Our name is also our birthplace. In the centre of the Channel 5 Newsroom was a table around which people gathered for meetings, brainstorms, and far-reaching ideathons that would shape the day's outlook; which stories would be told today, and how.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, it also happened to be place where you would find an endless supply of treats: birthday cakes, sweets brought back from holidays, leftover Christmas chocolates, Monday pick-me-up donuts. Friday biscuits to celebrate getting through the week.
It was known as the Middle Table, and it helped spawn a thousand programmes and one very sweet-toothed production company...
Jeremy is an editor, director and cameraman, though he’s really just a filmmaker at heart. He combines an eye for the perfect shot with an ability to tell a story. This creative flair is evidenced in films for Lamborghini, Appletiser and Google.
Jeremy now takes on the vital - and not a little onerous - role of overseeing operations at Middle Table, keeping projects and staff on the straight and narrow, while ensuring there’s also a regular supply of sugary treats.
Louise spearheads our business development team, spreading the word about our good work and talking to clients. As head of our Media Training arm, she also helps to improve their interview and presentation skills. A current presenter and reporter on 5 News at ITN, her insight into the business is as up-to-date as it comes.
If that weren’t enough, Louise is also a highly-skilled producer. Recent projects include a campaign for one of Europe’s largest banks, filmed in Hong Kong, London, Frankfurt and New York. She’s also an accomplished voiceover artist, with regular work for clients such as the wine merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd.
Adam is our Director of Photography. What this means in reality is he’s both our senior director and chief camera operator. He also thinks like a producer and an editor, so every shot he films has meaning and none is wasted. He can bring any picture-challenged project to life.
Adam's work has won him awards, including one for an investigation into shipbuilding in Bangladesh for Channel 5 News. He’s applied that level of skill to countless projects for us, as seen in the beautiful footage of ballet dancer Michaela DePrince, and the thoughtful, personal filming for Primark’s sustainable cotton project.
Win is the Design Director at Middle Table. He sets the standard for all of our graphical output, and ensures that our clients’ branding is always front and centre.
Like the rest of us, Win wended his way to Middle Table via the world of UK news. But he’s also a Los Angeles transplant who started out at E! and Warner Brothers, which means he brings a certain West Coast flair to his work. His passions are seeking out the latest software innovations, and creating new visual storytelling techniques - both of which sound even cooler when Win says it.
Richard's 20 years in television news took in roles as Deputy Editor of both Channel 5 News and ITV News at ITN. Now with experience in PR, Richard knows what makes a story, and what is leading the way in media and marketing all over the world. He also has a keen eye for detail and a vivid imagination.
He oversees all of Middle Table's output, when he’s not making yet another cup of tea.
Nick is both our chief sub and main writer. His job is to turn our inspired ideas into beautiful words, and to proofread and polish the words of others. He’s also the guardian of the Middle Table style guide. After years of working in news, he’s now a dab hand at taking vast amounts of information and fashioning it into concise and conversational language.
Keeping with the multi-skilling theme, Nick is also an experienced producer and project manager, with credits for a range of clients including Google, the Conservatives and the Remain Campaign.
Ifé is a producer and project manager with vast experience in news, current affairs and documentaries.
Ifé also has an innate ability to tell stories, coupling evocative words with beautiful images, and bringing any brief to life. You’ll find her touch all over our work for Google, the Conservatives and Sky, as well as projects such as the short film about Shawnee and Elijah for Reclaim at the YouTube Global Summit.
She also loves Formula 1 and has an unwritten law that she gets to produce our F1 content.
As head of our marketing department, Chloe brings in new clients, while also making sure we maintain good relationships with our current ones. She is also a creative: developing, producing and directing distinctive projects such as our film about Primark’s sustainable cotton programme - shot on location in Gujarat - Jack Wills’ Mucky Pheasant Campaign, and the season launch of Formula E team Mahindra.
Chloe was an anchor for many years on Sky News, and now reads the news on Channel 5. She brings her presenting skills to Middle Table’s Media Training arm, and her voiceover skills to a range of regular clients.