Who we are


Creative Director, Ben Verrall, has over 20 years experience developing ideas with clients including: government departments, multi-national PLCs, publishers, museums and galleries, charities and the third sector, and educational institutions.

Ben brings insights from his diverse experience to every project – for example, bringing knowledge of industry to educational contexts and vice versa. This cross-pollination of ideas accelerates the creative process meaning that we get to the best ideas quicker.



Producer, Ruth Marshall, takes care of logistics, planning and strategy. She brings to Toffee Hammer experience delivering educational media projects for universities, colleges, schools and government departments/agencies. 

A highly organised problem-solver and researcher, Ruth sees projects to completion and assures quality.

Prior to working in the media sector, Ruth gained management experience in recruitment, training and development - but she claims most of her people skills came from her years working as a greengrocer as a teenager.



We build teams around projects - and respect the craft and creativity of each individual. This means the best ideas make it to the screen, regardless of where they come from. A truly collaborative approach allows everyone to contribute and perform to their best, while maintaining an overall vision and staying on schedule.

The creative process should be fun. We are strong on values, take our work seriously - but never underestimate the power of play. We value craft and expertise.

We are always keen to expand our network of freelancers and trusted suppliers. If you want to get in touch, drop us a line via our contact page. We'd love to hear from you.



If you have project in mind, whatever stage it's at and however challenging, we would be delighted to have a chat about how we might be able to help.