About strategic thinking. About creativity. About reliability. About relationships. About outcomes. That’s what we’re about. We have a small core team which is supported by our global hub. The hub is a world-class team made up of communication experts, directors and producers, technical and digital masterminds.
Chief Executive Officer
Stephen has a background in media and politics and has spent his career advising on communications and reputation.
He’s a former BBC News and Current Affairs producer. He founded ctn group and established The Leadership Agency. He works predominantly with individual leaders and their leadership teams, advising on communications strategy and coaching personal impact skills. He’s a frequent public speaker and retains an interest in political campaigning and international relations. He’s chairman of the British-German Association and serves as an Honorary Officer and advisor to the Royal Navy.
Carol works with our production team to help them deliver a commercially profitable product and complements our small but agile finance team. She is responsible for the management of our staff’s environment and enjoys that no two days are the same. Carol gets to work on all our projects and enjoys working alongside all our team.
Experienced accountant with strange eastern European sense of humour trying to explain to creative people that timesheets are a necessary evil and expenses equal money in their bank account. Not always successful. Whoever said that behind every good business is a great accountant? It’s true!
After more than 30 years of experience and 10 years in the company, Tatjana has done it all and wants to do much more.
Director and Creative Editor
Stew’s role is to be part of the team that comes up with an idea. The person to direct a film; shoot the footage for a film or edit the final outcome and in most instances he will do all of those roles for one job.
Stew is multi-skilled and dynamic in approach. An accomplished filmmaker with 20 years’ experience who self-shoots, directs, edits and writes treatments and scripts. He is passionate about being creative, whether that is with a visual concept for documentary style shoots or coming up with the perfect idea for a drama.
Stew has worked on a vast array of award winning projects for many of our clients but in his own words ‘you’re only as good as your last project’ and is very proud to have been part of the team involved in the recent Global Teacher Prize films for the Varkey Foundation and Embolden’s ongoing work for the Royal Navy.
Event Director Atlantic Future Forum
Sally is an experienced Event Director with over 20 years’ experience, directing and delivering international exhibitions, conferences, and awards in a wide variety of market sectors including: Manufacturing, technology and defence.
Combining her skills in business strategy and management, event delivery and partner acquisition, Sally relishes a challenge, overcoming obstacles to deliver successful outcomes. Sally is a great communicator and organiser and one of her favourite activities is ticking things off her many ‘to do’ lists.
Sally has lived and worked in the United States and joins our team as Event Director for the Atlantic Future Forum held onboard HMS Price of Wales in the USA, in partnership with the Royal Navy.
Head of Film
With more than a decade as a broadcast journalist for ITN and Channel 4 News, Rebecca joined as a Producer in 1998 and is now Embolden’s Head of Film.
Communicator, filmmaker, journalist, writer, creator and producer. Arch organiser and mobiliser!
From name-dropping shoots with people like Mikhail Gorbachev, the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, to filming with school kids in the slums of Mumbai to factory workers in China, on oil rigs in the North Sea to battleships in the Atlantic, she’s been given privileged insights into the worlds of commerce, technology, education and manufacturing. She’s filmed and produced live events in more than 45 countries, and worked with some of the world’s best film and video practitioners.
Technical Project and Production Manager
Nick is a versatile project and production manager with many years’ experience working with high profile clients in a busy video production environment.
Nick has active involvement in infrastructure planning and development, facility management, IT support, technical production management, crew supervision, studio lighting, video camera operation, and live vision mixing and directing. Nick also has more than 10 years’ experience as an Avid video editor working with in-house and freelance producers and directors on various short form videos and presentation material.
Nick was overall technical manager for the Time for Change event at the Shard working with key production partners, has worked on literally hundreds of training workshops in a management and technical capacity, and manages all external technical partners and suppliers.
One of the newest additions to CTN, Becca joins our team fresh out of the University of Nottingham, where she received a First-class degree in English with Creative Writing. She now works as an Associate, using her creative flare to liven up scripts, tenders and treatments alike.
Becca works closely alongside clients and helps to produce top-quality films and events. She loves the breadth of her role at CTN; from film production to strategic communications, no two days are ever the same.
Over the years we’ve won many industry awards for live events including Tusk Time for Change, the Home Office Run Hide Tell counter terrorism films and Cyber Awareness campaigns for a FTSE 100 company.