Ed Taylor

Managing Director

Ed Taylor has over 20 years experience in the television industry devising and producing non-scripted programming for BBC 1,2,3 and 4, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky and Reelz in the US. Most recently he has held Creative Director positions at ITV Studios and Viacom International Studios UK and was also Head of Development for the BBC’s regional factual unit many moons ago!

Amongst others he has worked with Sir Trevor McDonald, Paul O’Grady, David Jason, Julia Bradbury, Anita Rani, Jane McDonald, Michael Buerk and John Sergeant. His series Autopsy: The Last Hours was commissioned in the UK and the US and now runs to over 130 episodes, is broadcast in 140 countries and is the highest selling factual programme ITV has ever had. Observational documentary Paddington 24/7 for Channel 5 is now at 30 episodes and counting. Reputational documentaries have included Trevor McDonald on Martin Luther King for ITV, David Harewood: In the Shadow of Mary Seacole (a documentary following the process of making the first statue in Britain of a named black woman) and Britain’s Secret Treasures with the British Museum for ITV.

He likes to eat honey straight out of the jar with a spoon!

Dee Hendry

Chief Operating Officer

Dee achieved a place on the 2022 Breakthrough Leaders programme – she is one of 50 black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds leaders who will help shape and redefine future leadership in the TV industry and act as a proactive catalyst for positive change.

Dee has over 20 years of experience and delivered over 100s of television hours in non-scripted and scripted, across a range of genres and to many broadcasters, including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, PBS, US Reelz, Sky and Discovery UK. Having graduated in law, Dee decided she preferred number crunching to crunching case law.

Dee set-up Honey Bee working with the company directors to define and deliver the business and commercial strategy, leading productions to ensure maximum value, ensuring the health of the pipeline, appropriate investment in development, and aligned approach to market opportunities with co-production partners.

Prior to this, Dee help set-up Uplands Television. She over saw landmark series Empire: the World’s First Superpower, with David Olusoga for PBS, BBC and BBC Studios, The Unremembered with David Lammy for Channel4, and Generation Windrush for BBC.

Ros Edwards

Executive Producer

Ros has been a busy bee during her 25 years in the television industry. She’s created a wide range of documentaries for major broadcasters including BBC One, Two and Four, CBeebies, CBBC, ITV1, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Reelz in the US.

She developed her skills working in Children’s Television, on shows including Blue Peter and the award winning ‘Serious Explorers’. She then went on to make numerous factual and fact ent documentaries including producing and directing ‘To Kill a Mockingbird at 50’, ‘Return of the Rhino: A Last Chance to See Special’, the critically acclaimed ‘Stephen Fry and the Great American Oil Spill’ and a number of popular history series’ with ‘Britain’ in the title. She’s also worked in development and her series producer credits include the drama documentaries ‘Breaking the Band’ and ‘Autopsy: The Last Hours’ for Reelz.

Ros has been lucky enough to work with lots of very talented people including Stephen Fry, Katie Derham, Kirstie Allsopp, Bettany Hughes, Michael Buerk, Ben Fogle, Konnie Huq, Gethin Jones, Matt Baker, Floella Benjamin, Annie Lennox and Kristen Davis.

She loves to smother healing honey on her sore hands after rowing.

James Currell

Board Adviser – Finance

James has over 25 years experience in the entertainment industry across TV and Film in leaderships roles based in London, New York and Los Angeles; he is the former President of Viacom UK, Northern and Eastern Europe, a business that included Channel 5 (UK) and Viacom International Studios (UK).  During a 17 year career at Viacom, James was also CFO and COO of Viacom’s London based businesses; worked at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles; and worked with Viacom Media Networks in New York. James started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Los Angeles and London.
 
He likes to eat honey on his porridge!