The team at PiP always help you make the best decisions.

We bring integrity, transparency and a genuine understanding of the market to all our partnerships.

When we set up PiP in 2012 we understood first-hand the difficulty of hiring brilliant senior talent in the competitive, fast-moving content production industry. After many years working in-house in independent production companies, our team knows that critical hires are often made hastily from existing pools of known talent.

We vowed to do things differently with PiP. We work hard to expand your network for you and keep tabs on the best in the business so that when you need to make a hire, we’re plugged into the people you need. The legacy of how we help our clients has shown that it’s the right approach: people stay in the jobs we find for them.

Sarah Shields

Founder

Areas of Expertise: Digital, Branded, Broadcast TV, Executive Search, Consultancy, Business Development.

Sarah leads our C-Level and senior creative searches across digital, branded and TV markets. She brings a wealth of industry experience to her role, always with one eye on future trends. Prior to setting up PiP she was Head of Talent at Tiger Aspect, Maverick and RDF Television. Sarah’s production credits include hit Channel 4 series Faking It.

Grainne McPhillips

Executive Search Consultant

Areas of expertise: Broadcast TV,  Scripted, Development, Recruitment, Executive Search, New Business.

Grainne joined PiP in 2016 as an Executive Search Consultant. She has a background in unscripted television casting and production. Her TV credits include The Voice and The Apprentice.

Alice Friel

Executive Search Consultant

Areas of expertise: Broadcast TV, Advertising, Scripted, Development, Recruitment, Executive Search.

Alice joined PiP in 2019 as an Executive Search Consultant. She previously worked in unscripted television casting and production. Her TV credits include The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Big Brother and Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

Thaliqua Smith

Researcher

Thaliqua Joined PiP in 2021. She previously worked in Television within casting, researching and development teams. Previous experience include Naked Attraction, Blankety Blank and The NFL show.

Georgia Hunt

Talent Consultant

Georgia joined PiP in 2021. She previously worked in unscripted TV production and post-production. Her TV credits include The Voice, Dancing on Ice and The Royal Variety Performance.

Ian Prophet

Finance Director

Ian has a wealth of experience mentoring SMEs and business startups. He currently holds multiple directorships in the recruitment sector, allowing him to bring knowledge and deep insight of a variety of sectors to PiP.

Fiona Chambers

Legal and Business Affairs

Fiona is a legal and business affairs consultant specialising in contract review and the acquisition, distribution and exploitation of TV and media rights and content. After qualifying as a solicitor in a City law firm, she became legal counsel for Chorion dealing with exploitation and management of children’s and adult literary properties. She was then Senior Solicitor at RDF/ Zodiak Rights (now Banijay Rights) for over a decade, where she advised on all aspects of global TV and format distribution legal and business affairs for both kids and factual brands and programming. After stints back in private practice as a commercial contracts and IP lawyer, and subsequently as General Counsel for Caesars Entertainment, in 2015 Fiona set up her business affairs consultancy with clients now including indies, distributors and TV channels.