PEPPED Productions was founded by Amy Botes, a RADA trained Actress and Businesswoman. Our mission is to use acting techniques to transform business professionals’ communication skills in a fun and refreshingly new way. The training we offer is designed to reflect how an Actor prepares for a role and includes vocal, physical and mental warm ups, role play and improvisation. We also give practical feedback so that these techniques can be incorporated into your everyday; whether that is doing a presentation, managing a meeting, selling to a would be client or building business relationships. Our workshops and coaching sessions are a rehearsal for life in a safe, growth orientated environment.
ABOUT AMY BOTES (Stage name: Amy Brown)
ACTING CAREER: Amy has worked as an Actress playing a multitude of leading roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Lyric Hammersmith, the Novello Theatre London, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Oxford Playhouse, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Northern Stage Newcastle, Churchill Theatre Bromley, Richmond Theatre, Royal Theatre Northampton and the New Vic Theatre Stoke-on-Trent. She was also involved in an international tour which took her to the USA with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. This tour culminated in her performing ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in front of 2500 people at the Royal Festival Hall, London. She has also worked for the BBC, Channel 4 and was directed by Oscar winning Writer and Director, Jane Campion in the feature film ‘Bright Star’. Amy’s training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art gave her the opportunity to work with world class Voice Coaches, Robert Palmer (one time Voice Coach to Margaret Thatcher) and Ellen Newman (head of Voice at RADA for over 15 years). Whilst working at the RSC, Amy worked with Voice Coach legend, Cicely Berry who has been Voice Coach to the stars for over 40 years. She has also worked with world renowned Theatre Directors: Rupert Goold, Marianne Elliot, Nancy Meckler and William Gaskill.
PEPPED Productions: Amy was compelled to start up PEPPED Productions having realised that she had a talent for coaching business professionals which perfectly married her knowledge of business and her prestigious training as a professional Actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She has a passion for helping people reach their potential and allowing them to tap into their innate ability to communicate with ease and panache.
BUSINESS CAREER: Amy is a successful Entrepreneur and is Founder of both PEPPED Productions and EPM Services. Through EPM Services, she has helped to build up start up companies through administrative consultancy and support. Most notably she helped to establish Dr Sally Cubbin as a leading Consultant Psychiatrist in her field and, through her efficiency in practice management, she tripled Dr Cubbin’s turnover within three years of collaboration.