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Wes ButtersSara HughesPaulGambacciniblankKim Kemson Dave Mee Stuart EllisJoe ChambersLiz PetersSteve BootOli KempDarryl MorrisJordan NorthBrett ClaxtonAdam FarishJo LloydSimon MorykinAndy PeacockFaisal QureshiAndrew GubbaHattie PearsonAnne WilkinsIan VernonMark GablerAdam BrownJordan HemingwayRyan McDermott
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Wes Butters

Mediable's Founder

Wes first came to national attention with his work on BBC Radio 1, hosting the prestigious Top 40 chart show and also regularly sitting in on the early breakfast, Scott Mills and Chris Moyles shows.

Since then Wes has won numerous awards, including a Sony for his Galaxy Manchester breakfast show when he was described by judges as a “true radio natural”.

He made a return to BBC radio guest-presenting the BBC 6 Music breakfast show, hosting a daily talk show on BBC Radio Leeds, and producing and presenting documentaries for BBC Radio 4. He is also an announcer for its sister station, BBC Radio 4 Extra.

On TV Wes has appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Top of the Pops and Jacques Perretti’s 50 Years of Bad Sex, while his voice has featured on The Brit Awards, Top of the Pops, An Audience with Take That, Live 8, and in the film Love Actually.

The author of two biographies, Wes’s first book, Kenneth Williams Unseen, met with critical acclaim and his second, Whatshisname: The Life and Death of Charles Hawtrey, was the number one pre-ordered biography on Amazon, later number one biography.

Wes is proud dad to Maisie.

www.wesbutters.com

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Sara Hughes

Business Co-ordinator

A drama graduate of Hull University, Sara has worked in theatres in America and numerous radio stations around the North West of England, including being part of the team to launch two of them.

Her direct email address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Paul Gambaccini

Ambassador

Paul was born in New York City and earned degrees in History (Dartmouth College, USA), and Philosophy, Politics and Economics (University College, Oxford).

Paul appeared on BBC Radio 1 for 18 years, presenting the US Chart Show for most of that time, and has been a regular on each of the first four British terrestrial television networks. He was the longest serving performer on breakfast television, with his 13-year film review stint, first on TV-am and then GMTV. His television appearances include Call My Bluff, Music For The Millennium, and The South Bank Show.

In addition to broadcasting, Paul has been co-author of The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and related titles with Tim and Jo Rice. The team also wrote with Tony Brown The Complete Eurovision Song Contest Companion. His own books include Love Letters, Radio Boy, Top 100 Albums and Track Records. Paul also co-authored Television's Greatest Hits with Rod Taylor, with whom he co-wrote and associate produced the BBC 1 television series of the same name.

In 1995 Paul was named Philanthropist of the Year by the National Charity Fundraisers, for his work on behalf of the Terrence Higgins Trust. He received the Outstanding Contribution to Music Radio Award from the Radio Academy in 1996 and picked up the Sony Award for Music Broadcaster of the Year in 2003.

Paul was also inducted into the Radio Academy's Hall of Fame in December 2005. There are now 40 members in the Hall of Fame.

Hear Paul present America's Greatest Hits on BBC Radio 2, Saturdays, 8-10pm.

www.bbc.co.uk/radio2

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Mediable

needs YOU!

We're looking for proven media professionals to join our team of workshop facilitators.

If you're an animator, producer, radio or TV presenter, games designer or coder, get in touch to see how you can add Mediable to your freelance work.

Email your CV and a covering letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Kim Emson

Animation

Kim’s professional experience began in 2003 animating in freelance roles on the popular Cbeebies series Bob the Builder and Rubbadubbers. She then enjoyed great success on CBBC series OOglies. She has since worked with Tim Burton on Disney’s stop motion feature film Frankenweenie, adverts for production companies Kuncklehead, Partizan and The Neighbourhood.

In 2009 Kim formed a collective stop motion production company with former colleagues to create bespoke full service animation production for clients to allow for more creative freedom and opportunity. The collective’s notable clients include New Balance and Company Pictures and Start-Rite. Kim continues to grow her production company and maintain her freelance clients.

www.kimemsonanimates.com

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Dave Mee

Coding

Dave has been a nerd since when it was uncool the first time round. Learning to programme by necessity with a ZX81, he has grown with industry through some of the UK's biggest digital companies.

