Knight Ayton Management has a long-established reputation, representing the country’s leading broadcasters and presenters in radio and television for over thirty five years.

Our presenters anchor a wide variety of television and radio factual programmes, and a growing roster of podcast series which includes some of the most successful and most downloaded in recent years.

Our extensive roster of expert correspondents and historians on the British Royal Family and The Constitution were engaged by national and international television and radio organisations worldwide to cover The Funeral of Her Majesty the Queen in September 2022 and the Coronation of King Charles in May 2023.

Our clients include respected and legendary broadcasters and journalists and presenters at all stages in their careers, whether in news and current affairs or across the areas of history, science, business, consumer issues and lifestyle. We are particularly known for combining an interesting mix of well-established presenters and those emerging into and growing in the industry.

Knight Ayton clients chair conferences, seminars and events and host award ceremonies in the UK as well as internationally. Many are accomplished after-dinner speakers and the depth and range of our pool of business talent is second to none. We are able to offer recommendations for any occasion and budget as we are personal agents to all our clients and have expert knowledge of who would be best suited to a particular event.

Sue Ayton – Senior Partner

Sue Knight - Senior Partner

Helen Purvis, Partner

Helen started her career in newspapers and then television production before becoming an agent. She has been an agent at Knight Ayton for more than ten years and was appointed Partner alongside Sue Knight and Sue Ayton in 2019. She works across all areas of the company, with both established and emerging talent and has a particular interest in development. She leads on our client’s broadcasting roles in major events such as the death of HM The Queen and the Coronation of HM King Charles III. Helen also heads up our busy and growing Podcast department.

Paul Hanrahan, Business Affairs

Paul is an innovative and impactful senior executive with 20+ years in the UK factual broadcasting sector. He has had operational responsibility for the day-to-day management of several factual production companies and in those roles Paul was integral to the creative, strategic and commercial direction of those businesses.
At Knight Ayton Management, Paul works with the Partners and Agents on all aspects of the business and commercial affairs.

Nick Hulme, Senior Agent

Nick joined Knight Ayton in January 2014. With his meticulous approach, Nick successfully works with our busiest and high profile clients on their broadcast and corporate work, including Strictly Come Dancing, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out and This Morning.

Suzy Houghton, Agent

Suzy joined as an Agent in January 2024. Her focus is mostly on corporate work for our clients, from the first enquiry to the event date and the important details in between. Suzy is a skilled agent with more than five years of experience in the corporate events world.

Lois Sime, Agent's Assistant

Lois joined Knight Ayton in autumn 2023 as Agent’s Assistant. She brings with her five years of experience in stage management in the theatre world. She is the first point of contact for all interview requests and heads up the company’s social media.

Alex Hobbs, Junior Agent's Assistant

Alex joined Knight Ayton in February 2024 as Junior Agent's Assistant. Alex completed his Film & Television Production Degree in 2022 and has experience in Casting and Account Management. He supports the team with booking enquiries, communications, and administration.

Natasha Mayers, Head of Finance

Natasha has been with Knight Ayton since 2009 and has more than 20 years of experience working in finance. Natasha is AAT qualified and a member of CIMA, she oversees the financial and management accounts, working alongside the partners and agents