About The Circle Society

Our industry is changing. Skill sets and team dynamics are changing, people are on the move, and we have too many jobs and not enough people to fill them.

The Circle Society’s mission is to help navigate the changes in our industry through a program of education and collaboration to ensure that the Media and Entertainment Industry continues to thrive and grow.

Designed specifically for the people within our industry members benefit from a program of activity delivered in a unique and trusted environment. Our aim is to encourage personal growth, confidence, and the opportunity to create change.

Although focused on people, we also work with organisations where our aim, is to promote those striving forward with their internal cultures, investing in their people, setting the standards ensuring they are recognised as attractive places to work within the industry.

Meet the Team

Lisa Collins

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Lisa is passionate about building networks and communities and has a 25 year track record working within membership organisations,  with the last 10 years focussed on the M&E space.

Responsible for the Society’s growth, Lisa’s ambition is to work closely with the people of our industry to enable individual growth and create relationships within our Circles that accelerate the pace of our industry.

Lisa is a frequent speaker and moderator at industry events and is on the board for RISE and Trade Association Forum.

 

Sadie Groom

CEO

An entrepreneur from a young age, Sadie founded Bubble, a global PR, marketing and events company focusing on the entertainment technology, sports and AV business, in 1999. With 25 years of marketing experience Sadie not only looks after the business side of Bubble and client strategy but also promotes the role of women in the industries she works in. In 2017 she founded the Rise – Women in Broadcast group and has been awarded the Women in Business Champion of Change and IABM Shining Star for her work on gender diversity.

 

Sadie is also on the board of Buckinghamshire New University and is Co-Chair of the PRCA Sports Group.

A keen traveller, Sadie is trying to go to 50 countries before she is 50 and would like to spend more time on the golf course

Andrew Johnston

CHAIR OF ADVISORY BOARDS

Andrew has 35 years of global experience in media technology, holding leadership roles in software and service companies ranging from 3D animation though VFX, colour grading, live to air graphics, content rights, media asset management and playout services. He was SMPTE UK section treasurer for two years, Interim Business Development Director at IBC,  and is an industry panel moderator.

Tiffany Hutt

MEMBERSHIP EXECUTIVE

Tiffany has many years experience as an Executive Assistant and Events Organiser working with companies such as Hootsuite.

Contact us

Lisa Collins:

+44 (0) 7908781408

hello@thecirclesociety.net

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