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About Us

OUR EXPERIENCE


For 37 years, KAYS have been an independent company specialising in film and TV information publishing.

It’s what we do and we know the industry inside out. In fact, KAYS is still run by the same management team that founded the company on 1 April 1981. First with directories and now across web, app and direct marketing, we cover all aspects of media publishing and have become the industry standard.

Based in Pinewood Studios and MediaCityUK, Manchester, we are uniquely placed to research and monitor the UK as well as the world’s film and television industry. Alongside which our continual investment in technology across all four platforms enables us to bring you instant access to the latest, up-to-date contact information on the industry’s leading companies and freelance technicians.

Despite our continued growth, the service we provide at KAYS has “always been personal” - that’s why you will find it written across the cover of our book. Whether you want to check your listing, book an advertisement, get help to download the app or pick up a complimentary copy of the KAYS book, you will find us in our offices at Pinewood Studios where you are most welcome to visit at any time.

OUR PEOPLE

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Bernard KayChief Executive

As Chief Executive and Founder of KAYS, Bernard has a ‘hands-on’ approach and heads up our sales team. Over the years, he has helped thousands of clients market themselves to the industry. When it comes to company strategy, Bernard is the ideas man of KAYS, always insisting that we never use the words ‘hope’, ‘assume’ or ‘should’.

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Jayne HatfieldPublishing Director

As Managing Director, Jayne puts the company’s plans into practice. With her forensic approach, she oversees the day-to-day running of the business and our media platforms, all whilst maintaining a personal touch.

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William StrettonEditorial Assistant

Nothing is ever too much to ask William, who oversees our client’s needs and is the first point of call for marketing and client content.

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Jessica WalshEditorial Assistant

Jessica heads up our editorial team, ensuring that all our website and app data is up-to-date and accurate. With her calm and confident manner, Jessica keeps us all sane.

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Rebecca SeagerEditorial Assistant

Rebecca is the friendly voice on the phone verifying contact information for all our listings. Chances are you will have already spoken with her, particularly if you’re that little bit late sending back your regular update form.

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Karen CrossSales

Karen is our long-standing member of the sales team. Having built up a successful relationship with her clients, she is highly respected within the industry.

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Susie GoodmanSales

As the most recent member of our team, Susie looks after new business. She also has the job of organising the sales team and keeping their diaries in check.

Bernard Kay
Chief Executive
Jayne Hatfield
Publishing Director
William Stretton
Editorial Assistant
Jessica Walsh
Editorial Assistant
Rebecca Seager
Editorial Assistant
Karen Cross
Sales
Susie Goodman
Sales