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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

(Archived event, for reference only)

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    Spotlight, 7 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7RJ - NOTE THIS IS A NEW VENUE (and the entrance is a bit hidden!)



 future forum: how technology is changing audio

A look into the future for audio where technology is changing the very nature of programme making.   Join the experts – Mukul Devichand - BBC Exec Editor, Voice and AI; Award winning content maker Nicky Birch and innovator Brenda Salinas from Google.  62% of Brits are already using or happy to use voice-operated devices for shopping, controlling music, searching the web and finding the latest news. 

  • So what impact will this have on how producers make content?
  • Who will lead the market in voice activated content and AI?
  • Where are the commissioning budgets for producers to experiment?   

Your chance to ask questions.  The discussion will be led by Caroline Elliot from Quattrain.

date & time: 24th April 2019, 1800 - 2000

SM&B, 87-91 Newman St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3EY

booking essential, 40 places available, @ £10 + VAT each - book now at



According to recent research podcasts and digital audio content have been downloaded more than 1.5 billion times around the world.     23% of UK adults listen at least one a month in the UK with two thirds falling into the 16-34 age group.    The audience is growing and its an exciting time for podcasters but how do you make money? 

This Future forum talks to the experts about turning your content into a successful podcast with a sound business model.      How do you grow listeners to that vital number that attracts advertising and what different types of sponsorship and advertising are available?    How long before you can get a return on your product and what is the future for podcasts?

Join the experts Ruth Fitzsimmons, SVP of International Operations at Audioboom; Sam Shetabi, Content Manager UK Acast  Matt Deegan, Creative Director at Folder Media and co-founder of the British Podcast Awards, Neil Cowling Founder and Managing Director of Fresh Air Productions formerly Creative Development Director with Radioworks, the UKs largest independent advertising agency.   Caroline Elliot, Partner in Quattrain, will lead the discussion. 

The event starts at 6.00 p.m with a drink and the opportunity to network.

Date and Time:  Tuesday 6th November 6.00 - 8.00 pm
Venue:  SMAB, 87-91 Newman Street, London W1T 3EY
Cost:  £10 plus VAT
Please book your place at our dedicated booking website


A very special book evening hosted by Penguin Random House.

What role does audio play now in the life of a book?  How are publishers adapting the content they publish to attract the growing audiences for audio content?  How are publishers embracing the potential of podcasts and voice-led technology?    What do writers and publishers want from audio producers?

 Join author Sebastian Faulks, best known for his historical novels set in France -  Birdsong, Charlotte Gray and The Girl at the Lion d’Or - who has a new project this year; Hannah Telfer, Managing Director, Audiences and Audio at Penguin Random House, plus award winning Digital Content Producer, David Roper from Heavy Entertainment, to gain insight into forthcoming projects and discuss new ideas for creating a very unique broadcast book event.   

Only two tickets per company  

Date & time: 16th April 2018, 6pm - 8pm
Venue: Penguin Random House 10th Floor, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL
Fee: £10 + VAT (£12 gross)
Places: 70 - book your place at




The audio marketplace is changing fast with more opportunities for audio businesses than ever before so is now the right time to consolidate or build your business?  Do you know how to explore the possibilities?   How do you value your company?  Where do you find a buyer or partner?     The RIG Future Forum brings together experts who know all about the opportunities, the pitfalls and the challenges.     CEO of 7 Digital Simon Cole has headed up the takeovers of several media businesses so has considerable personal experience of how to be successful and Oliver Stacey, Partner at top city law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, specialises in the media and communications sector and has extensive knowledge of  mergers and acquisitions.     There’ll be advice and case studies - what works, what doesn’t -  join other RIG Leaders for a  lively evening of conversation and debate. Oliver Stacey portrait
Date & time: 11Simon Cole portraitth October, 1800 - 2000
Venue: USP Content, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA
Chaired by Caroline Elliot - Managing Partner, Quattrain
Cost: £5+VAT for RIG members, £10+VAT non-members
* Booking is now open on the new Bookwhen site