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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.

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