Meet the Team

Say hello to the faces of Slinky Productions!

Scott Ledbury

Managing Director
Exec. Producer  /  Co-founder


After six years of media college and uni, Scott’s first graduate step on the career ladder was making tea at the BBC. He soon started working on a variety of programmes for BBC1, ITV and Channel 5.

Moving on to a Sutton Coldfield based production company, Scott began climbing the ranks from his first job there as a Video Editor, and then over time became a Director and Live Show-caller on many productions – working with the likes of Ricky Gervais, Cliff Richard, Bruce Forsyth and the legendary Timmy Mallet(!) – whilst also having the pleasure of filming at a range of notable venues, including Abbey Road and 10 Downing Street.

These days Scott is found leading Slinky’s company strategies, producing and directing a diverse range of video content at Slinky — and occasionally still makes the tea!
He also hosts Backlight, the Video & Digital Marketing Podcast from Slinky.

In his downtime, Scott enjoys travelling the world riding rollercoasters, and is a proud member of the Rollercoaster Club Of Great Britain!

John Brown Jnr

Exec. Producer  /  Director

Following a 3 year party at the University of Lincoln, John spent a year or so at a video and events agency in the West Midlands. Before, finding his way through the smoke to “that London”.

John spent a few years with a couple of media agencies before joining BBC Worldwide as Video and DVD Producer/Editor. Creating content for shows such as Little Britain, Mad Dogs, Doctor Who and Being Human. After 7 years he returned to the West Midlands to work for national vet charity PDSA as their in-house Video Producer.

John has pretty much gone full circle, but is now firmly back in the West Midlands at Slinky Productions. You can find him heading-up the production team, driving company strategy and directing various content for our awesome clients!

Ryan Cox

Lead Designer

Starting his Slinky life with a Media apprenticeship back in 2013, Ryan now holds permanent place as Lead Designer. Specialising in the wizardry that is graphics, animation and image manipulation.

During his humble media student years, Ryan had tried it all, from pre-production to post. Working up the production chain, he eventually found his calling in graphical design and animation. Those discovered skills — developed through many hours of personal projects and pursuits — have turned into confident ability.

At Slinky, Ryan wears many hats, and still undertakes cameraman and editor roles alongside design duties. However, the best showcase of his work is the wide range of professional animation videos Slinky has produced over the years.

Ami Petch

Editor

Following 3 years of studying Media Production at the University of Lincoln, Ami worked for another 6. Joining a Lincoln-based production company as a Video Editor and Camera Operator.

Between leaving Lincoln and joining Slinky, Ami has worked on a number of freelance projects in her career. The most notable being her involvement with the Wimbledon Tennis Championships!

Currently loving her role as Video Editor, Ami enjoys the variety of work coming through the door. As well as being part of the brilliant Slinky team!

Stuart Jacobs-Cook

Motion Graphic Designer

Stu’s journey started in Birmingham with a BTEC in Graphic Design. Following this, he left his home city for 3 years to study Graphic Design further at the University of Lincoln. This helped solidify his core design and motion graphic skills for the working world — with a sprinkle of Glitch Art on the side.

Yet, the charms of Birmingham were soon missed. He travelled back to home turf and found work as a freelancing Tech and Motion Graphics Tutor for a local arts centre. Thereafter finding himself at the golden gates of Slinky.

As a Motion Graphic Designer, we see him putting those well-developed skills to good use. Creating a range of creative graphics and animations for our superb clients!

Steve Mackie

Co-founder

Steve began his career in theatre with a long and notable spell working worldwide with West End / Broadway shows and large-scale concerts. Steve then joined Birmingham Royal Ballet as Deputy Head of Lighting for five successful years.

After leaving theatre, Steve co-founded Slinky Productions with Scott Ledbury, taking control of the office as Production Manager, but also serving as lighting expert for our many studio and live shoots.

In 2016, Steve decided to head back to his roots in the world of theatre, moving on from Slinky Productions. Though Steve is no longer with Slinky day to day, he occasionally returns to consult for us on lighting and live event ventures.