RATCHET is an award winning video, digital and animation company.
We specialise in video creation, web design/build, branding and animation across all sectors.
From strategy and concept, to production and delivery, RATCHET has it all covered under one roof. If you are looking to increase traffic, engagement and conversions, raise brand awareness, or support your content strategy, we offer a full set of solutions:
- Corporate Websites
- E-commerce websites
- Microsites/Landing pages
- Performance optimization
- SEO audit
- Web usability/UX audit
- Web hosting, back up and maintenance
- Mobile apps
- Banners (Static, Flash, Gif)
- Email templates / E-flyers
- Videos for all brand communications
- Promo campaigns for broadcast
- Animation/motion graphics
- Video content for live events
- Web animations (HMTL5 / Flash)
- Filming and live streaming
- Sales and Format promos
- Digital communication strategy
- Marketing and creative strategy
- Content strategy
- Digital masterclasses
- Translation services
- Corporate brand identity (incl. logo)
- Brochures, posters, leaflets, flyers
- Catalogues, books
- Pull up banners
Not just thinkers, we’re doers! RATCHET has an agile and flexible in-house production team for video, filming, motion graphics, website design and animation. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, speed and high quality output. Understanding the brand and the needs of the audience/consumer under-pins everything we create.
Our international experience, free thinking spirit and years of marketing, broadcast, design and tech wisdom, mean that we really understand how to work with clients to create, manage and grow their brand or business.
At this point I should tell you all about my career but as we all know it’s the things that we don’t put on our CV that are important. Nowhere on my CV do I mention my love of the Daily Telegraph sport pages or how Max Hastings gave me a job as youth sports feature writer straight out of university. I do mention that I spent nearly 15 years at the BBC as a Producer and Creative Director but I fail to mention that I accidentally dislocated a man’s shoulder in the fire doors at TV Centre. Accidentally being the key fact.
I don’t mention that I had an amazing experience living and working in Toronto for 5 years but I talk about launching BBC Canada and BBC Kids. While TV has been “home” for most of my working life “content” is where we now live. I love making video to tell a good story, apparently the world is full of “storytellers” these days but I really did start my career as one in black and white.
No where on my CV do I mention hobbies, but I feel it necessary to disclose that if I won the lottery I wouldn’t give up work; instead I’d hire a full time sherpa to carry all my stuff on a world tour of cooling towers and he could then double up as my caddie on the best links courses across the globe. I like value for money see…
Digital & Marketing Director
Over the last 16 years, I have worked for major global brands (Masterfoods, 3M, AOL, BBC) and agencies (WPP) where I held senior digital marketing positions.
Taking this media and advertising experience plus my passion for online/digital, I have helped start-ups (Intent HQ, JustGo) and other businesses get their digital and social strategy up and running.
I managed local and international teams in marketing, creative and sales. Working globally, I have built a large network within the digital industry.
Speaking French, English and Spanish, I hold Master’s degrees in Economics, Management, and Marketing from Caen University and ESSEC in France.
Aside from work, I play golf (…getting there!), and drums in a Jazz Band.
I have over 20 years experience in the broadcasting industry where I spent the majority of my career working for BBC Radio Entertainment.
As a Radio Producer I worked on a huge range of programmes including panel shows, topical music programmes, Radio Comedy Dramas through to award winning sketch shows.
Over the last 7 years I have freelanced in a Production Coordinator capacity on a wide variety of programmes and have also produced many Audio Books, combining my passion for all things audio & literature!
I’d like to say I have plenty of hobbies and interests outside of work but with 2 young children these are sadly a thing of the past!
I’m an experienced video editor and producer. Initially I started my career as a runner and edit assistant, otherwise known as professional coffee maker and office dog’s body! It wasn’t long however until I got the chance to hone my skills in the edit suite working on live music events, doco’s, web content and commercials, plus editing/producing half hour and full hour motor racing programmes for Channel 4, Sky Sports and Eurosport, as well as working in Qatar and Dubai on an international power boating series.
But who needs all that sun when you have the beautiful surroundings of SE1 to look at every day? Here at RATCHET I have filmed and cut both broadcast and B2B promotional material for clients such as BBC Worldwide, BBC, all3media, ITV and Freeview. As well as plying my trade to the world of apps. One of them, an innovative online golfing app series, which has taught me a thing or two about my own game!
I’m at home using Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, and the old but gold, Final Cut Pro. Jack-of-all-trades, master of… we’ll leave it there.
I am a multi-disciplined creative with over 15 years experience as a print, branding and web designer, art director and conceptualiser in experiential marketing.
Because I live and breathe all things Photoshop and Illustrator, I tend to be everyone’s best friend, especially when they need a picture of themselves to be “touched up!”
Motion Graphic Designer
As a designer I try to make these guys look good! I’m a graduate from Ravensbourne with a BA (hons) degree in motion graphics and a YCN Student Awards winner. I enjoy the challenge of handling a variety of 3d and 2d graphic tasks that come through the door; creating complex 3d animation in Cinema 4D to crafting stills and photo retouching.
I have worked on a range of commercial briefs that have required motion graphics, good old-fashioned graphic design, branding, advertising pitches and film-making. I am at home using Cinema 4D, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator as well as having some experience working in Realflow. I have created graphic solutions for television branding, on air promos, show title sequences, corporate identity, product visualisation and infographics. I like to think I lower the age range in the RATCHET team and delaying what I like to call the ‘Battenberg effect’.
I have 15 years experience in digital project management and content strategy.
Having worked in the AOL editorial strategy department as a Senior Project manager, I then became Head of Content for a major educational website ‘France Télévisions’. For the last 4 years, I was the Chief Executive Manager of the French Affiliate Marketing Association, where I defined and implemented the marketing & communication strategy (including PR). In addition to a literature degree, I hold a Masters degree in Organisational Management (ESCP Europe) and a Masters in Geopolitics (Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne). I speak French, English, and have a basic understanding of Russian. I am also mum of two! In my spare time I enjoy Pilates.
Our main objective is the success of our clients, whatever the industry and whatever the size.
Working with Tom's company was a wonderful experience. Their understanding of the subtle make up of our school helped us create a visual identity which truly reflect the school’s goals and ethos. They always responded swiftly to our requests when we needed changes. I have only received compliments on the website: users find it very easy to navigate and visually striking!Mireille Rabate, School Head – Lycée International de Londres
The whole team has been impressed and delighted by the work which has been done: MMI now has a responsive, SEO friendly, media rich website which explains clearly our activities in an engaging way- a challenging task in our case! Thanks so much for the great work.Frank Christ, CEO – Munich Medical International
This is a big consumer facing project and the team (UX, design, web development) has been brilliant. It’s easy for the user to navigate, easy for the Kid Rated team to update, works perfectly on mobile and tablets. We are so happy to have a brand and a website to be proud of and that we have already received compliments for.Simon London, CEO – KidRated
It was great working with Tom. The analysis was clear and thorough enabling us to work up data-driven recommendations. Tom turned around the work in a very tight time frame which was appreciated.Katya Speciale, Partner – Off The Fence Marketing
Tom's company understood our business and challenges and came up with solutions that were then perfectly executed. We also appreciated the availability and flexibility. Highly recommended!Irene Clapham, CEO – NC Communications
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2nd October 2015
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164 - 180 Union Street
London SE1 0LH
Company Number: 8918660