Dave is keenly involved in community technology and creative learning, co-founding MadLab and establishing their training programme whilst being in-demand to deliver workshops around the world, from Seoul to Moscow, Sao Paolo to Singapore. Dave tries not to let on that computers are just games consoles with keyboards.

www.davemee.com

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Stuart Ellis

Podcasting

Beginning in his hometown of Birmingham at BRMB, Stuart has worked as Presenter, Head of Music and Programme Controller for some of the country's biggest radio stations.

As a presenter Stuart has worked for almost every adult radio brand in the UK, including Heart, Real and Smooth Radio.

Stuart can now be heard on various BBC stations, including BBC WM, BBC Radio Stoke and at BBC Radio York.

www.stuartellis.co.uk

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Joe Chambers

Video

Joe can be seen on Cbeebies, playing the role of 'First Officer Ditty' The Rhyme Rocket.

He is a great young actor, a high energy children's entertainer and keen presenter. Joe studied both presenting and acting as part of his degree in Media Performance at Salford University. For the time being he hopes to continue his work in children's television before branching out into other areas of presentation.

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Liz Peters

Video

Liz began her career as a journalist and newsreader for various stations, including Capital FM, Xfm and Smooth Radio.

She sidestepped into the world of television several years ago, working as a presenter for the likes of QVC, ITV, LifeTV and Channel M in Manchester. Liz also made a name for herself in the webvideo industry, hosting hundreds of websites, and several online TV channels, including Vodaphone, Redrow Housebuilders, British Telecom; and has worked extensively with 'greenscreen' technology. She is also an experienced voiceover artist, and regularly films product demonstration and cookery DVD's, for Kleeneze and Studio24.

She is also a fully-qualified university lecturer.

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Steve Boot

Animation

Steve trained as a stop motion animator at Cosgrove Hall Films, under the tuition of award winning animator Barry Purves.

His career has seen him animate at Cosgrove Hall (Postman Pat, Little Robots, Andy Pandy), Hot Animation (Bob the Builder), Chapman Entertainment (Roary the Racing Car, Peter Kay's animated all star band video) and Mackinnion and Saunders (Toby’s Traveling Circus).

Steve has also been commissioned to make his own short films for Vision and Media, Channel 4 and S4C, and is also directing animations with his own company Gadzooks Animation.

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Oli Kemp

Podcasting

Oli’s voice was discovered making flight announcements at London Gatwick Airport.

He got his first radio break on Mercury FM’s breakfast show in Kent and has since gone on to present AC & HotAC radio in most major audience demographics.

Oli can currently be heard on Heart North Wales on the weekday drive-time show.

www.heart.co.uk/northwales

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Darryl Morris

Podcasting

Darryl was bitten by the radio bug at a young age. After presenting the weekday breakfast show on his school's radio station, Darryl was asked to host a special week of programmes on the BBC World Service.

He has since worked for Tower FM and BBC Radio Manchester, first as a Broadcast Assistant and Researcher then later as a presenter, before time spent on Manchester's Key 103 and national digital station The Hits.

Darryl joined Global Radio to work across its Galaxy and XFM brands, covering Breakfast, Drivetime and shows at the weekends, as well as hosting a daily show on Gold Manchester.

In 2012 Darryl rejoined The Hits, where he can be heard on the weekday breakfast show.

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Jordan North

Podcasting

Jordan's obsession with radio began in school and drew him toward a community radio station.

Just days after completing his degree, Jordan won Bauer Media’s Stars of 2011 competition and presented a month’s worth of shows for The Hits causing a stir with his particular blend of honest northern self-deprecation and genuine likeability.

You can hear Jordan on Rock FM's weekday drive-time show.

www.jordannorth.co.uk

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Brett Claxton

Video

Brett graduated from university in 2009 with a 2:1 in Film and Television Production. His roles have ranged from being a runner, which has seen him work with the likes of Derren Brown and on Captain America: The First Avenger, through to producing, directing and editing short films, live events, music videos and more.

His experience in the media industry has seen him work with a fantastic range of talent and in 2013 he formed his own company, Running Clock Films, which specialises in video production.

www.runningclockfilms.com

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Adam Farish

Animation

Adam is an award winning animator who has worked for Cosgrove Hall (Little Robots, Fifi and the Flowertots, Rupert Bear and Postman Pat) and Chapman’s Entertainment (Roary the Racing Car, Peter Kay’s Animated All Star Band and Rah Rah the Noisy Lion). He has also produced and directed his own film for NorthWest Media and Vision.

