Grant Mansfield is the Chief Executive and Founder of Bristol-based Plimsoll Productions, one of the largest and fastest growing independent TV production companies in the UK.

Before launching the company, in September 2013, he spent three years in LA as CEO of Zodiak USA, leading a large creative team producing shows for a wide variety of US Networks. Previously, as Managing Director of RDF and, before that, Director of Programmes at Granada TV, Mansfield was the creative lead for two of the UK’s most successful production companies, producing shows as diverse as “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here”, “Coronation Street”, “Cold Feet”, “Ladette to Lady” and “Secret Millionaire”.

He began his documentary career at the BBC in Bristol where he created and produced some of the Corporation’s most popular documentary series, including “Driving School”, “Vets in Practice” and “War Walks”. At Plimsoll, Grant is a creative lead on many of the company’s shows including “Tiny World” (Apple +), “Hostile Planet” (Disney+) and “Handmade” (Channel 4)

Plimsoll Productions’ rapid growth has been recognised with several national business awards, including the Sunday Times Fast Track 100. Grant Mansfield has also been voted the Daily Telegraph’s SME Business leader of the year and awarded an honorary doctorate by University of the West of England where he is also a Board member and visiting Professor  In 2019, Grant led a process to sell a minority stake in Plimsoll to private equity Group LDC and in 2022 he sold a majority stake to ITV in a deal valuing the company at £131 million. 

Jonathan Jackson

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Martha Holmes

Chief Creative Officer, Natural History & Science

Lynn Sinclair

Director of Talent

Karen Plumb

Head of Factual Entertainment

Tom Hugh-Jones

Creative Director, Natural History

Mark Itkin

Main Board Director

Marvin Rees

Non-executive Director & Mayor of Bristol

Richard Klein

Head of Documentaries UK & International

Kate Beetham

Executive Producer

Lisa Gilchrist

Head of Drama

Andrea Jackson

Managing Director, Magnify Media

Lucy Bilson

Head of Production

Will Brown

Head of Operations & HR

Becky Morrison

Head of Development

Ged Mansfield

Creative Director, Development
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