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ITV
ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster. It is the largest commercial television network in the UK operating a family of channels including the rebranded ITV. It also delivers content across multiple platforms either directly or via itv.com and ITV Player. ITV Studios is an international production and distribution business which produces and sells programmes and formats in the UK and worldwide.
News UK
News UK is part of News Corp – a global, diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers throughout the world.

Our award-winning titles provide world class news, sport, comment and opinion.

The Sun is the most popular paper in the UK.

The Times, Sunday Times and Times Literary Supplement are among the most respected.

We respect our readers, champion their cause, and challenge the vested interests which confront them.

We charge for our journalism because we invest heavily in it.

We believe that a vibrant news industry is vital for a mature democracy.

We will provide our content on whatever platform which suits our customers.

Our mission is to secure a sustainable future for that distinct, high quality independent journalism.
Dennis Publishing
Dennis Publishing is one of the world’s leading independent publishers. Founded in 1974, the group consists of a number of operating companies in the UK and USA.

Although the group has experienced explosive growth over the past five years, even during the terrifying recession of 2009, success hasn't diminished our frontier spirit.

As a privately held group of companies, the Dennis Group is dedicated to delivering what customers and advertisers want, rather than concentrating on the somewhat narrower goals of stockholders and analysts.

Dennis Publishing is one of the world's fastest-growing independently owned media companies. Group turnover exceeds £85 million a year, excluding our subsidiary companies.

The company publishes over 70 magazines, digital magazines, Magbooks , websites, apps and mobile sites in the UK (including The Week, Auto Express, PC Pro, Viz and Men’s Fitness) and The Week in the US.

Dennis is also a major shareholder in Dovetail Services Ltd and owns the third party marketing company 3PM.

Dennis Publishing is privately owned by Felix Dennis.
Google
Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Since our founding in 1998, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering search in a single language we now offer dozens of products and services—including various forms of advertising and web applications for all kinds of tasks—in scores of languages. And starting from two computer science students in a university dorm room, we now have thousands of employees and offices around the world. A lot has changed since the first Google search engine appeared. But some things haven’t changed: our dedication to our users and our belief in the possibilities of the Internet itself.
Microsoft
Microsoft Advertising provides advertisers and publishers with digital media and support to help drive deep and profitable engagement with consumers across Microsoft’s devices and services. This includes a media network that reaches hundreds of millions of consumers around the world, and services and sales support to help advertisers and agencies untangle the complexities of digital media to get more value from marketing and content investments. Microsoft Advertising makes buying and selling simple on leading media and innovative devices that include Windows 8, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, Skype, Bing, MSN and more.
Yahoo!
Yahoo is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining - whether you're searching the web, emailing friends, sharing photos with family, or simply checking the weather, sports scores or stock quotes.
Channel 4
Channel 4 is a publicly-owned, commercially-funded public service broadcaster. We do not receive any public funding and have a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. Channel 4 works across television, film and digital media to deliver our public service remit, as outlined in the 2003 Communications Act and most recently the 2010 Digital Economy Act.

Channel 4 was launched on 2nd November 1982 with a unique business model, under the Broadcasting Act 1981. We are funded predominantly by advertising and sponsorship, but unlike other broadcasters such as ITV, Channel 4 is not shareholder owned. Channel 4 is a statutory corporation, independent of Government, and governed by a unitary board made up of executive and non-executive directors, who are responsible for ensuring that Channel 4 fulfils its remit and delivers its financial responsibilities. Non-executive directors are appointed by OFCOM in agreement with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. This system ensures our not-for-profit status; that we are held accountable and that all profit generated by our commercial activity is directly reinvested back into the delivery of our public service remit.

In addition to the main Channel 4 service, our portfolio includes E4, More4, Film4 and 4Music, as well as an ever-growing range of online activities that includes channel4.com, Channel 4's bespoke video-on-demand service 4oD and standalone digital projects. Through its film arm Film4 Channel 4 is also a key supporter of British film making talent.

As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 is required to commission UK content from the independent production sector. We are a major investor in the UK's creative economy, working with around 300 creative companies from across the UK every year and investing significantly in training and talent development throughout the industry.
Hearst
Hearst Magazines UK, Hearst Corporation’s principal business in the UK, is one of the UK’s leading media companies with 20 magazine brands and 20 digital assets.
Spotify
All your music is here.

Spotify gives you millions of songs at your fingertips. The artists you love, the latest hits, and new discoveries just for you. Hit play to stream anything you like.
The Guardian
Telegraph Media Group
Telegraph Media Group (TMG) is a multi-media news publisher of the world-renowned, agenda-setting content found in its titles: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Telegraph website and The Telegraph weekly world edition. The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and The Telegraph are known for their award-winning, investigative editorial. The Daily Telegraph is the UK’s best-selling quality daily newspaper with a long established history of over 150 years and is unique in having maintained its broadsheet format.
The Lighthouse Company
The Lighthouse Company is a bespoke headhunting firm, led by Kathleen Saxton. We focus exclusively on board level and executive leadership roles across the globe. We’re in the business of finding and representing outstanding individuals, and creating victorious partnerships between them and their leadership colleagues.

If you’re either seeking to hire a leader in your business or looking for a new challenge as a leader yourself, we offer you a truly new and innovative approach to talent search and representation.

We’re a team of connectors, driven by curiosity, stimulated by talent and pursued for our judgement. Our current reputation is especially strong within the media owner, digital, broadcasting, gaming, social media, outdoor, publishing, mobile, data, PR, media agency, and creative agency worlds and we continue to build outwards.