Thanks for tuning into the very first ACrew4U Back to Business podcast.
I’m Bill Mountain of ACrew4U and I set this podcast up to share useful insights that you can apply to your creative business that take into account Strategy, Storytelling and Shooting Techniques and tips.
I’m delighted to be joined by some of the best people I know who are experts in all three of these areas.
There are three episodes, of which this is the first.
Today we’ll be speaking to Felix Velarde and Angela Law – of 2y 3X and Everysense respectively about Strategic imperatives, in particular, your firm’s proposition and skills mix for your creative business to ensure a buoyant bounceback.
Bouncing back is a speciality of second part of the podcast, where I’ll be learning about how Barry Bassett of VMI, stayed on the course through thick and thin, and how he’s sharing his knowledge, and a welcome message of hard work and positive thinking at a time when we could all do with both of these things in our businesses and lives.
And are joined by
In 1994 Felix Velarde started one of the first web design companies, Hyperinteractive. He had a career as an industry leading founder of pioneering agencies including Underwired and was CEO at The Conversation Group. He was also an Adjunct Professor on Hult International Business School’s MBA programme.
For the last five years Felix has chaired a number of highly successful tech companies and agencies, and was until recently UK lead at People-Centered Internet, chaired by the Internet’s co-inventor Vint Cerf.
He is CEO of The 2Y3X Programme, with a team of heavyweight former company leaders from the creative, digital, tech and social impact sectors. 2Y3X is a structured two-year programme which doubles or triples participating companies’ revenue. The programme starts with proposition development.
Outside work Felix is a writer and a Burning Man regular.
Felix’s Website https://2y3x.com/proposition-development/
His Linked in https://www.linkedin.com/in/felixvelarde/
Angela Law ran multi award-winning video agency Hawkshead, and was part of a team that sold to Endemol. She is now a founding Director of Every Sense, a specialist business consultancy helping creative companies to grow, thrive and achieve their potential through effective value proposition development & implementation
Angela’s Website https://www.everysense.co.uk/
Her Linked in https://www.linkedin.com/in/angela-law-4592833/
Barry is the managing director of video camera hire house VMI. VMI are a leader in the hire of top spec kit for TV drama, and well known productions they’ve supported include midsomer murders, poirot, this country and blue planet.
With 20 years experience of Broadcast hire running VMI and managing key clients, projects and pretty much , “whatever else needs doing!” Barry delivers most of the VMI events and presentations, writes widely and has spoken at the Edinburgh Festival, Broadcast Live Show, HD Show and Production Show in London, the EMIT show in Frankfurt and many others besides.
Barry has a Maths degree from Keele University and an MBA from London Imperial College.
Barry’s Website https://vmi.tv/
Barry’s Book’s website https://fullexperienceliving.com/
His Linked in https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-bassett-8527a912/