Monthly Archives: March 2023

Belle wins 2023 Independent Audio Award

Our “Stormy Weather” series wins coveted award!

Posted by Richard on March 23rd, 2023

Kay receiving the IPA Audio Award from Konni Huq and Zebralution’s Rebecca Souster

We were delighted to win the 2023 IPA Audio Award for our 5-part radio series Stormy Weather at a prestigious ceremony at London’s OXO Tower. The series was presented by acclaimed transport historian and broadcaster Tim Dunn and was inspired by our first ever publication – Hurricane Hutch’s Top 10 Ships of the Clyde.

You can find all 5 episodes in the series

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Kay addresses All Party Parliamentary Group at Westminster

APPG on Commercial Radio celebrates the work of the Audio Content Fund

Posted by Richard on March 21st, 2023

Kay at the APPG Meeting at Portcullis House, Westminster

Kay was one of only four industry speakers asked to address the All Party Parliamentary Group on Commercial Radio yesterday on behalf of the Audio Content Fund (ACF).

The Symposium was called to mark the work of the ACF and to discuss the future of public funding in audio production. The session was chaired by Andy Carter MP and attended by a range of parliamentarians and officials, including former Culture Secretary John Whittingdale.

Belle was chosen out of a total of 91 possible suppliers, so it was quite an honour to represent the industry.

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We take our hat off to teachers on World Book Day

Posted by Kay on March 7th, 2023

Scores of excited children, dressed up as their favourite characters greeted Richard when he visited Coleshill Infants on World Book Day. Yes, it’s that time of the year when children across the country (with a little help from their parents) dress up in all sorts of interesting and inventive costumes with a least a nod to their favourite book. And, as any author will tell you, sometimes their costumes can be rather elaborate and not entirely practical – it’s not unusual to see kids trapped inside carboard structures twice their height or lugging around vast papier-mâché props and still be expected to manage a full day’s lessons too. Trying to work out which characters are on show is a huge part of the fun, but it’s also a test of your knowledge of the world of children’s books – as well as a test of your diplomatic skills!

And this time Richard was faced with something different – every single child was also wearing a Captain Bobo captain’s hat!

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