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PIERS READ

Co-Founder + CEO

Piers has extensive experience of urban regeneration having curated and operated thriving creative neighbourhoods in London, Birmingham and Manchester, consisting of Film + TV production facilities, creative workspaces and hospitality destinations.

 

Having worked in Film + TV since his teenage years, resulting in producing credits on the world renowned and award winning global hits The Inbetweeners and Peep Show. 

Piers has since left his mark on the UK studio industry. Acquiring Wimbledon Studios from Thames Television in 2010 before founding TIME + SPACE Studios, and The Creative District Company which bought Twickenham Film Studios in 2020. Piers oversees growth strategies for the company, driving stakeholder engagement with a strong emphasis on enterprise initiatives for start-ups and SMEs based at our campuses.

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JEREMY RAINBIRD

Co-Founder + CEO

Jeremy is a Film + TV entrepreneur with more than 30 years experience working in, launching and developing international companies, focusing on commercial astuteness and finding the competitive edge.

Previously an active Global Partner (currently NED) and seed investor of Merman, the BAFTA & Emmy award winning global production house. Jeremy has delivered productions for ABC, NBC, HBO, Disney, C4, BBC, Amazon and many more.

Jeremy’s knowledge of all things production and content, combined with a love of architecture, the built environment and exceptional service drive his relentless belief and dedication for TIME + SPACE Studios and The Creative District Company. Jeremy oversees investor and client outreach for both TCDC and TSS as well as heading up all production services and IP investments.

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SANJAY NAGPAL

Finance Director

Sanjay offers his vast experience and expertise in complex corporate financial modelling, accounting and strategic planning.

 

With over 25 years of experience and professional qualifications in accounting from the UK, USA and India. Since 2016 Sanjay has helped owner managed companies to grow businesses with a view to exit strategy and has been involved in the purchase and sale of various companies over the years. He has a wide range of experience including corporate finance work, strategic planning and a commercial approach to business advice.

Sanjay heads up financial operations and ensures TIME + SPACE Studios and The Creative District Company possess fully dovetailed property, finance and operational models throughout the group allowing for the development and growth of the business.

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LISA KNIGHT-SMITH

Executive Assistant 

Lisa excels in her field with over 30 years experience in running fast-paced executive offices across the creative industries.

Supporting the smooth and efficient running of several high profile executive diaries and back office support, Lisa’s experience and ability to think on her feet has cemented her as one of the most sought after Executive Assistants in the creative industries.

Lisa oversees the core back office and executive diary functions for TIME + SPACE Studios and The Creative District Company, overseeing HR, assisting the Senior Management Team on all day to day requirements, as well as holding the position of Executive Assistant to the Board of Twickenham Film Studios.