Adjust Your Set appoints Clare Nicholls to the role of Chief Operating Officer 

Business, Creativity, Digital & Media

Adjust Your Set, one of the UK’s leading digital content agencies, has appointed Clare Nicholls to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Nicholls brings financial excellence and in-depth expertise in broadcasting, digital and media. Nicholls held leadership positions at a number of prestigious financial communication institutions before launching her own television production company, Splash Media, with former BBC Executives Jane Lush and Fenia Vardanis, in 2006.

Clare Nicholls - COO Adjust Your Set UK

Nicholls, a national prize-winning chartered accountant with 20 years’ financial and operational experience, will take up the position of COO with immediate effect. Clare brings with her a wealth of expertise in commercial strategy, implementation, operational management and IP exploitation. Nicholls has previously held high profile positions in media investment banking at Salomon Brothers (now part of Citigroup) and UBS Investment Bank.

In 2001 Clare joined ABN Amro’s Media Team, diversifying the bank’s Dutch-based publishing franchise into blue-chip European broadcasting. Clients included BSkyB, RTL, SBS Broadcasting, BBC, Bertelsmann, Fremantle and Granada (now ITV). In 2006, driven by her passion for technological change, she co-founded Splash Media, the production company behind series including the BBC1 comedy Candy Cabs.

Clare is a strong and proven addition to our senior team as we look to scale our business and branch out across a variety of cultures and models.  With her unique operational and commercial production experience fused with her investment banking advisory skills, she will fuel our mission of becoming the leading digital content agency

Chris Gorell Barnes,

CEO and Founder of Adjust Your Set


Adjust Your Set is at the heart of one of the most exciting places to be in the media industry right now with the potential to become one of the world’s leading digital content businesses. Adjust Your Set has offered me a blend of creativity, cutting-edge technology and a revolutionary vision, all encompassed within a fantastic company culture – I am thrilled to be joining.

Clare Nicholls


Adjust Your Set is a fully integrated digital content agency, supporting clients since 2008 in their ambitions to operate in an always-on environment creating stories that matter. The agency fuses content marketing and brand publishing strategy, planning and creative with industry-leading execution through our production and distribution capabilities. It has in portfolio clients across a number of industries, including Marks and Spencer, HSBC, Bacardi, E.ON, British Airways and Mondelez.