Adam's entry on IMDB

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Jo Lloyd

Podcasting

As a presenter Jo has worked for Heart, Century, Real Radio and UTV, and in front of the camera as a travel expert. She is a Met Office trained weather presenter and has written monthly music, fashion and travel pieces for a lifestyle magazines.

Jo is an experienced live on stage presenter hosting such events as the Fina World Swimming Championships, the World Firework Championships, M Fest, and Back to the 80s concerts.

A professional singer, Jo even appeared on the ITV show Stars in their Eyes.

You can listen to Jo on Smooth Radio, Sunday afternoons from 2.

www.smoothradio.com/northwest/shows-presenters

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Simon Morykin

Podcasting

Simon has worked for the BBC, Galaxy Network and Heart FM.

He is perhaps best known for his network evening show, Total Access, which saw him interview some of the world's biggest music stars, including Lady Gaga, Cheryl Cole and Usher.

Simon has hosted festivals for UTV Radio - including 2010, 2011 and 2012 Live events in Staffordshire, on stage in front of 15,000 people and introducing artists such as Labrinth, Pixie Lott, Rizzle Kicks and The Saturdays.

Tune in to hear Simon on Hallam FM, weekdays from 10.

www.simonmorykin.co.uk/

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Andy Peacock

Podcasting

Andy has worked at many radio stations across the UK, including Key 103, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 5 Live, Signal Radio, Rock Radio and Heart.

As well as presenting radio shows, Andy also worked as a producer on networked Sunday afternoon top 40 chart shows.

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Faisal Qureshi

Video

Faisal has worked on projects commissioned by DNA Films, Dan Films and BBC Films whilst lecturing in Editing at the Northern Film School. He is a visiting lecturer at the Escula Internacional Cine y TV in Cuba where he has given workshops on visual storytelling and production as well as being a mentor on several British Council film production schemes.

Faisal worked as an Associate Producer on the BAFTA award winning feature film Four Lions and has several projects in various stages of development.

The Green Light

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Andrew Gubba

Animation

Andrew started working for Cosgrove Hall in 2003 specialising in 2D animation.

His experience is wide ranging, encompassing children’s TV, computer games, online games, animated internet series, commercials, short films, promotional videos and museum exhibitions.

Some of the highlights include working on CBBC’s Muddle Earth, restoring lost episodes of a 1960s Dr Who TV series, Disney’s A Christmas Carol for the Nintendo DS and animated screens for a Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum London.

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Hattie Pearson

Podcasting

Hattie presents the early weekend breakfast show across the XFM Network. She also presented a live show on BBC Radio 1 as a result of winning Best Female at the Student Radio Awards 2012.

She spent three years at The University of Manchester studying English Language.

Whilst at Uni, Hattie presented at a community station, dressed as a monkey for the XFM Manchester Breakfast Show and worked across various shows at the BBC, including BBC Breakfast, Radio Manchester as well as Craig Charles' Funk and Soul Show and Weekend Breakfast on 6music.

www.xfm.co.uk

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Anne Wilkins

Animation

Anne Wilkins has worked as an animator and director since 2007, when her first film Sun in the Night Time won awards and was screened at several international film festivals.

Since then, she has continued to make award-winning short films with her friend and co-director Emily Howells; enjoying particular success with the 90-second epic A Film About Poo at the New York International Children's Film Festival. Together, the pair founded the simply-titled collective Emily and Anne and have produced a wide variety of animation and illustration for clients including the BFI and BBC Learning.

Anne's experience also includes character animation on the CBBC series Muddle Earth and Strange Hill High.

www.emilyandanne.co.uk

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Ian Vernon

Video

Ian studied film production and photography at Teesside College of Art. After earning his degree, he became a photographer for Carlton TV, gaining a reputation for lighting and special effects.

In 2010 Ian's production company completed the black comedy feature film Rebels Without A Clue. It won three awards at the Ibiza International Film Festival; Best Cinematography, Best Soundtrack, and Best Supporting Actor. Ian was also the cinematographer (credited under an alias of Ivan D Rennov) and received his award from Oscar winning Cinematographer Ronnie Taylor.

Ian spends his time between Los Angeles and the UK. When not directing or writing he teaches acting for camera under the name Vernon Acting Method.

www.vernonactingmethod.co.uk

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Mark Gabler

Podcasting

Mark is a highly creative audio producer with 20 years of radio imaging, SPI and commercial production experience with major groups working on brands such as Rock FM, Key 103, The Hits, Smash Hits Radio, Century/Real Radio, Smooth Radio and Real XS.

