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Vervate: Who we are

VERVATE is a Brighton based award winning photography agency.

We have a sister company, VALUE IN VISUALS, run by our Creative Director Susi.


Susi Doherty, Managing Director VERVATE

Pictured on 27th May 2015

Credit: Vervate
Susi, Creative Director & Partner
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Liz, Senior Photographer & Partner
Sam, Photographer
Hannah, Photographer
Simon, Senior Photographer


Mangold Consultancy

“Vervate are a highly professional and reliable company to work with. They understood exactly what I needed and delivered on the brief brilliantly. They put me entirely at ease and made the session a real pleasure. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them.”


Abby Mangold

Adrian Swinscoe

“Vervate helped me design and record a short video course on customer experience that I recently published on Skillshare. Whilst, I’ve done a lot of writing and public speaking about customer service and experience, it’s the first time I’ve recorded a video course on this subject. Susi and Liz made everything from the choice of location to the design and flow of the course feel very easy and straightforward. They are superstars! Oh, and the finished product turned out really, really well too.”

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Adrian Swinscoe

Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce Team

Brighton Chamber have worked with VERVATE on a number of occasions and the results are always excellent. They are masters at capturing people and events and bringing them to life through colour, light and capturing the energy. Always a pleasure to work with Susi and her professional team who are superb at making getting fabulous photos look effortless.


Sarah Springford

The Joy of Business

Vervate have done several jobs for me, both photography and video. It’s been a great process, very easy, and the images have been amazing.  I particularly like that they have been able to really listen to what I need and take images which fit my brand. And make me look pretty!

Julia Chanteray

Yorkshire Building Society

It’s always a pleasure to work with Vervate. The team are professional, efficient and, most importantly, always deliver fantastic images.  I couldn’t recommend highly enough.  

Victoria Turton

Plus Accounting

As a firm, we have worked with Vervate on a few projects, including photography and videography and have always been impressed with the quality and professionalism – would highly recommend.

Victoria King

London Youth

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Huge thank you for all your support with our Buckingham Palace event – you made the run up to it feel smooth and Liz was amazing yesterday.. I love the photos! Thank you so much! Money well spent indeed.

Shivangee Patel
London Youth

LVS Ascot

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I thought the pictures were excellent – exactly what I was after with lots of candid shots showing loads of interaction and animation between pupils and with teachers too.  Spot on.

John Philips
LVS Ascot

Bonce PR


Can I say again how fabulous the shots were from Monday. Absolutely cracking, my only complaint to Simon was that it made it really difficult to pick a shortlist! Client was equally happy with the shots so big thumbs up for Vervate.

Thanks super Susi. You have this service thing and keeping clients happy totally sussed!

Clare Smith

Brighton Gin

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The Vervate team have been absolutely *brilliant* to work with, getting a great selection of shots that really reflect the personalities of our diverse team and have got a gang of reluctant subjects to enjoy the process and be really happy with the results. They are *fabulous* to work with!

Kathy Caton

Brighton Gin Testimonial of Vervate

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The Vervate team were fantastic to work with. In spite of our reservations about having our photos taken, Susi and Liz made us feel relaxed and we had a lot of fun. The pictures are great and we definitely recommend them.

Eleanor Dobing

East Sussex County Council

“What a great experience working with Vervate! They truly understood what we wanted to achieve and went the extra mile to make sure our videos were the best they could be. Massive thanks to Susi and Liz for their professionalism and friendliness!”


Collette Orwell
East Sussex County Council

We’ve decades’ of experience, helping businesses of all sizes across a range of sectors – construction, retail, healthcare, charities and education.

We’ll work closely with you to understand the needs and nuances of your project,  be it portrait shots of your team, images for your marketing materials and website, or a full PR campaign.

We see the things you are often too close to to be able to articulate – and we capture that value in vibrant, engaging photographs.

Then we help you to make the most of those images. They’ll be working round the clock, in prime positions on your website; wooing new fans on social media; telling the right story on a press release.

Photos that bring your value to life.

VERVATE: Our Company Ethos

At Vervate, we are passionate about where we live in Brighton and Hove.  We are well known and respected in the area and as a result have an amazing network of contacts.

We support charities (national and local) by offering a reduced rate for commissions as well as supporting a charity each year for free.

2019 Charity & Community Involvement

This year, we are:

Holding a free workshop in conjunction with SEA PR for charities.  It is intended to enable charity workers to source their own photography and video on their mobiles as well as how to use imagery to win media coverage.  Details HERE.


Working with Pedal People - a wonderful local charity whereby volunteer cycle pilots ride out together with elder care homes residents – so they can feel the wind in their hair.  We are really looking forward to providing them with a great set of imagery that really does them justice.


Refugee Support Europe has been our charity of the year since early 2017.  John Sloan and Brighton businessman Paul Hutchings founded Refugee Support in April 2016 to support the refugees in Greece and across Europe.

Vervate are producing their monthly newsletter.  This is an on-the-ground, proactive organisation that puts AID WITH DIGNITY as a highest priority.  Please do sign up below - donating is obviously important, but so is spreading the word about what they do and staying in the loop with this crisis.

Previous Charities of the Year

These have included:



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Simon Dack / Vervate


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Here is a BLOG about how that worked for us, and a short video by Sarah, Campaign Manager for the Snowdogs:

Feel confident in trusting us to deliver first rate images, service and value.

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Churchill Square
Plus Accounting
Worthing Theatres
Nat West
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Cancer Research

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We’re dedicated to providing top quality photography for our clients, always happy to accommodate budget wherever we can, and we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us today