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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.

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

 

RIG is very excited to announce that it is launching the RIG Leaders Forum primarily for its members.   The Forum is for leaders and senior staff in independent audio production companies and its aim is to build knowledge about business growth giving members the opportunity to develop contacts and grow partnerships with their colleagues.   At each session there will be a keynote speaker followed by a networking event.   The events are free to RIG members and will be held six times a year. 

The theme for the first session is Growing and Developing the Digital Media brand.  Our speaker will be Glynn Pegler, Director of Culture Group develops digital campaigns and formats -  clients including Google, Virgin, Red Bull and Comic Relief.  

 headshot Glynn PeglerGlynn established his first company - a leading youth consumer magazine - at the age of 15. He now works across private and public sectors in global markets. His initiatives have been consumed by millions of print media readers, by tens of millions of television viewers and over a billion internet visitors. 

Glynn sits on an Editorial Advisory Board for BBC Worldwide, serves as a Business Champion for the Welsh Government and co-founded Young Brits as a social enterprise to champion young business talent from the UK to the rest of the world. He is a UK Ambassador for the European Cultural Parliament’s Youth Network and the UK’s Lead Entrepreneur delegate at the G20 Summits. Glynn served as a Director of UnLtd – a £100m Foundation for social entrepreneurs – for six years.
 
He is a regular speaker on digital strategy, enterprise & entrepreneurship, youth market engagement and brand development, particularly in emerging markets.  Glynn is currently overseeing Culture Group's expansion into Latin America. In 2015 Glynn was appointed by Méxican President Peña Nieto as UK Honorary Consul for México.
 
He will talk about developing your digital business into new markets and building successful partnerships.

The venue:  The Groucho Club, 45 Dean St, London W1D 4QB, London W1 from 6.30 - 8.30 pm

Date:  Thursday 18th February 2016

To apply for tickets please go to https://v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain   (40 max)

 

RIG is very excited to announce that it is launching the RIG Leaders Forum primarily for its members.   The Forum is for leaders and senior staff in independent audio production companies and its aim is to build knowledge about business growth giving members the opportunity to develop contacts and grow partnerships with their colleagues.   At each session there will be a keynote speaker followed by a networking event.   The events are free to RIG members and will be held six times a year. 

The theme for the first session is Growing and Developing the Digital Media brand.  

headshot Glynn PeglerOur speaker will be Glynn Pegler, Director of Culture Group develops digital campaigns and formats -  clients including Google, Virgin, Red Bull and Comic Relief.   Glynn established his first company - a leading youth consumer magazine - at the age of 15. He now works across private and public sectors in global markets. His initiatives have been consumed by millions of print media readers, by tens of millions of television viewers and over a billion internet visitors. He is a regular speaker on digital strategy, enterprise & entrepreneurship, youth market engagement and brand development, particularly in emerging markets.  He will talk about developing your digital business into new markets and building successful partnerships.  For fuller details, click here 

The venue:  The Groucho Club, 45 Dean St, London W1D 4QB, London W1 from 6.30 - 8.30 pm

Date:  Thursday 18th February 2016

To apply for tickets please go to https://v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain   (40 max)