About Us...

12 to 18 are not just another modelling agency, we're different, very different, we are people. Led by Nick and Jackie Beckley, we run our agency the way things should be run, by putting the needs of our models and clients first.

Nick Beckley - Managing Director of 12 to 18 Management Ltd
Nick Beckley - 12 to 18 Management Managing Director

We know our clients will be demanding and want the very best from our models so we ensure that we will only ever send a model to a casting if they can actually do the job. For our models we make sure that they are always well prepared and supported throughout the entire process, from casting right the way through the shoot and to that all important pay cheque.

At the very core of what we do is a small but passionate team of industry professionals.

12 to 18 is led by Nick Beckley. He's the managing director and lead photographer. Nick is incredibly passionate about developing a quality group of models ready for any type of modelling or commercial assignment. Nick is the one with the vision for the future, always looking for way to improve the models under our guidance and get them working with the very best clients.

Our aim is to be the modelling agency clients and casting directors come to directly when they want quality models over the age of 12. We want them to have total faith in the models we send to them knowing that they have had extensive professional training and will know how to get the job done. But not only do we want to do this but we also aim to reintroduce the personal touch, seeing each job through from beginning to end with equal enthusiasm regardless of the client or scale of the job.

Nick Beckley Managing Director - 12 to 18 Management Ltd
Jackie Beckley - Modelling Director of 12 to 18 Management Ltd
Jackie Beckley - 12 to 18 Management Modelling Director

Firmly by Nick's side is Jackie Beckley. Jackie is the calm one, the one who works tirelessly promoting the girls and boys. She's affectionately referred to by many of the models as auntie Jackie as she has a wonderful relationship with them. Jackie not only promotes the models but also offers emotional support to them all when needed. Jackie is also the joker at many of the training shoots, frequently taking any opportunity to photo bomb a shot if she can.

For me it's all about treating people the way I would like to be treated. I know not everyone feels that way about business but our motivation is long term. We intend to be around in many years from now. If you don't look after people then that won't happen! I take a personal responsibility in looking after the welfare of our models. Each and every one is like and extended family to me and it's that feeling of family that gives 12 to 18 it's strength.

Jackie Beckley (photo bombing elite model Erin Neild) Modelling Director - 12 to 18 Management Ltd

Training is provided by top models Jade Amanda Harris and Katie Green. The caring professional nature of both of these ladies along with their combined experience of over 30 years makes them ideal model coaches and mentors. Both have represented major brands and have a modelling career which started in their early teens or before making them ideal members of our team.

''With more than 16 years of modelling experience under my belt, I've also been model coaching with 12-18 since 2012, and throughout this time the benefits of my mentoring has been clear to see. It is such a joy for me to see an individual's modelling skills go from strength to strength, and I'd like to think that I provide the invaluable knowledge and advice for pursuing a career in this industry. Modelling skill and confidence go hand in hand, and as a body confidence ambassador myself, I enforce a 'positive body image mentality' with all of the models, regardless of shape/gender. I truly feel that this is what sets 12-18 apart from any other model portfolio program out there; we nurture and care for our models.

Whether it be a group coaching workshop, or a more intensive individual course, I always ensure that each session is valuable learning time. I take a 'hands on' approach, and invest time before each session choosing themes and discussing aspects like lighting with Nick, so together we can produce images a model would be proud to put in their portfolio."

Katie Green International Model and 'Say no to Size 0' Campaigner.

Appearance plays a huge part in any model's career and leading the way for us we have our leading makeup artist Lynsey Webb. Lynsey is totally dedicated and one hundred percent committed to helping our models understand exactly how to make themselves look as good as they can. She's waging a personal war against the orange look and sets very high standards. Lynsey also has an extremely creative side and it's these skills that have led to some very interesting shoot.

Katie Green - top international model and model coach for 12 to 18 Management Ltd
Katie Green - top international model and 12 to 18 model coach and mentor

It's Not Just Us

People are at the heart of what we do and where would we be without quality models to represent? The obvious answer is nowhere and at 12 to 18 we recognise this. For us getting models on to our books isn't just a case of looking for a pretty face. We look firstly for personality. That doesn't mean all our models are loud and outgoing, far from it in fact, but what it does mean is they have the fire and determination to follow through with the goals of the management team. All our models want to be good and put so much effort in to their training.

Of course dealing with teenagers also means you get to know the parents really well. It's this relationship with the parents that really cements the 12 to 18 bond. For our vision to come to life not only do we need teenagers who have passion for modelling, but we need parents who share that passion. Here at 12 to 18 this could not be a truer fact. Letting a client down simply isn't an option and each and every single model and parent knows and supports this goal. If we say one of our models will turn up, then that's exactly what they will do. But it's not just about turning up is it? A client needs a quality model to work with and all our models whether they are 12 or 18 knows what's expected of them.

