Happy Birthday Ladbroke Productions (Radio) Ltd

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Believe it or not, it is exactly 1 year since I bought Ladbroke Productions (Radio) Ltd and reformed the company with my friends and colleagues Neil Rosser, Richard Bannerman and Nick Lawrence.  A whole year has passed…and what a year!  While the world around us crashed, we managed by someone’s good grace, to keep winning commissions to make radio series for the national BBC radio networks (over 25 in fact!), as well as pick up some truly enthralling work with BBC Audiobooks (Dr Who and Tom Baker!).

It’s been a heck of a year for me, learning how to run a business, how to do accounts, how to market and sell…and do all this while still developing, pitching and producing radio and audio productions.  I couldn’t have done any of it without Neil, Richard and Nick, and all our friends at the BBC radio networks who supported the change of ownership, the gang at BBC Audiobooks for being our first commercial client and being so lovely with it, the lovely Sharon who helps with the more complicated accounting issues, and Andrew and the gang back at the previoud owners, Electric Airwaves who have made the transition wonderfully pain-free and remained close friends and even become clients over the year.

So here’s to year one…year two is already shaping up to be a good one with some exciting new commissions already signed up, and a lot we are currently pitching for.  And keep an eye out in January 2010 for our new company, SpokenWorld Audio…audiobook and radio programming goodies to download and enjoy!

Keep listening and keep following us on Twitter and Facebook and through the blogs…thanks to you all for your support and friendship.

Neil 🙂


About hokusbloke
30-something radio producer/director/writer, owner & MD of Ladbroke Productions (the UK's oldest independent radio production company). Lover of far fetched fiction, scifi and fantasy, my cats and all thinks tech. I am also the Chair of the Radio Independents Group, a former Trustee of the Radio Academy, and a Fellow of the RSA. I co-wrote, produced and directed Robert Rankin's "The Brightonomicon" audio series, produce Dr Who audiobooks for the BBC, and directed several sci-fi radio plays for BBC Radio 4 in 2009. I am a strong advocate for more SF audio and radio...keep watching this space for upcoming news!

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