TEAM

Richard Ampeh

DEVELOPMENT

A BSc graduate in ‘Film, TV & Writing’, Richard enjoys generating ideas, unearthing new stories, and engaging hard-to-reach audiences. He has a great wealth of experience in working sensitively with lower socio-economic families and young adults. Richard's documentary idea “Tell me you’ve got me without telling me you’ve got me” is shortlisted in Warner Bros Discovery’s Black Britain Unspoken 2022 documentary competition. Richard loves green tea, making fragrances, devising workshops, and reading anything. 

Jessie Bland

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR

Shooting PD with experience across factual entertainment, documentary programming, and educational content.  Credits include: Songs of Praise (BBC), Britain’s Scenic Railways (Channel 4), Britain’s Secret Charity Cheats (BBC), The Trouble with Topshop (Channel 5).  Jessie is also an experienced radio producer having made programmes for BBC Radio 3 & 4, and a BJTC accredited and award-nominated journalist (Jerusalem Awards 2016 and 2017).  Jessie leads on factual development at Three Arrows.

Emily Collett

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Mum of two, Emily has worked in Production Management for over 10 years for BBC and Independents working predominantly in Factual and Current Affairs. Programmes include various Dispatches for Channel 4, The Beautiful Game for BBC Sport, BBC's The Most Dangerous Man in Tudor England with Melvin Bragg and various Religion & Ethics productions including many episodes of Songs of Praise. Emily is a mentor on the Telly Mum’s mentoring programme; helping mums transition back into TV after maternity

TOBY HUGHES

wonderborn group Chairman

Toby is an award-winning Technology, Media & Fintech entrepreneur & investor.  Over the last 20 years Toby has been involved in a number of successful start-ups including MoneyHub.  In 2016 he became an early investor in Three Arrows and in 2018 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.

JON HANCOCK

Managing Director

Jon co-founded Three Arrows in 2015 having had a stellar career in BBC Children’s during which he won multiple awards including a BAFTA for the hit CBeebies gameshow Swashbuckle.  His experience spans all genres from Factual, Fact-Ent, Scripted and Animation to Live Events, having overseen four top-rating CBeebies Christmas Productions.  Jon has served as Executive Producer on Andy and the Band (Series 1), the award-winning Treasure Champs and ground-breaking pre-school brand The Baby/Toddler Club. 

Meg Nicholson

ASSISTANT PRODUCER

An experienced Assistant Producer with a huge passion for creating content that is primarily for, or about, children. She has scripted and helped to produce over one-hundred Early Years Educational films for Discovery Education and BBC Education, as well as writing many songs, stories and scripts for The Baby Club and The Toddler Club. Meg is super creative and has a very keen eye for detail. She loves strong coffee, hiking, yoga and anything colourful!

DOMINIC PARRY

Chief operating officer

Dominic 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.

Simon Partington

Head of Animation

Animation Director and Designer on the multi–BAFTA Award-Winning Old Jack's Boat and co-developed the spin off series Rockpool Tales. Director and Producer on the BAFTA nominated Poppies for BBC Children’s and most recently a Producer on Cheeky Pandas, Dog Loves Books, The World According to Grandpa and The Toddler Club. Simon leads on all Animation Development and Production. 

Rachel Thompson

HEAD OF PRODUCTION

Rachel’s experience spans 18 years in the TV industry working on programmes for all the major UK broadcasters.  Before joining Three Arrows, Rachel was Head of Production for the highly-acclaimed documentary makers – Nine Lives Media.  During this period, she worked on several series and one-offs for high profile factual strands. Rachel’s extensive production experience also includes Primetime Drama having worked as part of the team on the multi-award-winning series The Bill.

Joe Watson

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR

Based at our parent company in Bristol, Joe worked in BBC Factual and was part of the Children’s team at the BBC’s world-famous Natural History Unit developing hit series Andy’s Wild Adventures and Natural Born Hunters.  Mother of three, Joe is a passionate developer of new content and is Producer/Director across our Education and Kids & Family faith-focussed slates.

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

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

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

NEWS

May 27, 2022

The Baby Club shortlisted at the Broadcast Digital Awards 2022

We’re delighted to be shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Digital Pre-School Content category of the Broadcast Digital Awards 2022.

Mar 21, 2022

Gemma Atkinson announced as presenter of The Toddler Club on CBeebies

Radio and TV presenter Gemma Atkinson is joining CBeebies’ TV series The Toddler Club as she invites youngsters – and their grown-ups – to join in with the songs and fun activities at home.

Sep 6, 2021

Three Arrows Media Appoints Simon Partington as Head of Animation

Award-winning, Manchester-based production company ThreeArrows Media has appointed prolific Animation Producer and Director Simon Partington as its new Head of Animation.

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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.