What Do Others Have To Say?

We deal with many end clients and casting directors on a daily basis. They are a very busy bunch but fortunately we've managed to coax a few words out of a few of them in a quiet moment. Here's what a couple of them have had to say about their dealings with us.

Sue Odell - Sue Odell Casting

I have always had a wonderful email / telephone relationship with Nick Beckley of 12-18 Model Management - such a very friendly, enthusiastic agency representing a large variety of talented youngsters. I can’t recommend 12-18 Model Management highly enough.

Sue Odell Sue Odell Casting (05 September 2016)

James Evans - First Car Magazine

FirstCar have worked with 12-18 Model Management on several occasions to provide age-appropriate models for our range of young driver road safety publications. Nick and his team have always communicated excellently and been accommodated our requirements. I would recommend their services.

James Evans First Car Magazine (26 July 2016)

What Do Our Models Think?

Our models can leave a comment here any time they wish. Here's what those who have done so have had to say about their experiences with us.

 

Ellie Jackson - Previous model

I started modelling at 12 to 18 in November 2016. I was very nervous at first, I was unsure whether I had the potential to become a good model. First of all I did a modelling workshop with the lead model coach Jade Harris, who really talked me through and demonstrated how to pose and to work with the camera. She and Nick really taught me a lot, and made me feel more confident in front of the camera. Then I attended a group shoot with the amazing Katie Green. Not only is she a fantastic model coach, but she is such a great influence on all us models; she teaches us everything we need to know in an easy and soft way, and she gives us all the self-esteem and confidence we need. She gives us all advice when we need it. I never thought a modelling agency could offer so much training and have so many welcoming, talented people involved. I look forward to going to the studio for shoots and seeing all the other models, it doesn't feel nerve racking at all. Everyone is so supportive, all the models encourage each other and are all so lovely. Not only do this agency offer modelling, they represent us for our chosen fields; which could be dancing, acting and singing. We are given the opportunity to also show off these skills, by videoing us doing our chosen fields, e.g, a show reel video of us acting, or simply talking on video. Most importantly, this agency is not only led by a team of top professionals like model coaches and makeup artists, but is led by managing director Nick Beckley and his lovely wife Jackie. Nick and Jackie are two of the most hard-working, welcoming and friendly people I've ever met. They are constantly striving to help us become the best we can be, and provide us with all the training and confidence we need! 12 to 18 is not like any other agency, they provide workshops and training shoots, with the most amazing people stood by us. I would recommend this agency to anyone. It's so unique, in the most amazing way.

Ellie Jackson Previous model (05 February 2017)
 

Ryan Walshaw - Current Elite model

When I joined 12to18 in September 2015, I was unsure of whether I fitted into an environment as different and unknown to me as modelling. Especially as a boy who, up until then, had never taken part in anything other than sports, it was tough to know if I was the right kind of person to be a model. But since then, I am absolutely certain that my confidence and self-esteem has been unrecognisably improved. My initial doubts were cast aside within a matter of hours by managers Nick and Jackie, who were so inclusive, welcoming and friendly, it was impossible to not immediately feel at home with them. The agency has a open, genuine and family-based ethic, which makes such a daunting and unfamiliar territory as modelling was to me, far more accessible. The management and coaching team are also incredibly thorough and professional in the training they give to all of the models, that by the end of the training course, you are prepared for every aspect of modelling, be it stills, video, or even catwalk work. I am so glad that I took the opportunity to join 12to18, as I feel so much more comfortable in myself, and I have learnt to be open-minded and persevering when exploring new things. If I had any advice for people thinking of stepping into the often stressful and sometimes confusing world of modelling, it would be to trust 12to18 Model Management to guide you through it, and let them ensure that your potential talent does not go unrecognised.

Ryan Walshaw Current Elite model (08 August 2016)
 

Donna Bradley - Parent

I heard about the agency through a friend, Mandy Watts, whose daughter Callie is the face of 12-18 model management. I took my daughter Isla along to watch a catwalk session and she had a test shoot straight after. She loved it! We have never looked back. Great training, photography, atmosphere. Isla has grown in confidence on every shoot and made lots of friends along the way, highly recommended agency. . Nick and Jackie are true professionals and great to work with.

Donna Bradley parent of Isla Bradley - Current Elite model (02 August 2016)
 

Donna Bradley - Parent

I heard about the agency through a friend, Mandy Watts, whose daughter Callie is the face of 12-18 model management. I took my daughter Isla along to watch a catwalk session and she had a test shoot straight after. She loved it! We have never looked back. Great training, photography, atmosphere. Isla has grown in confidence on every shoot and made lots of friends along the way, highly recommended agency. . Nick and Jackie are true professionals and great to work with.

