The team behind The Headshot Guy®

The Headshot Guy is the UK’s leading brand, in taking professional headshots of executives, business professionals and company teams. The business, started in 2008 by John Cassidy, has grown from strength to strength; so much so, that we can now offer a UK wide service offering to our clients.

The Headshot Guy specialises in taking professional headshots, for the business community, for use in their social media or printed materials. We don’t do weddings, family portraits or even pets! Our unique offering includes –

Headshots for Individual Business Professionals

Headshots for Business Events, Conferences & Exhibitions.

Headshots for Corporate Teams & SME’s

The Headshot Guy’s team of photographers can either travel to your event or business, or you can visit one of our headshot studios. The business has two areas of specific expertise – headshot photography and franchising; the two make a winning combination. The head office team is –

John Cassidy – Founder & Managing Director

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John Cassidy started his photographic career in the RAF. He spent 17 years travelling the world and ended up as the main Command Public Relations photographer. After his service, he formed John Cassidy Photography. John mainly provided freelance work and his clients included The Times and other prestigious publications. However, he found himself working more & more with businesses and their executives, taking their headshots. This new market used their headshots for their websites, external documents, PR & social media requirements. In 2010, John took a leap of faith and created The Headshot Guy and has never looked back since.

Simon Hulme – Chairman & Non-Executive Director


Simon’s background has been in franchising and business start-ups. Simon’s impressive track record includes Frame Express and the highly successful Card Connection. The business was widely regarded as one of the best-run franchises in the UK and was in the Top 10 publishers in the greeting card industry. The business was sold to UK Greetings (the British subsidiary of American Greetings Inc.) in March 2008.

Neal Gandhi – Non-Executive Director


Neal is an angel investor with a particular focus on technology companies.  As an advocate of conscious capitalism, Neal focuses on companies with a strong sense of purpose and values.  His role at The Headshot Guy is to provide business support and technology advice as the company scales.

Ian Bradley – Non Executive Director

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Ian has managed multiple start-ups and seen many businesses through to a successful exit. Ian formed Hospital Entertainment Ltd. in 1990 & took the business across the UK and into Europe. He sold in 2000 to Patientline plc. & the enlarged group raised £90m on AIM. He specializes in franchising and has franchised multiple concepts, including Riverford Organic Vegetables. Ian is a previous Director of the British Franchise Association & was Chairman of The BFA for the South West Region.