Meet the team

Jo Sarsby

Jo has travelled the world working for a variety of different broadcasters, primarily focused on factual and documentary grounds. She has been lucky enough to have been involved in some of television's most exciting and award winning wildlife and documentary programme production.

Whilst working behind the scenes Jo has gained vast knowledge and this experience gave her a unique eye for talent. After spotting a gap in the market for factual presenters, Jo settled in Bristol in 2004 and launched Jo Sarsby Management. The agency has subsequently gone from strength to strength and now manages some of natural histories greatest talents.

Whenever Jo isn’t working (which isn’t very often!) she is busy being a taxi driver to her teenage daughter whilst attempting to squeeze in long rambling walks when time allows.

 Declan Burdge

Our tour manager and co-ordinator Declan has worked on a number of nationwide theatre tours for Jo Sarsby Management. He has a background of booking artists in the South West and regularly plays live shows with his own band throughout the UK.

If you'd like to experience Declan playing live click here!

Haley Miles

Haley is Jo’s brilliant right hand person who is the heart beat of the office. She has worked at Jo Sarsby Management for eleven years and her background in TV production at Endemol, perfectly positions her to help manage clients and to co-ordinate public speaking engagements. As well as being in charge of organising and running all corporate events Haley also arranges nationwide theatre tours.

Spare time is a luxury but any down time is spent trying to chase the sun ideally whilst watching reality TV... her guilty pleasure!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Barke

Rachel oversees a range of business opportunities for our clients - from working with Corporate Brands to Merchandise and Publishing. She has spent twenty years working with TV programme makers and on-screen talent to maximise commercial potential in their rights and brands, including roles at Channel 4, RDF Media and John Noel Management.

 

Lily Stanley

Lily is the main client coordinator at Jo Sarsby Management for television appearances. Lily can juggle diaries and negotiate rates, all whilst maintaining a smile! Over the years Lily has also adopted the role of social secretary, which mainly consists of choosing where to go for lunch.

In Lily’s spare time she likes to be out enjoying Bristol’s many restaurants and pub gardens or escaping to the country to her home town of Bradford- On - Avon.

Tam Pearce

Tam manages the accounts for JSM and previously worked in a top 20 firm of accountants for 15 years as both a Business Services Manager, assisting SMEs with their accounting and taxation and a Forensic Accounting Manager, dealing with a variety of civil and criminal cases. Tam is a fellowship member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts and Association of Accounting Technicians.

In her spare time Tam enjoys baking, in particular special occasion cakes for family and friends, pyrography and reading crime, thriller and Sci-fi novels.