Donna Bradley parent of Dean Bradley - Previous model (02 August 2016)
 

Bonnie EGERTON - Parent

Chloe has been with 12 to 18 for just over a year now and she loves it. Chloe has gained a lot of modelling experience and grown in confidence. The agency is a fun, friendly and a relaxed environment and I would highly recommend it.

Bonnie EGERTON parent of Chloe Egerton - Previous model (01 August 2016)
 

Juliet Banks - Parent

My daughter Molly Banks has been with the agency for just over 2 years and an Elite Model for a year. When she first started, we weren't really sure what to expect. But any concerns we had were quickly assuaged as Nick and Jackie were both very welcoming, professional and clear on their vision. All the models and their parents are friendly and there is alway a great atmosphere. Molly has really blossomed and amazes me with her confidence in striking a great pose. She has had the benefit of attended several workshops, including cat walks, expert training with Katie Green and mock casting sessions to give the models the experience of a what a real casting session would be like. If your son or daughter is interested in becoming a model, look no further than this unique agency.

Juliet Banks parent of Molly Banks - Previous model (31 July 2016)
 

Nicole Bundy - Parent

Sophie started with 12to18 just over a year ago I love this agency as it's fun and friendly and the kids all treat each other like family. It has helped with sophies confidence a lot and am looking forward to more great photo shoots.

Nicole Bundy parent of Sophie Bundy - Previous model (31 July 2016)
 

Nicole Bundy - Parent

Sophie started with 12to18 just over a year ago I love this agency as it's fun and friendly and the kids all treat each other like family. It has helped with sophies confidence a lot and am looking forward to more great photo shoots.

Nicole Bundy parent of Amy Bundy - Previous model (31 July 2016)
 

Nicole Bundy - Parent

Sophie started with 12to18 just over a year ago I love this agency as it's fun and friendly and the kids all treat each other like family. It has helped with sophies confidence a lot and am looking forward to more great photo shoots.

Nicole Bundy parent of Lily Bundy - Associate model (31 July 2016)
 

Sophie Bundy - Previous model

I started with 12-18 just over a year ago and feel from the very beginning everyone was very friendly just like a family. I love doing the group shoots as this helps us all bond more and get positive feed back from everyone. I also love doing the location shoots which are sometimes challenging but fun. It has helped with my confidence and feel you can ask Nick or Jackie anything and not feel silly.

Sophie Bundy Previous model (31 July 2016)
 

Mandy Watts - Parent

As a parent of an elite model I can honestly say if you are considering putting your child into modelling look no further 12 to 18 has it all. They will train your child in all aspects of modelling , from casting coaching to catwalk training , to make up workshops location and group shoots plus much more . All the models are like one big family and welcome new recruits with open arms. Nick and Jackie are like second parents and are there day and night to help with any issues and go above and beyond to make them the models they aim to be. I am happy to say I am part of this inspiring agency. Mandy Watts (Mum to Callie Watts)

Mandy Watts parent of Callie Watts - Current Elite model (29 July 2016)
 

Callie Watts - Current Elite model

I have been modelling since a very young age and I have never been apart of an agency that trains their models. This makes the agency so original and gives the other models and I the best chance at impressing the client. I also love the fact that we are like 1 big family, this makes it much easier for us to develop our modelling skills in group photo shoots without feeling embarrassed.

Callie Watts Current Elite model (29 July 2016)
 

Leah Digby - Current Elite model

12to18 Model Management is such a friendly group with lovely people. Being part of the group makes me very happy and very happy to be with them it has made me much more confident because of all the lovely comments you get from Nick,Jackie and other models. Modelling hasn't just help me infront of a camera but also at school.Im really glad I'm apart of it.

Leah Digby Current Elite model (28 July 2016)
 

Charlotte Dickinson - Current Elite model

The experience I have had with 12 to 18 has been so beneficial to me, in a variety of different ways. 12 to 18 offer a personal service, whereby they train every model and then put them forward for jobs; because of this we build a great friendship with our agents, Nick and Jackie. 12 to 18 make learning to model more than just about the photos, they work on makeup and hair skills, what to do at a casting, confidence, building your portfolio and much more. It’s an all-round training scheme that makes them a niche in this industry. At 12 to 18, I’ve had opportunities you’d never expected to have at this age; I’ve made some amazing friends and developed skills, which have already aided me in my everyday life outside of the studio. They’ve also provided an outlet where you can be as weird and wonderful as you like and be accepted for being that person. Improvements are always being made to the agency and we can’t complain about the dedication the team have to us as models. It’s a fantastic agency to work with!

Charlotte Dickinson Current Elite model (28 July 2016)
 

Lauren Ward - Previous model

I haven't been with 12 to 18 for very long like some of the models have, but when I first joined I was welcomed with open arms. In 12 to 18 you have to work hard to become an elite but when you are it makes you feel so happy, I love it here we are all like one happy family X

Lauren Ward Previous model (28 July 2016)

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