Photography & Short Video

About Vervate

Here’s a little about Vervate

Susi Vervate on Brighton seafront

Susi Doherty

Creative & Production Director

Usually the person that will support you with creative, strategic and project management issues.  Proper friendly and always goes the extra mile. Generally available for a seafront walk.


Liz Finlayson with a cup

Liz Finlayson

Senior Photographer & Videographer

A partner in the business she works with most of our clients.  She is incredibly versatile and a very experienced pair of hands.  Generally available for a Wagamama (other restaurants are also available obvs).


Simon Dack

Senior Photographer


Here from the start (of the company, not creation).  An intrinsic part of our team he has won numerous press awards and also freelances. Generally available for a seafood platter and a beer. 

We love our community.

We are a very social and caring lot, with a very practical approach.  As well as offering charity discounts, we work for free with a charity each year.


Shaun the Sheep in front of Brighton Royal Pavilion

Our special charity at the moment is the ever wonderful and very much treasured Martlets.

We have been official photographers for both of their previous art trails around the city, and are proud, chuffed and excited to be supporting them for the Shaun by the Sea campaign.

Previously, we have also worked with a range of other amazing charities: 

Susi formed Brighton & Hove Community Sponsorship group late 2021as a response to seeing so many Syrians feeling their homes.  It’s one of an increasing number of such groups around the country whereby communities come together to help a refugee family to resettle in their location.  The group were successfully able to work with the LA and gained agreement from the Home Office for a family from Afghanistan to resettle in Brighton.  We all wish the family every warm wish and much luck in such a huge change in their lives.

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.  They now work specifically in Cyprus.

To demonstrate Pedal People are a client

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.

Held  a free workshop in conjunction with SEA PR for charities.  We trained people from 20 different local charities to take and edit great footage – both photographs and video – on their mobiles as well as how to use imagery to win media coverage.  Great fun.

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