Bulletproof Agency Network proudly presents our inaugural podcast.
This episode delves inside the Bulletproof Agency Network, helping you get an understanding of with who its for, what we aim to achieve and why.
Our guests for this session are the three founding members:
A journalist and broadcaster for nearly 30 years, Andy runs his own media consultancy in Manchester working with clients like Weber Shandwick, the NFU, and the Institute of Directors.
Andy started in print before 17 years as a BBC presenter & reporter, appearing on BBC Breakfast, Five Live & the Today programme. For five years Andy presented the award-winning BBC1 current affairs programme Inside Out, travelling across
Europe making documentaries on terrorism, the smuggling of illegal guns into the UK and the Manchester IRA bomb. He also made films with Sir Bobby Charlton, Yoko Ono, Lord Heseltine and Johnny Marr.
Find out more about Andy’s media consultancy: www.andyjohnson.tv
The topics we have tackled within this episode include:
(1) Overview of the three founders, their businesses and why they are positioned to help the creative industries
(2) What exactly is the Bulletproof Agency Network and what will it offer those who engage with it?
(3) How did the Bulletproof Agency Network come to be?
(4) What passions drive the venture and what are they looking to achieve?
(5) Why Podcasts?
(6) What would constitute success?
Steve Kuncewicz is a principal lawyer in the business advisory team at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.
He specialises in intellectual property, media and social media law with a particular emphasis on the creative, digital and technology sector. Steve is listed as a "recommended lawyer" in tier 2 of the Legal 500s 2014, 2015, and 2016 North West Technology, Media & Telecoms section.
He is a regular spokesperson, and has given interviews to the local and national press through BBC Breakfast, Sky News, ITV, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live and LBC London.
Steve's first book, "Legal Issues of Web 2.0 and Social Media", was published in June 2011 and his second book "Legal Issues of Corporate Communication in the Online World" was published in June 2012.
As well as being a member of the Law Society's Technology & Law Reference Group, Steve also sits on the boards of various membership bodies, including as Co-Chair Of Creative ProManchester and the MPA. He was also a Trustee of NOISE Festival and is an Ambassador for Forever Manchester.
For more information on Slater and Gordon: www.slatergordon.co.uk/
Paul Barnes is MD and founder of My Accountancy Place, the UK's leading provider of outsourced accounting and finance services to digital creative businesses. Paul and My Accountancy Place offer advice, tools and support on how to build a profitable and healthy agency.
For more information on My Accountancy Place: https://myaccountancyplace.co.uk/
Michael Henderson is the founder of Risk Box, an independently owned insurance specialist, dedicated to helping and protecting people and businesses working within the creative sectors.
For more information on Risk Box: http://www.riskboxuk.com/
If this is your first time listening, which for most people it will be, being episode zero, then thanks for listening.
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We hope you will join us again for engaging tales from interesting agency folk, and useful insights into the wonderful creative world of the North of England
In the next episode, the first proper one of the Bulletproof Agency Network, we will be talking to serial entrepreneur Al Mackin. From his years establishing leading Manchester agency, The E Word, to launching dual tech start-ups, Formisimo and Nudgr