BBC at i-start

The latest i-start event looked at how small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can work with the BBC. Jonathan Kingsbury, Head of External Supply at BBC Future Media and Technology (FMT), gave a brief overview of the BBC's future strategy and the challenges it faces in the new media age.

Jonathan then outlined how businesses could work with the BBC, from getting on their Approved Suppliers List (ASL) to submitting ideas for the BBC to green light with development funds.

Over 50 guests attended the event and had the opportunity to question Jonathan afterwards.

Jonathan Kingsbury (Head of External Supply at BBC New Media & Technology)

L-R: Emmet Quigley (Gregory Abrams Davidson LLP), Jonathan Kingsbury (BBC) and Tony Hughes (ICDC).

Jonathan is also bringing a number of the BBC FMT commissioners up to Liverpool on the 15th August 2007 to give businesses a further opportunity to present their products / services and develop a working relationship with the BBC.

Jonathan is working with ICDC to help define the skills which SMEs will need to become suppliers to the BBC. This is part of the Interactive Media and Games Service that ICDC are running, backed by the Learning and Skills Council.

If you would like to find out more about the event on the 15th August or how ICDC can help you develop your proposals for the BBC and attain Approved Supplier List (ASL) status, please do not hesitate to contact Tony Hughes - details below:

Tony Hughes
Assistant Director - ICDC
T: 0151 907 2929

The next i-start event will be held on Wednesday 26th September 2007. Further details will be posted on the ICDC website closer to the time.

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