Hobsons is a privately owned and managed artists agency.
The name was inspired by the cockney rhyming slang, Hobson’s Choice - meaning Voice!
When Sue Bonnici founded the company in 1986, it represented just twelve voice-over artists. But its reputation as a friendly, flexible and enthusiastic business grew and with it the demand and opportunity to represent a wider range of talent. Today, it has over 600 artists on its books – Voices, Singers, Actors, Presenters and Kids.
The construction of a recording studio was a natural development. It services a growing number of clients world-wide and also the marketing needs of its artists. Equipped with Pro-Tools software, it includes ISDN and Source Connect for maximum accessibility.
In 2008 the company launched The Hobsons Prize. This was specifically introduced to encourage the teaching of voice-over skills in accredited Drama schools throughout the UK and discover new talent amongst their graduating students.