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”, “Tonight “ and “Ladette to Lady”

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”.

Plimsoll Productions’ rapid growth has been recognised with national awards from the Sunday Times and the British Chamber of Commerce and Grant Mansfield was voted the Daily Telegraph’s SME Business leader of the year. In 2019 he led a process to sell a minority stake in Plimsoll to private equity Group LDC. In 2022 he spearheaded a majority stake sale to ITV Studios in a landmark deal, valuing the company at £131 million. In addition to his non-executive Board role at UWE, Grant is also a Vice President of Maggie’s Cancer Care.

Jonathan Jackson

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Martha Holmes

Chief Creative Officer, Natural History & Science

Karen Plumb

Head of Factual Entertainment

Alan Eyres

Head of Plimsoll USA

Mark Brownlow

Creative Director, Natural History

James Smith

Head of Adventure

Marvin Rees

Non-executive Director & Mayor of Bristol

Richard Klein

Head of Documentaries UK & International

Kate Beetham

Executive Producer

Andrea Jackson

Creative Director, Factual Entertainment

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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