About us

Set up in the 90s, Hired Hands Models was the first specialist agency of any significant size in the UK to represent Parts & unrecognisable body Models.

Hired Hands Models provides a one-stop-shop for hand models of all ages and types – from teenage hands to granddad hands. It also represents leg, foot, eye and lip models.

As well as new models, Hired Hands continues to represent models who have been with the agency since the very beginning. A testament to good practice and reliability.

Hired Hands was founded by Steve and Judi Barker in 1991. Before setting up Hired Hands, Steve was an advertising copywriter working at various top agencies including TBWA. Judi has a background in theatre production and casting. 

In January 2019 the Hired Hands team expanded with Chloe Barker (yes she is Steve and Judi’s daughter) and Thomas Albone (her long term squeeze) coming on board. Both Chloe and Thomas bring with them a combined 20 years’ experience in media, digital, content creation.

Chloe started her career as a Video Editor, focused on TV & advertising, working for the likes of BBH and The Mill. Chloe has masses of shoot experience, as both lead creative & technical supervisor. She has spent the last few years focusing on social media and e-commerce strategy for global brands. Notable clients include, The Coca-Cola Company, Honda, Clarks, Google, Swarovski, Baileys and Apple Inc.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/barkerchloe/

Thomas comes straight from Publicis Groupe where he worked at Associate Director level with companies such as Aviva, Harvey Nichols and Mercedes. He brings with him a wealth of hands on experience managing and coordinating creative asset production, for the likes of Durex, Scholl & Vanish on a global scale.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tealbone/

Together  have a reputation for being innovative and dependable and because Hired Hands is still family run, we are always available at the end of the phone whatever the hour. Just as important – so we’ve been told – we’re nice to work with.

Hired Hands Models Ltd, Creative Works, 7 Blackhorse Ln, Walthamstow, London E17 6DS