About us

About Hired Hands Models


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  modelsfoot modelseye models 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.

Model Applications


As stated on our applications page, we are not accepting new model applications at the present time due to Covid-19. We will be reviewing this in accordance with changes in the UK Government's Covid-19 alert level with a view to changing this policy once we feel it is safe to do so. Any applications sent at this time will not be replied to or progressed to a further stage.


Office Hours / Service Disruption


As with everything, Covid-19 has changed working our conditions. if you find you cannot reach us on the office landline (0207 267 9212) please email us on info@hiredhandsmodels.com and will we endeavour to get back to you as soon as we possible within 24 hours at the absolute latest, but please bear with us as we navigate through these most uncertain times.


If any of the above is unclear or if you have further questions, please do drop us a line. Regardless, we look forward to hearing from you and hope that we can return to normality in the near future. 


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