Poyser (pictured right) and Little (below) took joint charge of Lime in March 2013 when former chief executive Lesley Douglas left to set up her own indie.

kate-little-480pxBoth worked for the BBC before establishing their broadcasting reputations in senior roles at ITV Studios, Poyser as director of production and Little as director of business affairs. Lime has continued to ripen delightfully under their stewardship, with turnover up nearly 12% to £65.6m in 2013 and over 350 permanent staff, mainly based at its Childwall HQ.

It continues to mine the reality genre very successfully with shows like The Only Way is Essex and Geordie Shore – MTV UK’s biggest ever hit – and is now pushing its US growth, recently striking a deal with Disney to produce its first UK live action production, Evermoor.