He began aged 15 collecting song requests at his local hospital in Warrington. After a stint presenting Radio General’s request shows Mark was involved in early restricted service broadcasts for Warrington’s radio station Wire FM as well as co-ordinating/operating a station called Three Peaks Radio in the Vale Royal area of Cheshire.

In his time he has achieved industry award credits such as Radio Academy Gold, Arqiva, New York Festival, Prolific North along with various internal radio company awards.

More recently Mark has set up as a freelance producer, and as “Gabler Audio” he’s worked regularly for companies such as UTV Radio GB, S2Blue, Distorted Productions, Communicorp UK, Sunshine Radio, Devaweb (as well as Mediable of course.)

www.gableraudio.com

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Adam Brown

Podcasting

Adam first began broadcasting on Salford City Radio, the local community radio station of the city in which he was born and grew up. After presenting a Sunday afternoon show each week whilst studying for a degree in Film and Media, upon graduating Adam began working first as a broadcast assistant and then as a presenter at BBC Radio Manchester.

Adam quickly made the move to commercial radio, covering shows on Key 103 in Manchester, before he was given a regular slot presenting weekend overnights across ten stations on the Bauer network. From here, Adam then progressed onto doing weekday overnights on the network, whilst providing cover at Key 103 across the schedule.

In 2012, Adam was signed by Capital FM Manchester, where he currently presents weekend afternoons, and can regularly be heard covering the breakfast show and drive time.

Adam is also an experienced writer and performer, having co-written, co-produced and co-starred in his own sitcom ‘Staff Room,’ for Comedy Central UK. He is also a contributor on Challenge TV’s Wrestletalk TV.

www.capitalfm.com

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Jordan
Hemingway

Podcasting

Jordan first started in radio at the age of 13 after approaching the boss of his local station Home 107.9 in Huddersfield. It's here where his passionate love for the medium began, learning all aspects of making great radio - and great tea!

While learning his craft producing, Jordan was also presenting shows on hospital radio where he was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ in the National Hospital Radio Awards in 2008.

As soon as Jordan finished his A Levels and left school, he was offered the job as Network Producer at Real Radio (based in Manchester). At 18 years old, he was producing shows that were going out across the country. This role initially involved producing evening and weekend shows on both Real Radio and Smooth Radio, but Jordan was then promoted to Daytime Network Producer in 2012.

Jordan loves making radio that isn’t afraid to push the boundaries. He’s an expert at creating multiplatform content (both audio and video) and understands how radio can use these outlets to further connect and engage with audiences.

Currently, Jordan is Breakfast Show Producer at Heart North West.

www.twitter.com/jordanhemingway

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Ryan
McDermott

Video

Ryan McDermott won the BBC 3 Funny Hunt award in 2007 and went on to work with BBC Films and Sir David Frost’s Magnet Films developing and writing feature screenplays.

In 2013 Ryan collaborated with Adam Brown to produce an online sitcom pilot entitled Staff Room. The pilot episode was released via YouTube and soon went viral attracting over 30,000 hits. This lead to a £10,000 pound investment by former BBC producers Jesse Cleverly and Miles Bullough for their newly formed production company Wildseed Studios and a commission to produce five x ten minute episodes of Staff Room, which the pair co-wrote and starred in. Ryan also directed the series.

The first series of Staff Room launched online in November 2014 earning rave reviews for its handling of short form storytelling alongside tremendous social media buzz and generated almost 200,000 views. A second series is on its way. In recent months Ryan and Adam have been working BBC Comedy North to develop their next project.

www.staffroomseries.com

 

Wes Butters | Mediable's Founder

 

Sara Hughes | Business Co-ordinator

 

Paul Gambaccini | Ambassador

 

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Kim Emson | Animation

 

Dave Mee | Coding

 

Stuart Ellis | Podcasting

 

Joe Chambers | Video

 

Liz Peters | Video

 

Steve Boot | Animation

 

Oli Kemp | Podcasting

 

Darryl Morris | Podcasting

 

Jordan North | Podcasting

 

Brett Claxton | Video

 

Adam Farish | Animation

 

Jo Lloyd | Podcasting

 

Simon Morykin | Podcasting

 

Andy Peacock | Podcasting

 

Faisal Qureshi | Video

 

Andrew Gubba | Animation

 

Hattie Pearson | Podcasting

 

Anne Wilkins | Animation

 

Ian Vernon | Video

 

Mark Gabler | Podcasting

 

Adam Brown | Podcasting

 

Jordan Hemingway | Podcasting

 

Ryan McDermott | Video