Patchway Studios is very much a grass-roots studio, developed by the film and HETV industry for the film and HETV industry.
In other words, our consultants know exactly what makes production staff’s lives easier, happier and… well, more productive. This puts us in the best position to identify and resolve issues that production staff experience day-to-day, before they become sticking points.
Sam is responsible for SG Capital Partners’ investment in the film and television studios strategy. Sam has significant experience in investing in occupational and real estate assets. He is very excited about the potential of the film and television industry and the economic development opportunities for the South West region.
Sam was formerly an investment manager at Swiss investment firm Corvus Capital. He holds an MSc in Finance and has 30 years of investment and asset management experience.
Poppy is a SW-based Supervising Location Manager with over 20 years’ experience. Poppy has substantial experience scouting locations, negotiating hires, contracts and arranging all associated logistics, and working with production executives, directors and producers at all stages.
Poppy frequently hosts site visits / location recces and meetings with multiple stakeholders and has been responsible for large teams across multiple sites sometimes working with over 100 people. Poppy is comfortable and confident liaising with local authorities and location representatives.
Poppy founded the South West Production Company, producing photography and commercial shoots for clients including Apple and Google.
James is a BAFTA-nominated production designer working on high-end television productions for clients including Sky, Netflix, 20th Century Fox, HBO and the BBC. His work includes overseeing the entire design and build process from initial scripts through to filming, along with sourcing a team to support the project and managing a department.
James has worked in a huge number of film studios throughout the UK and around the world, giving an unparalleled insight into the functionality of these facilities. He has strong relationships with many production executives and has worked as a consultant on three recent studio developments. James is a fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Monty is a South West-based supervising location manager who has worked on productions for Netflix, Amazon and Disney.
Monty has substantial experience scouting locations, negotiating hires and contracts, budgeting and arranging all associated logistics. He has worked with production executives, directors and producers at all stages. He frequently hosts meetings with multiple stakeholders to set up complex location/based shoots and has provided productions with production space in the region for several years.
Monty has worked as a stills producer for US Vogue and on productions of all scales. He trained in Stage Management at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and produced several theatre productions before moving into television and film.
Studio Development Executive
Charlotte leads on business, development and financial strategy for Patchway Studios and provides financial forecasting and analysis for SG Capital Partners’ investment and development projects. She has had a varied career across the public, private and non-profit sectors in property development, housing policy, architecture, business finance and operations.
Charlotte holds an MBA from the University of Oxford where she established the finance and corporate services functions for the university’s £4b real estate development joint venture with Legal and General Capital. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in property, history and international relations and a postgraduate certificate in public management.
Charlotte is an associate of Trinity College London, having performed in a number of stage shows and been a film extra.
Group Operations Director
Su is an operations and project manager with 30 years’ broad business experience within corporate and SME environments. Previously a human resource professional, Su became a specialist in outsourcing and provided advice to the IT and banking sectors for over 10 years.
Su currently manages the operations of the SG group of companies including Patchway Studios. She holds a BA (Hons) in Business and studied human resources via the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Tim holds a degree in business studies and began his working life in accountancy working for two London boroughs and a London university. Tim successfully implemented new accounting software at the university and moved to a financial software company where he was involved with implementing financial solutions to a wide range of organisations.
Tim joined SG Capital Partners in 2018 to provide accountancy support across the group’s companies.
India joined the family business in 2020. She manages the group’s marketing team, including traditional and digital specialists. India also works with SG Capital Partners’ professional consultants and design teams to develop and deliver real estate development and interior concepts.
India studied Modern Languages at University of Bristol, Interior Design at Chelsea College of Arts and Management and Leadership at Oxford Saïd Business School. She is also a Certified Digital Marketing Professional.