About Us

Coolabi Group is a leading independent international media group and rights owner specialising in the creation, development and brand management of children’s and family intellectual property rights.

The group, made up of Coolabi and Working Partners, has particular expertise in television, digital and books.

Coolabi owns the rights in over 20 TV series and some 360 half- hours of programming; it has shows which have aired in more than 140 territories on channels including: ABC, Cartoon Network, CBeebies, CBBC, Clan / TVE, Disney, F5, ITV, Kika, Netflix, Nickelodeon and Sprout.

Brands owned and/or represented by Coolabi include the multi-award- winning remake of Clangers, which airs on CBeebies, and Scream Street, shown on CBBC. Other properties include Beast Quest, Poppy Cat, Purple Ronnie and the Smallfilms properties Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine.

Brand extensions include the Beast Quest gaming app, co-produced with Miniclip for iOS, Android and Windows Phone which has achieved over 8.5 million global downloads.

The group also creates original series fiction for publishers and has created some 100 published series, consisting of over 1,000 books, sold in more than 40 languages. Four of these series, Warriors, Beast Quest, Animal Ark and Rainbow Magic have sold over ten million copies each.

Coolabi Group has reached an agreement with Alibaba Pictures Group Limited for the film rights for Warriors. Alibaba Pictures intends to develop Warriors into a world-class fantasy movie which has David Heyman (Harry Potter) as producer. The Warriors book series has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.

The group also includes Rights People, the world’s number one licensor of children’s fiction, and The Greenhouse Literary Agency, a specialist transatlantic children’s literary agency.

  • Jeremy Banks

    Chief Executive

  • Tim Ricketts

    Chief Financial and Operating Officer

  • Michael Dee

    Director of Content

  • Zoë Bamsey

    Director of Development
    and Production

  • Valerie Fry

    Director of Licensing

  • Naomi Dare

    Head of Digital

  • Chris Snowdon

    Managing Director
    Working Partners Ltd

  • Charles Nettleton

    Operations Director Working Partners Ltd