Bizzykidz child modelling agency was founded by Debi Clark in 1996. As the mother of a child model herself, she wanted to create a more friendly and approachable agency than she had experienced. We began as a small child modelling agency & baby model agency and have grown to what has become the UK’s largest with divisions covering Central, Southern & Northern England, Scotland & Wales. We also have our Bizzykidz Spain division, working in collaboration with 2 very renowned international production companies. Used by virtually every client in the industry it is necessary to hold a varied portfolio of children, allowing for unavailability, being booked out on another job and of course to offer the client a choice of faces for their assignment.
Smaller child model agencies, although seeming appealing to an applicant, are not ideal for clients when seeking children, hence why there are very few commercial assignments and model briefs that don’t come through our busy bookings department and we are the preferred agency when looking for child talent and models to work within the TV, film and photographic industry. We are now a large agency, but we have a very large client list and every child on our books shares equal importance to us.
Bizzykidz is the first port-of-call for journalists & producers who are keen to share with their audience the expertise and knowledge of a reputable agency. Debi Clark (Director) and the agency have appeared on BBC News, Sky News, numerous Radio stations, ITV's This Morning, Channel 5's Big Brother, Channel 4 in a 4 part TV documentary Series & in countless national & local newspaper and magazine publications.
From our humble beginnings in a small home/office, we were based in an amazing and huge studio complex in South London/Kent for 8 years and in 2017 moved to our current location in Rochester, offering 4 acres of film and photography space which we hire to clients. Debi, a highly experienced and qualified photographer, has a fantastic team working alongside her at the agency and utilises her photographic skills in the studio, which we have used to branch out into the other side of the industry. The studios are also hired to clients for shoots & filming - making us now the complete package for potential clients; we have the kids, the studio and land and the crew! Why would they go anywhere else?
Bizzykidz Child Modelling Agency is recommended by many baby brands, are used by the majority of clients out there and to celebrate our success we were involved in a TV series following our agency (solely), kids and parents over a 12 month period. The show went on to air in Europe & then Australia...so we even went global. Our show The Tiny Tots Talent Agency was even nominated for a TV Choice Award 2016. Following an incredible 20+ years in business, Bizzykidz were finalists in the Bexley Business Awards for 2 categories and ended the year being crowned 2016 winners of Best Child Talent & Model Agency UK. It really doesn't get much better than that, but we went on in 2017 winning Corporate Vision Magazine's 2017 Global Excellence Award for 'Most Outstanding Child Talent & Model Agency'. We were then crowned winners of the 'Best Agency Child Agency' category for the Global Business Insight Awards in 2018 and 2019.
We were then awarded the title of National Winners of the Prestige Awards 2020/21 after winning another 5 Best Child Model Agency awards.
2015 saw the launch of our Bizzykidz Angels division, representing babies and children with various disabilities.
2020 saw the launch of our Bizzykidz Spain division and the introduction of our 'virtual' assessment procedure.
We are currently in talks with a Director and 2 CD's with a view to launching Bizzykidz USA in 2022.
The agency subsidises the cost of any photography supplied for their agency registered children wishing to update their profile, allowing them to have gorgeous images for their agency profile and at a very low price. We do not charge for their initial shoot, images, or assessment when signing to the lifetime contract; it is included in the set up cost. This was one of the main objectives when taking over the premises and something that cannot be matched by our competition. Indeed every new thing we have introduced to help our kids (voiceovers, show reels, workshops, etc) have been copied to the letter by other agencies. Unfortunately for them they haven't been able to match our facilities, excellence, quality, or price to the parent. We even include an inclusive photography & assessment for our new joiners and have 26 appointed studios across the whole of the UK, catering for those who live further afield. We do also offer virtual assessments for those wishing to use their own images and wanting to get started right away! Our office slogan is "we lead, they follow" and it is so true!
Up until Jan 2020 we represented all ages under the same bookings team. COVID-19 forced many industry changes and like most we were also affected. We used our down-time to re-brand and change direction accordingly. We closed down our older and rather dated 'bookings' department and replaced it with a state of the art software system, whilst dividing the company into specialist divisions.
We launched a series of new company's, including our brand new Influencer agency in 2020, helping to build careers for new Influencers, whilst also helping small start up companies with affordable Influencer campaigns for their business. This new company is managed by Sadie, daughter of our director, who compliments our business model perfectly as a photographer, videographer and having had theatre school experience. Sadie has been our studio director for over 10 yrs, and also uses her editing skills to manage our very important agency self-tape department.
Our new working structure and software system allows us to have a more personable relationship with our artists and helps us direct careers most appropriately and on a different level. Debi, our director, manages all artists contracts and we have a variety of new departments to concentrate on different levels of ability; managed only by staff who have direct experience in each of those fields. These positive changes, which you could say were forced upon us, have been the making of our new business model, during what has been a very difficult time for all.
Here's to a bright future ahead! Things have never been better!
Bizzykidz Agency offers 3 forms of contract:
1) Babies up to 3yrs - Annual contract
2) 3yrs + have the choice of Annual, or Lifetime contract
3) Adults - 2-yearly contract
Good quality home images are accepted for our Annual Contracts. Lifetime members can join with their own professional images and should then update photos annually with the agency.
Bizzy Companies have 24 studios covering the whole of the UK for those requiring professional images and agency assessment.
We offer online Self-Tape training sessions to our artists and script run throughs prior to auditions. We also have a separate Licence & Chaperone department.
Anything we can do to assist our artists our dedicated team will develop in-house.
Watch this space for more exciting additions coming soon!
We want our children and parents to enjoy the feeling of a very close-knit, friendly and approachable child modelling agency. Our staff know ALL of our children and are aware of their strengths, which is invaluable when submitting them to clients for work. Each artist is assigned a booker to help manage their career.
We like our children to have fun and enjoy this wonderful life experience. Our child modelling agency is highly professional, however, we keep the emphasis on the word ‘fun’ when dealing with our children; and we always will!