Sarah Crisp

Head of Operations

London, United Kingdom
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Projects credited in

About me

* Excellent organisation and communication skills * Extensive production, project and event management experience (UK and abroad) * Well-practiced in prioritising, multi-tasking and working to tight deadlines in a hectic environment * Over 12 years’ experience in budgeting, financial reconciliation and production office management * Confident user of Excel, Word, Powerpoint, EP Scheduling, Final Draft, BusinessSafe Online, HR Online & Sage 50.


  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • TV
  • Craft
  • Party Planning
  • Management
  • Office Management
  • Project Management
  • Coordination
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Excel
  • Word
  • Advertising Production
  • Ad Production
  • Commercial Production
  • Film Production
  • Film/tv/theatre Production
  • Film Producing
  • Studio
  • Studio Admin
  • Studio Administration
  • Studio Co-ordination
  • Studio Setup

People I’ve worked with

  • Emma Winter

    • Set & Production Designer | Interdisciplinary Artist

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Sky


    • Television


    • Advertising
  • Ogilvy


    • Advertising
  • Mr. President

    Mr. President

    • Advertising

Work history


Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time


General Manager

Taylor James

Aug 2016 - Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • * Premises Expansion & Refurbishment: Overseeing premises expansion and refurbishment; briefing external suppliers, meticulous quote analysis, project management and cost-controlling. * Building & Facilities Management: Managing company premises in all respects; liasing with contractors, suppliers, utilities, managing agents and local authorities. Overseeing the upkeep of the premises and arranging for maintenance and repairs. Ensuring H&S compliance, completing risk assessments, managing building Fire Safety risk assessments, Fire Marshalling and building evacuation procedures, and office First Aid. * HR Management: Responsible for implementing and maintaining a centralised HR document storage framework using Microsoft Sharepoint. This project included extensive folder structure design, complex permissions settings, server and document cleanup and the rollout of the new system and procedures across the global company network. Other HR duties include: managing staff leave and acting as point of contact for sickness and absence reporting, consulting with employment law advisory team and dealing with disciplinary procedures. Updating and issuing all HR documentation. Tracking staff salaries, payrises, commissions and bonuses. Introducing new staff induction procedures and training initiatives. Assisting with recruitment across all departments. * Overseas branch setup: Assisted with the setup of a new branch in Berlin; including legal and HR services consultations, setting up a German payroll system, overseeing staff training and inductions and the implementation of TJ processes and procedures, and undergoing introductory training in German employment law. * Accounts: Reconciling petty cash, production floats and credit card expenditure. Logging supplier invoices and purchase orders.


Head of Operations

HunkyDory Films

Oct 2008 - Aug 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Building & Facilities Management: Managing company premises in all respects; liasing with contractors, suppliers, utilities, managing agents, local residents and local authorities. Overseeing the upkeep of the premises and arranging for building works, quotes and repairs. Implementing and overseeing the booking system for in-house facilities, equipment, desk space and personnel. Ensuring H&S compliance, completing risk assessments, managing building Fire Safety risk assessments, Fire Marshalling and building evacuation procedures, and office First Aid. Premises Relocations: Organised moving company premises from Soho to Camden in July 2013, then from Camden to Angel in November 2014 without any disruption to operations. This involved extensive property searches, contractual and financial negotiations for both leasing and purchasing, legals, deeds and titles, costing and budgeting, building surveys, overseeing extensive property refurbishment, server/hosted phone system/data cabling/leased line installation and meticulous project planning with a very quick turnaround. Producer / Production Manager / Production Assistant for over 60 commercials, 12 short films & 2 features. Clients include: Guinness, B&Q, Sainsbury’s, Specsavers, Nokia, Mitsubishi, Knorr, Mattel, Morrisons and BBC Children in Need amongst many others. I have also provided additional operational support to over 340 commercial productions to date. Event & Project Management: I regularly co-ordinate annual company trips to Cannes, Kinsale, SXSW, Amsterdam & Dublin including booking flights, hotels, cars, private charter boats, designing event invites and entertainment schedules, as well as arranging Sales & Marketing events and seasonal parties. Financial management & accounting, including: Budgeting for productions Final financial reconciliation for every production Managing and reconciling all petty cash flow, production floats and credit card expenditure Company invoicing and chasing debtors Logging all incoming supplier invoices and overseeing from sign-off through to payment Staff, management & directors profit shares Managing all HR and staff-related matters, including: Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Disciplinary Procedures and other legal matters Interviewing and hiring for in-house staff vacancies Appraisals, salaries and role succession Staff training; Fire Safety, First Aid, APA Producers Masterclass and other industry-relevant courses Overseeing day to day running of the office, including: Managing Receptionist, Runners and ensuring their support of Production staff and freelancers Handling supplier accounts, contractors, equipment and overseeing replenishment of office supplies Managing MD’s diary and the Sales & Marketing diary


2nd Assistant Director & Production Co-ordinator


Sep 2003 - Oct 2008
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Made With Magic (2008) TV Pilot; Fresh One Productions 2nd Assistant Director Roundheads & Cavaliers (2008) Feature (prep only); Banoo Films Production Co-ordinator Malice in Wonderland (2008) Feature; Future Films 2nd Assistant Director Attic Lights ‘Bring Me Down’ (2008) Promo; Flynn Productions Production Co-ordinator Pizza Hut ‘Happy Endings’ (2008) TV Commercial; Itch Film 2nd Assistant Director Five Miles Out (2008) Short Film; FMO / Potboiler Productions 2nd Assistant Director Beyond The Pole (2008) Feature (pick ups); Shooting Pictures 2nd Assistant Director Friskies ‘Kibbles’ (2008) TV Commercial; Caboose 2nd Assistant Director Home Time (2008) Short Film; Faction Films 2nd Assistant Director Luna (2008) Feature; Luna Productions Production Co-ordinator Player (2007) Short Film; Red Bag Pictures 2nd Assistant Director A Distant Mirage (2007) Feature; Distant Mirage Films 2nd Assistant Director Slapper (2007) Short Film; Dry Dock Films / Celador 2nd Assistant Director Diagnosis: Superstar (2007) Feature; Weeble Films 2nd Assistant Director Dubplate Drama, Series II (2007) TV series; Amateur Hour Productions 2nd Assistant Director Anaphylaxis (2007) Feature; FilmArt Productions 2nd Assistant Director Iyi Seneler (2006) Feature; ZZ Productions 2nd Assistant Director Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2006) Feature; Yash Raj Films Production Co-ordinator Night Junkies (2006) Feature; Scanner Rhodes Productions 2nd Assistant Director Lycanthropy (2005) Feature; Rotunda Films 2nd Assistant Director Hound Dogs ‘She’s Candy’ (2005) Promo; MEW Productions 2nd Assistant Director Hound Dogs ‘I Like Girls (2005) Promo; MEW Productions 2nd Assistant Director Rollin’ With The Nines (2004) Feature; Flakjacket Films 2nd Assistant Director



Sep 2001 - May 2004
  • Sidcup, United Kingdom



First Aid at Work Certificate

St John Ambulance



Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping - Level 2



Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2



Clearcast Training Certificate

Clearcast Agency Certificate



APA Producers Masterclass


  • 'Outstanding' grade; 1st place