Chris Batten joins us as executive producer, following over twenty years at The Mill. His new role will see him broaden our rapidly growing client base, scope out new opportunities and maintain key relationships.
Joining The Mill in 2001, Chris worked through the various tenures of production before adding head of new business to his executive producer title in 2019. The role entailed building lasting relationships with some of the highest profile agencies, production companies and directors in the business. He proved to be a hugely valuable asset to The Mill, converting his client base and passion for the industry into tangible success.
Chris, who’s completed the industry-based ‘Fireflies’ cycling challenge a whopping five times, divulges his excitement on starting his new role. “Absolute has a fantastic reputation for consistently producing incredible work and providing impeccable client service, as well as being a lovely bunch of people. Even with all their successes, their vision to develop the business further is inspiring. I'm thoroughly looking forward to being at the forefront of that growth.”
David Smith, CEO and Founder, adds: “It’s a really exhilarating time for Absolute. We’ve doubled in size over the past few years, our client base is continuing to grow, and we have some exciting plans for development in 2022 and beyond. Chris’ expansive connections and experience will allow us to faster elevate our offering to world class industry talent. We couldn’t be happier to have him on board.”