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Aims and Objectives

> To provide affordable quality training in a range of audio skills

> To promote skills sharing across the sector, including radio, podcasting, audiobooks and all forms of audio production

> To encourage new entrants and offer opportunities for networking, collaboration and partnership

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

> To promote dIversity in audio production

> To be accessible to all those working in the UK Audio sector


If you’ve dreamed of being your own boss, and running an Audio Indie, or perhaps you are a freelance who is going through the process of forming a company in order to qualify as a supplier for a commissioning organisation, then this Future Forum is for you.
 
In an Audiotrain workshop last year, BBC Sounds Commissioning Editor, Jason Phipps spoke about wanting to work with more new producers, but warned that people would have to pitch through existing companies, or form their own in order to become an accredited BBC supplier.
 
So, when is the right time to jump and what are the advantages and disadvantages of owning your own company?  Should you go into partnership? Do you need a formal office set up? How complicated is the paperwork? Do I need to be VAT registered? The reality is that company formation, insurance, health and safety, contracts, supplier lists and the responsibilities of being a Director, can be pretty daunting for any newcomer.
 
In this special evening, we have a panel of speakers to answer all your questions, or allay your fears: Liz Barclay, Broadcaster, writer and financial expert specialising in personal finance and small businesses; Paul March - Audio UK Legal Advisor and founder of Marchy Management and Stuart Morgan Managing Director of Audio Always.
 
Chaired by Caroline Elliot from Quattrain this is a session not to be missed if you want expert advice and to hear first hand about the realities of running an Independent company.   The evening will include the opportunity to meet other audio professionals with networking drinks before and after the talk.    

Date    6th February 2020
Time    1815 - 2000
Venue    SMAB, 87 - 91 Newman St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3EY.
No of places    40
Fees    £10 plus VAT.  Book your place now at https://bookwhen.com/audiotrain