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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.