About Knight Ayton Management
Helen Purvis, Senior Agent
Helen first worked at Knight Ayton in early 2000 and returned in Autumn 2010. She works across all areas of the company - broadcast and corporate with a particular role in development. She previously worked in television production.
Nick joined Knight Ayton in January 2014 as office assistant. He supports and co-ordinates all diaries for the agents and manages our website and all social media.
Beth joined Knight Ayton in April 2016, and works across both corporate and broadcast engagements. Her background is in television production and PR.
Natasha Mayers, Accounts
Natasha has been with Knight Ayton since 2009 and has ten years of experience working in finance. She is a full member of AAT.
Paul March, Legal & Business Affairs
Paul joined Knight Ayton in 2014 and is head of Legal and Business Affairs. A former partner at Clintons in media and entertainment, Paul read law at Leeds University followed by a Masters in law (Intellectual Property) at University College London. Paul is a Trustee of the Radio Academy and writes on legal and media matters including for The Guardian, Broadcast, Herald and the legal publisher Lexis Nexis.
30th Anniversary Year
Knight Ayton Management has a long established reputation, representing the country's leading broadcasters in factual television: in news and current affairs and across the areas of history, science, business, consumer issues and lifestyle. Our clients include respected and legendary broadcasters Moira Stuart, Michael Buerk, Jon Snow, Angela Rippon, Jennie Bond, Nick Owen and Joan Bakewell. Sian Williams, after many years presenting Breakfast and major news programmes at the BBC is now the main anchor at Channel 5 News, BBC Radio 4’s Samira Ahmed, BBC Breakfast's Louise Minchin, ITV News’ Nina Hossain, Channel Four News' Cathy Newman and Tazeen Ahmad, award winning reporter for Dispatches on Channel Four.
Knight Ayton clients chair conferences, seminars and events and host award ceremonies. Many are accomplished after-dinner speakers.
We are able to offer recommendations for any occasion and budget as we are personal agents to all our clients, we have expert knowledge of who would be best suited to a particular event.
We represent news and current affairs journalists as well as expert factual presenters across a broad spectrum of business, the arts, history and sciences - historians Dominic Sandbrook, Suzannah Lipscomb, Professor Kate Williams and Greg Jenner present major programmes and series on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, ITV and Channel 4. Architecture and design is covered by architect Piers Taylor, and architectural historian Tom Dyckhoff both presenting major series on BBC Two. The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes and The Great Interior Design Challenge.
We strongly support science and medical, alongside Angela Rippon’s notable BBC One documentary Truth About Dementia, A&E doctor Saleyha Ahsan co-presents the long running BBC Two series, Trust Me I’m a Doctor, consultant paediatrician Dr Ravi Jayaram presented on Channel 4, and soon to be seen new face to television, Dr Helen Lawal co-presenting a new Channel 4 General Practitioner series.
Our business and financial journalists and broadcasters include ABI Financial Journalist of the Year Adam Shaw. Adam regularly presented BBC Panorama and the acclaimed BBC World business series, Horizons. In 2016 he began a long run of presenting ITV’s flagship current affairs series Tonight. Martin Lewis has his own dedicated top rated series The Martin Lewis Money Show on ITV alongside regular appearances on Good Morning Britain and BBC Radio together with his huge online following.
The depth and range of our pool of business talent is second to none.
Journalist Harry Wallop presents both current affairs Dispatches and consumer programmes for Channel 4. Angela Rippon and Julia Somerville present the hugely successful BBC One consumer series, Rip Off Britain which now spans Rip Off Live, Rip Off Travel and Rip Off Food and Alice Beer is ITV This Morning’s Consumer Editor.
Tim Harford is an economist, journalist and broadcaster. He is the author of "The Undercover Economist Strikes Back" and the million-selling "The Undercover Economist", a senior columnist at the Financial Times, and the presenter of Radio 4's long running and critically acclaimed "More or Less".
Jon Snow has won the Royal Television Society Presenter of the Year three times and received the honour of a BAFTA Fellowship in 2015. Alex Thomson was named RTS Journalist of the Year in 2012 and Tim Sebastian has previously won the Richard Dimbleby BAFTA together with two RTS Journalist of the Year awards and Interviewer of the Year award. Michael Crick has won three Royal Television Society awards including Specialist Journalist of the Year in 2013.
Knight Ayton represents broadcasters on all major radio networks including Moira Stuart on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show with Chris Evans, who broadcasts to a weekly audience of over 10 million. Jane Garvey is the host of Radio 4's Woman's Hour, Samira Ahmed presents flagship Radio 4 arts show Front Row, Matthew Bannister presents Radio 4's The Last Word and Outlook on the World Service, Adrian Goldberg, (winner of the Gillard Gold Award for original journalism) hosts the weekly BBC Radio 5 current affairs series, 5 Live Investigates.
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