Ian Single

Ian Single is a comedy commercials director who has worked on most of the country’s iconic brands – Kelloggs, Nestle, Walls, Heineken, Campari, Audi, Peugot, Persil and Tesco are just some of companies that he’s produced award winning ads for. “Were you truly wafted here from Paradise?” “Nahh Luton Airport” and “Just one Cornetto” are just two of Ian’s ads that regularly appear on the UK’s top 100.

Ian has accumulated a clutch of awards for his work including six D&ADA yellow pencils, eight silver and ten bronze Cannes Lions countless other awards and a prestigious Gold from the Art Director’s Club of New York.

He’s worked with many famous faces including Brigitte Bardot, Leonard Rossiter, Gary Lineker, Elizabeth Hurley, Peter Cooke, Steven Gerrard, Max Wall and Tommy Cooper to name a few. In fact his Tommy Cooper impersonation was heralded as the best ever by Anthony Hopkins at a Tommy Cooper Appreciation evening.

If experience counts for anything then Ian Single has this in abundance, he cites Alex Ferguson, Roy Hodgson and Harry Redknapp as formidable driving forces in an industry that is constantly looking for young talent. Ian is proud to say that he’s slightly younger than all three.

A film starring Ian Holm from a book by Ian McEwan, running and performing at the world’s biggest burlesque club are just a few of the outside interests that he pursues. And he still likes to watch fencing tournaments when he can as a former Olympic fencer.

Solely represented by MTP he is not afraid to travel.


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MTP was formed in 1988 with the intention of being the first Scottish based Commercials Production Company.

In the year 2000 we were acclaimed to be the Production Company of the Decade because we had brought ‘International standards of Production to Scotland.’ In 2011 we became the only Production Company to be given an achievement award for making an outstanding contribution to the British Advertising Industry.

We operate a policy of developing new talent locally and we also work with London based and overseas Directors where appropriate.

We operate a Production Service arm helping overseas and English companies find filming locations and shoot in Scotland.

Our documentary company MSP has won numerous awards since it's inception in 2005, including a Royal Television Society nomination.

We are becoming more and more involved with viral and web content and our internet work has also achieved many awards including UK Viral of the Year 2010.

We have won over 200 national and international awards and been in D&AD twelve times.