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Dependable people

Creative, experienced, outstanding service - naturally.
Our team is built on decades of broadcast and corporate video production experience.
We believe that trust is earned to look after brands, reputations and budgets.
We live up to the name and then do more.

Creative Director

Richard Critchlow

Office 01845 538 021
Mobile  07801 198462

Email Richard@dependableproductions.com

Richard is motivated by making films that make a difference.

Prior to creating the company, Richard spent 17 years at the BBC where he became a Senior Producer of Special Events with BBC News.

Richard now applies the same high standards and attention to detail to Dependable’s clients – understanding what you want to achieve and exceeding expectations.

As well as running the business, he directs many of our more complex shoots. He also pilots our two UAV drones and is an expert in aerial filming.

Development Director

Lucy Critchlow

Office 01845 538022
Mobile 07764 335965

Email Lucy@dependableproductions.com

The backbone of the business and co-founder, Lucy’s role is to keep everything running smoothly.

She manages client relationships to ensure you get what you need, when you need it.

Lucy is also an experienced producer with skills honed over 14 years at the BBC, working on programmes such as ‘From our Own Correspondent’ and ‘Letter from America’ to Five Live and all the BBC’s flagship TV News programmes.

Lucy can help you with any query, from quotes to availability.



Producer and Presenter

Kate Simms

Office 01845 538028
Mobile  07967 182994

Email Kate@dependableproductions.com

Kate is a key member of the team producing and directing content for all our clients.

She’ll listen to your needs before developing ideas and scripts and then bring them to life.

Kate learnt her skills during 13 years at the BBC working first in radio and then TV as a news presenter, reporter and producer, based at MediaCity in Salford.

She still puts those talents to use at Dependable, where many of our clients have used her to present both in-vision and provide voice over.



Picture Editor/VFX

Ranbir Singh

Office 01845 538020

Email Ranbir@dependableproductions.com

Ranbir is in charge of Post Production at Dependable.

He’ll take what we film and craft it to become the video you need it to be, adding music, titles and graphics.

Ranbir is a highly experienced editor and has worked in both the broadcast and corporate sectors.

He has experience of a range of editing software including Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and Avid. He also uses Adobe After Effects to enhance projects with graphics and animation.



Matt Symons

Matt is one of our most trusted freelance Cameremen.  He couldn’t be more part of out team and is regulalrly found operating our cameras or working as DOP with Harry.

However, when not being “a Dependable” Matt works for many of the country’s major broadcasters.

DOP/ Cameraman

Phil Putnam Spencer

Phil is one of our trusted rosta of freelancers, whom we work with regularly.  He’s a brilliant lighting cameraman who helps turn our concepts into creative realities.  When not being “a Dependable”, Phil works for all the major broadcasters, specialising in high end documentary and factual work.

He also takes amazing stills with his iPhone proving beyond doubt that it’s not the tech that’s amazing, it’s the hands it’s in.