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Aims and Objectives

> To provide and encourage quality and affordable training in radio skills.

> To promote skills sharing across the independent production sector

> To encourage new entrants to the independent production sector.

> To encourage networking, collaboration and partnership across the sector.

> To promote dIversity in programme making, and production.

> To be accessible to indie staff, freelance, and BBC and commercial radio staff.

IS NOW THE TIME TO BUY, SELL OR MERGE?

The audio marketplace is changing fast with more opportunities for audio businesses than ever before so is now the right time to consolidate or build your business?  Do you know how to explore the possibilities?   How do you value your company?  Where do you find a buyer or partner?     The RIG Future Forum brings together experts who know all about the opportunities, the pitfalls and the challenges.     CEO of 7 Digital Simon Cole has headed up the takeovers of several media businesses so has considerable personal experience of how to be successful and Oliver Stacey, Partner at top city law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, specialises in the media and communications sector and has extensive knowledge of  mergers and acquisitions.     There’ll be advice and case studies - what works, what doesn’t -  join other RIG Leaders for a  lively evening of conversation and debate. Oliver Stacey portrait
 
Date & time: 11Simon Cole portraitth October, 1800 - 2000
Venue: USP Content, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA
Chaired by Caroline Elliot - Managing Partner, Quattrain
Cost: £5+VAT for RIG members, £10+VAT non-members
* Booking is now open on the new Bookwhen site


 

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Running your own media business or working in the industry you need to be an entrepreneur but are you thinking like one?

Don't Miss 'Think Like an Entrepreneur' - An evening with Robbie Steinhouse, a successful serial entrepreneur and an expert in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) who regularly advises major companies on how to think differently to attract more business. This has never been more relevant at a time when all audio and media businesses are having to expand into different markets. Robbie will be drawing on powerful psychological techniques from neuro-linguistic programming and from very practical examples of successful business techniques to give you new ideas for diversifying and increasing your range of work.      

Portrait Robbie SteinhouseJoin Robbie and other RIG colleagues for a fascinating evening of advice, discussion, information and discovery.   The session begins with drinks at 1800 (talk begins at 1830) and finishes at 2000.

Date & time: 5th June 2017
Venue: Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA
Places: 40
Cost: free to RIG members [and Age UK staff], £10 non-members

Book now at v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain [bookings close 31st May]


 

How do you find the right business and creative partner?  

What arrangements should you make and when do you walk away?    

Rob Jones picThis is an opportunity to get advice on what makes an effective partnership from media professionals with a variety of experience:

  • Rob Jones, Founder and CEO of USP Content, has successful commercial relationships with Formula 1 and Tesco;
  • Jane Ellison, Head of Creative Partnerships at the BBC, is responsible for a range of exciting and complex programming including  ‘Shakespeare Lives’ and ‘World War 1 on the BBC’
  • and from the law firm Simons Muirhead and Burton, James Greenslade gives advice about your partnership agreement.  

Jane Ellison picAll three will be using their personal and professional experience to answer questions from the audience and give their top tips for creating a strategic and successful partnership.   Hosted by Caroline Elliot from Quattrain there will also be the opportunity to network with your colleagues and talk about the potential for collaborations.   

Venue: Simons, Muirhead and Burton, 8-9 Frith Street, London W1D 3JB
Date & time: 26th January 2017, 1815 for 1830 - 2000
Cost: Free, but booking required - book your place at v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain

James Greenslade picAt a time when, more than ever, businesses are seeking partnerships for joint ventures, creative collaborations and  business sponsorship as a way to bring in revenue RIG Leaders Forum is focussing on what makes a good partnership.    


headshot phil critchlow'Growing your Small Business'

An invitation to all those RIG members who run their own companies and want to find out more about growing their businesses. Are you struggling to cope with the work coming in but cautious about taking the next step – employing full time staff and signing a lease on premises?

headshot liz barclayPhil Critchlow, Founder and Director of TBI Media as well as Chair of the Radio Independents Group, tells the story of the growth of his company since it was set up in 2006 to what is now a multi- award winning production house and Liz Barclay, journalist and expert in consumer finance and small businesses, gives advice on the difficult and practical decisions to be made.   

PLUS: 'Compete or Compare'

Phil will be joined by Will Jackson, RIG's Managing Director, to talk about the new opportunities under next year's new BBC Charter, which will implement 'Compete or Compare' with more of its radio commissioning opening up to full competition - 60% by 2022.

The session is chaired by Caroline Elliot, Quattrain, there will be plenty of time for questions and it will be followed by a drink with other leaders from the audio industry.    

date & time: 9th November 2016, 1800 for 1815 - 2000

venue: Simons, Muirhead and Burton, Ground Floor, 8-9 Frith St, London W1D 3JB

no of places: 30 - free, but booking essential, at v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain

 

 


 

How can you make more from your content?

Date: 16th May 2016

Time: 18.15 for 18.30 start

Venue: Simmons & Simmons, CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9SS

Places: free, but only 8 places left, so booking essential - please go to https://v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain

So what are the types of deals Indies should be negotiating – for podcasts, video, publications?  

How do you negotiate for different territories and what licenses are advisable?  
For example streaming video there are several elements to investigate text, art, music, video, photographs, rights of publicity and more.    

What happens if you don’t comply?    
This RIG Leaders Forum will seek to debate and discuss these issues with an expert panel led by John Moran, Controller of Business Affairs at Channel 4.   John was  previously Head of Legal, Commercial and Business Affairs, BBC Audio and Music . An Oxford and Berkeley Universities law graduate, John began his career as a Barrister in London before becoming a Legal Advisor within HM Treasury and then joining the BBC in 1999. 

PLUS: specialist IP lawyers Adrian Dykes (from Simmons & Simmons) and Joanna Conway (from Norton, Rose Fulbright)

Organised by: Caroline Elliot, Quattrain, www.quattrain.uk