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Phil Critchlow

CEO and Founding Director of TBI, a senior content creator and board director who has developed and delivered some of the highest profile broadcast and events projects in the UK and internationally on Television, Radio and Online. Over 25 years in the industry, as well as leading complex factual projects, he has developed a specialism in Music & Entertainment, taking responsibility for thousands of hours of output across most genres in the UK and internationally. As a result he’s won over 100 awards for creativity including leading TBI to winning ‘Indie Of The Year’ for the last 5 years consecutively in the international New York Festival Awards.

In live music he has delivered performances ranging from full symphony orchestras, to BBC and Sky television, to cutting edge dance to BBC Radio 1. This means he’s worked with some of the worlds highest profile musicians actors and presenters in some of the most iconic locations.

TBI will produce around 600 programmes this year ranging from regular strand output for the BBC and commercial clients to major broadcast events for television, radio, digital and live cinema.

On incorporating the company Phil said : ‘When I started in the industry it was clear that things were going to change, but the revolution has proved to be more profound than we could ever have imagined. One thing remains constant though, the need for great content. Every media platform needs bold and ambitious ideas – that’s what we’re in business to provide’.

His career began as a BBC trainee. Following production across the corporation he moved to Unique Broadcasting where he rose to Director Of Programmes overseeing many millions of pounds of production. During his time on the management team the company was listed on AIM as UBC Media.

Various industry roles include Chair of the ‘Radio Independents Group’(RIG) which leads to regular liaison with the most senior figures in broadcasting and Government. Non Executive board  positions include, or have included The Educational Recording Agency (ERA), Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, Classic Gold Networks and The Wavendon All Music Foundation. Advisory roles include work with the AIB (Association of International Broadcasters) The New York Festivals and Veevar (Digital Music Education)