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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.

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   (40 max)