About Excellent Talent
First and foremost we're a service. We've hand picked our voice over artists and presenters to ensure that they're experienced, easy to work with and nice to their mums. We watch and listen carefully to every reel we get sent and before we take an artist onto our books, we meet them and get to know them, to make sure they think about the business in the same way that we do.
Secondly we're here to help. We take the problem of finding the right talent for the right project off your hands. If you've got a difficult client or an awkward brief, just talk it through with us.
Finally we're a team. The agents and our artists. We invest time in our voice over and presenting talent, coaching them, sharpening their skills, adapting to the ever changing trends in the market and getting feedback from clients. We cut all our presenters' showreels in house, we produce all our own voice over demos, and, as a result, everyone knows the high standards we work to. There aren't many voice over agents who do this. After all - we have a name to live up to. Call us and find out just how friendly and efficient we are.
Jon Briggs - Owner and Founder
Jon set up Excellent in 1996 on a dining room table as a direct result of becoming one of the most recognised TV promo voices in the business. He has been a professional voice artist, radio and TV presenter for over 30 years. He established Excellent as an agency that was designed to be different from the rest and loves the fact that we live up to our name every year for both artists and clients alike.
Pete Gold - Co-Director
Pete is the co-founder of Excellent and is also an established voice over. He has performed as a stand-up and sketch comedian with several Edinburgh Fringe festivals to his credit, and is also an accomplished songwriter and musician. He is responsible for editing all the showreels on this website and making sure they sound truly Excellent.
Marie-Claire Walton - Managing Director & Presenters Agent
Marie-Claire has a comprehensive track record in TV production, working with the likes of Prince Edward and Richard Hammond and producing documentaries for Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton. After over a decade of programme making, she realised that her true passion was for casting the talent and joined Excellent where she continues to nurture relationships with talent, agents, producers, directors, writers, commissioning editors and channel controllers on a daily basis.
Olivia Frawley - Voice Over Agent
Olivia comes from a theatrical background with most of her family working in the arts.
After interning with a theatre company and several years working in administration and accounts, Liv joined Excellent, bringing with her a passion for casting and a huge knowledge of film and theatre.
She loves working at Excellent because no two days are ever quite the same!
Rachel Ridge - Voice Over Agent
Rachel has spent several years in post production and is well versed in helping producers create powerful and engaging content.
After working at the delivery stage of projects and assisting on set for a range of features and commercials, she decided to expand her love of performance and work directly with the talent.
Casting for a vast variety of projects and helping to nurture such amazing talent are among the many reasons she loves working with Excellent!