Media Release: Scotland’s leading production facility boasts growth in difficult climate

EDINBURGH’S award-winning film and TV production and post-production company, Freakworks, is responding to their busiest year by changing their management structure and appointing Tamsin Ansdell as their new MD.

This change will see Hamish Allison founder and former MD move into the role of creative director.

Creating two senior board level roles at Freakworks will allow for creative output and client servicing to be stronger whilst still capitalsing on recent growth and business opportunities.

Tamsin, previously of 1576 Advertising, and since 2007 partner in Edinburgh ad agency, Mightysmall, leaves to join Hamish Allison’s successful Freakworks, whose recent work includes Irn-Bru, EMI, BBC, Heineken and Adidas as well as work with advertising, digital and design agencies.

Says a spokesperson: “Freakworks has been steadily growing in the last three years, both in terms of prestige clients and the creative team.

“Freakworks has recently been identified and supported in growth by Scottish Enterprise to explore new markets and, as a result, with the business changing, it makes sense for Hamish Allison to make the move to head up the company as creative director and for it to be managed by Tamsin in the role of MD.”

Hamish Allison, MD of Freakworks, said:

“We’ve looked at many new market opportunities and now need a dedicated resource to get our proposition right and convert sales. Tamsin knows us and her strategic, business acumen is a perfect fit for us – she’s well respected throughout our industry. She’ll be a big addition to our management team.”

For further information and photographs, contact:

Hamish Allison, creative director, Freakworks, 0131555 3456

Tamsin Ansdell, managing director, Freakworks, 0131 555 3456

Ivan Broussine, Business Pointer, 07968 621137,

Note for editors

Freakworks is a successful, award winning, film and TV production and post-production company, based in Edinburgh’s creative district of Leith. Established in 2003 by MD Hamish Allison, Freakworks has state-of-the-art film and TV production and post-production facilities, providing editing, integrating e.g. motion graphics, visual and animation effects, colour grading for film, television and multi-media, on and offline.

With a staff of 13, the company has a prestigious client base of leading brands from across the UK, some of whom it works for direct, and others delivered to through third party advertising and design agency commissions.

32 year-old Tamsin Ansdell moved from design agency 1576 to start up Mightysmall in 2007, working as account handler and financial brains to grow the company, with clients like Spire Healthcare, Communication Workers Union, Woodland Trust, Murray International, National Museums of Scotland, The Balmoral Hotel, T in the Park. Mightysmall won the Scottish Advertising Grand prix in 2009.

Tamsin’s role in Freakworks will be to develop a new dynamic digital product with public and retail sectors, while supporting the MD with business growth, customer account management and stretching financial targets.

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