Amanda (Mandy) Sym
After graduating in 2010 with a BA (Hons) in Technical Effects for Performance, I began working as a freelance prop maker as well as a workshop assistant for Image Casting’s joint Directors Alison Hildyard and Fiona Mourdant (Image Casting’s founder). I gained a considerable array of experience in mould making, casting and sculpting from both my freelance prop making jobs and Image Casting, learning directly from Fiona and Alison, all aspects of the life casting process.
Over the years, I was soon promoted to Studio Manager, then Managing Director before becoming a joint Director/Owner of Image Casting alongside Alison, who imparted and continues to freely share all her knowledge of business management.
I count myself very lucky to do a job that I love, where I get to be creative every single day. I love Image Casting and what we offer and I believe that shows in the quality, professionalism and friendly service you will receive, from that first enquiry through to your finished casts.
Alison Hildyard (Fisher)
I joined Image Casting in 2009 and partnered with Fiona Mordaunt to grow the company through promoting the baby casting business and developing our Casting Kits. I gained hands-on experience in all aspects of the business so when Fi moved to Botswana in 2012 I became sole owner and ran the business with the support of Mandy until 2018.
I am passionate about the business and my aim has always been that all our customers are delighted with their casts and the service that they receive. With Mandy now at the helm I very much take a background role supporting her from my new home in Yorkshire and carry out in-home castings in the Leeds and Harrogate areas.
After graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Business Information Management, I have worked in a range of industries in global marketing and business development, strategic research, consumer insight and training. I now work as a business development and marketing consultant. I’m a step-mum to two amazing children and a slightly obsessed cockapoo owner!