversaw the production of Andy and the Band (Series 1). He is the Lead Exec on all facets of the ground-breaking pre-school brand The Baby Club and has worked extensively with BBC Learning on multiple short form projects.

DOMINIC PARRY

HEAD OF PRODUCTION

Dominic joined Three Arrows in 2017 as Head of Production. He has worked in the media business for nearly 30 years, rising to the role of COO for BBC Children’s and launching CBeebies Land at Alton Towers in May 2014. Dominic has also worked with the internationally acclaimed BBC Natural History Unit and was part of their senior management team in Bristol helping them to deliver series like the multi-award-winning Planet Earth 2. Dominic oversees all Three Arrows content delivery from a production management perspective.

TOBY HUGHES

Executive Chairman

Toby is an award-winning Technology, Media & Fintech entrepreneur & investor. In 2016 he became an early investor in Three Arrows and he has helped drive the success of the company as a Non-Exec Director. Over the last 20 years Toby has been involved in a number of successful start-ups including MoneyHub. In 2018 Toby launched Wonderborn Studios (WBS), a media group specialising in the financing, development, production and distribution of high-quality family entertainment and educational media. In October 2020 Three Arrows Media became part of WBS Group of companies.

OUR CHAMPIONS

I had a wonderful time working with Three Arrows on The Baby Club. They were a joy to work with - professional, organised and caring. The whole production felt seamless.

Giovanna Fletcher

Presenter, Author, Actress, Vlogger

David is passionate about quality children’s programmes and is brilliant at creating and developing a broad range of concepts and ideas. He excels at collaborating with creators, writers and production teams and has been involved in developing many wonderful series including Tickety Toc and Zack & Quack for Nick Jnr, Floogals for Sprout, Scrambled for CiTV and Mister Maker’s Arty Party for CBeebies.  It’s a pleasure to work with him!

Nigel Pickard

President TRX and formerly CEO of Zodiak Kids UK

Jon was one the most committed, energetic and creative kids’ producers in the BBC, pioneering with us in Salford.  Really looking forward to him making a huge impact in the indie sector next. Look out world!

Peter Salmon

CCO Endemol Shine Group and former Director of BBC England

Upon meeting the team at Three Arrows, I was immediately impressed by how deeply they care about the quality of the content the produce. Three Arrows are true partners, really appreciating and understanding the work Jetpack does to market and sell their unique series – The Baby Club. I’ve found them to be very supportive collaborators and I thoroughly enjoy working with them!

Dominic Gardiner

CEO, Jetpack Distribution

I am thoroughly enjoying working with Three Arrows Productions on our 'The Baby Club' series for CBeebies. This is both an invigorating creative collaboration and a sound business relationship. Long may this association continue to flourish!

Christopher Pilkington

CMP Productions

Three Arrows have been a pleasure to collaborate with on The Baby Club. Their energy, enthusiasm, creativity and attention to detail has helped us to keep growing this brand. And what’s more...they’re really lovely guys!

Emma Hyman

Creative Director, Tiny House Productions

It’s a privilege to work with the team at Three Arrows on licensing for The Baby Club. Their commitment to quality, collaborative approach and decency are the foundations of a hugely rewarding commercial partnership and make day-to-day business an absolute pleasure.

Vickie O’Malley

Managing Director, Rockpool Licensing

We have really enjoyed bringing Andy and the Band to life on TV with Dave & Jon. We were looking for a partner who would match our ambition, passion and vision for the project and so it’s great to have Three Arrows on board!

Jon Turner & Tamsin Skan-Turner

Ninja Pig Productions

We have loved working on Treasure Champs with David and Jon. The Three Arrows team are very responsive to feedback from the international marketplace and we work collaboratively with them to position the programme for success.  We look forward to working together on more projects in the future.

DIANE RANKIN

SVP International Sales & Acquisitions, Distribution 360

It’s been lovely working with Three Arrows on this lively new series, Treasure Champs. Championing positive, common values has become increasingly important, both in society and education, and we hope our young viewers will find the programme to be both informative and inspirational.

Kay Benbow

ex-Controller, CBeebies

Three Arrows have been a delight to work for, their attention to detail and care for those in front and behind the camera is utterly wonderful. Give me a call anytime!!

Gemma Hunt

BAFTA nominated TV Presenter

The team at Three Arrows are an incredibly talented, creative and dedicated group of people whose enthusiasm, encouragement and desire to collaborate has made them an absolute pleasure to work with over the last 12 months.

Simon Partington

Head of Animation, Graphics and VFX, Flix

Jon has always been an instinctive entrepreneur and a great producer.  He’s a passionate leader of teams, a naturally creative person and that rare thing – someone who is excellent at what they do AND really nice!

Joe Godwin

Director BBC Academy/BBC Birmingham and ex-Director BBC Children’s

Working alongside Jon and David is an incredibly rewarding experience. They believe in and encourage creativity and use their in-depth knowledge of Children’s entertainment to guide the production. Together we created a series which was bursting full of ideas, something that I was personally very proud to direct.

Jardine Sage

BAFTA award-winning animation director

David is one of the handful of producers that really know their audience. When he’s at the helm of a new show the audience is always at the epicentre of this thinking. I love his shows – there’s energy, creativity and originality!  And the thing is that he’s a really good bloke to boot.

Gary Pope

Director, Kids Industries

Our NEWS

February 7, 2019

GIOVANNA FLETCHER AND NIGEL CLARKE ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTING DUO FOR NEW CBEEBIES SERIES THE BABY CLUB

Giovanna Fletcher and Nigel Clarke are set to present The Baby Club, a new series for BBC pre-school channel CBeebies, aiming to help families engage with and share precious time with their babies...

January 18, 2019

ROCKPOOL LICENSING TO REPRESENT CBEEBIES’ THE BABY CLUB

The Baby Club is designed to develop parent-baby attachment and model activities which stimulate early years literacy and language development. Rockpool Licensing has been named...

November 7, 2018

TREASURE CHAMPS WINS AIB AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME

Testimonial of award jury published in winners’ brochure for submitted episode (Self Respect)… Issues of self-respect are not just a problem for adults. Negative self-image is the cause of severe...