Anila Chowdhry

Anila Chowdhry | Freelance at Channel 5's The Vine Show & The Telegraph

Anila Chowdhry

Anila Chowdhry is an award-winning Presenter and Producer.

Since the age of 15, she has gone from conducting work experience at local radio stations and newspapers, and interviewing influential people like MP Sir Charles Kennedy in Parliament and Jon Snow in the Channel 4 newsroom for her YouTube Channel, to working for the world’s leading media companies including the BBC, ITV News, The Telegraph, ITN and Zee TV.

Anila has presented and produced across TV, Radio, and online, breaking major news stories like Brexit, the General Election, Grenfell and the Manchester and Westminster terror attacks.

She has hosted live debates on the topic of the day and interviewed many inspirational and influential people including MPs, experts, celebrities and real people. And she uses her platform to raise awareness of the work done by various charities, predominately focusing on equality, eradicating poverty, empowerment, and supporting the next generation.

Anila is passionate about creating a well-informed electorate, promoting gender equality, and furthering the development of humanity.

Georgina Bobb

Georgina Bobb | Connect2TV Coaching

Georgina Bobb

Georgina Bobb is a London based Freelance Broadcast and Television Production Coordinator, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Media Trainer and Mental Health Campaigner with 13 plus years production experience working within broadcasting, television, online video production and marketing.

Within her 13 years experience she has worked as a Junior Production Manager, Production Coordinator, Production Secretary, Post Production Secretary, Production Assistant, Logger, Junior Researcher, Archive Researcher and Runner in Television creating international and UK based content across all television genres. She has also Directed, Produced and Production Managed various Music Promos, Live Events and Commercials that have been broadcasted internationally as well as being screened online.

She has worked with various mainstream celebrities & artists as well as accumulating over 50 TV broadcasting credits working on prime time entertainment and factual entertainment productions for various broadcasters and independent production companies such as BBC & ITV.

Whilst working in television she has created and developed a TV-specific employability business, Connect2TVCoaching providing clients with CV and cover letter writing consultations and mentoring as well as employability workshops, training and networking events. She has received great feedback in which clients have gained interviews and paid work placements at companies such as the BBC, Lime Pictures, Love Productions and other independent production companies as a result. A Ravensbourne Graduate in Content Creation and Broadcast & from a non-traditional background she is passionate about specifically engaging and empowering disadvantaged young people enabling them to develop both personally and professionally giving them the opportunity to gain paid employment within the industry. Qualified with a Level 3 Award in Education and Training she has delivered several TV and Media specific employability workshops through Connect2TVCoaching enabling over 100 prospective candidates to gain invaluable industry career advice.

One of Georgina's treasured moments in her career thus far includes receiving her first award nomination under the category of Rising Talent at the Screen Nation Awards - a ceremony that celebrates diversity within film and television. This event was sponsored by both the BBC & ITV and was broadcasted on ABN TV.

Georgina is a passionate mental health campaigner who stands up wholeheartedly for equality for those who experience mental health conditions and believes that with a mental health diagnosis you can still be a respectful and successful member of society and can achieve great things. She also has appeared on The BBC Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC Two and BBC News Channel alongside BAFTA award-winning Actor Adam Deacon discussing mental health as part of a 'Living With Bipolar Disorder' segment. The Independent, The BBC News Website, New Magazine and also Channel 5 News at 5 has also featured Georgina on her personal experiences with mental health. She is currently a media volunteer with Rethink Mental Illness a mental health charity. She is also currently studying a Level 3 in Understanding Mental Health.

Gina Thompson

Gina Thompson | Warner Bros TVP

Gina Thompson

Gina Thompson is an exuberant yet empathetic Digital Media Assistant for Warner Bros TV Production.

Having worked with Warner for 1 year, Gina's technical focus has chiefly been in areas within the digital space such as, Content Creation and Production, Social Media Ideation, Strategies and Campaigns, Online and Offline Marketing, SEO, PPC and Traditional Web Management. In this role, Gina championed and supported social media campaigns and output for TV shows such as Channel4’s 'First Dates' and 'First Dates Hotel', BBC’s 'Nine to Five With Stacey Dooley', ITV’s brand new 'The Big Audition', and more. Delivering digestible and engaging content for the audience, with a forethought approach in an ever evolving space.

Prior to Warner Bros, Gina worked as a Make-up artiste for the luxury beauty brand Yves Saint Laurent, in its flagship stores in Oxford Street, London. Representing the brand in store, supporting customers and driving sales.

Born and raised in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Gina's 'big move' to the UK has been one of her bravest achievements yet. Whilst studying Film at the University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich, Gina expressed her passion in people with an imperative need to get young adults have vital discussions - from goals, ambitions, self and career development and most importantly, mental health and in doing so, a safe space, 'Make A Mate' was born.

Gina's peers have often described her as a 'go getter', 'special' and 'reliable', she prides herself in her quality relationships with people. Her compassion has led her to volunteer for and support The Cancer Research UK charity.
Once a pageant Queen, Gina has held the title of Miss Big, Bold and Beautiful, London, with all proceeds to the Sue Ryder charity.

Outside the cooperate space, Gina spends time honing and developing her other passions such as TV presenting/vlogging, gastronomy, networking and a recently acquired hobby, boxing.

Occasionally appearing on your TV screen as a supporting artiste, extra or an audience member, her love for the Arts, the Entertainment and TV industry is still as captivating to her now as it were a young, hopeful, girl child in Nigeria.

Isabella Silvers

Isabella Silvers | Hearst UK

Isabella Silvers

Isabella is an award-winning Digital Associate Editor in Hearst Content Studio.

After interning around the industry, Izzy landed a digital role at InStyle.

In 2018, she was named one of PPA’s 30 Under 30 young journalists to watch for her work at Hearst, including titles such as Cosmopolitan, ELLE and more.

Part of Hearst’s Diversity & Inclusivity Steering Group and BAME network, Izzy is passionate about increasing diversity and inclusivity in all areas of the industry and was shortlisted for Hero of the Year at the European Diversity Awards.

Juliette Nicholls 1

Juliette Nicholls | Pineapple Audio Production

Juliette Nicholls 1

An award-winning, high-achieving radio producer who successfully creates station sound, imaging elements and promotional trails for Heart’s biggest national campaigns.

Clients include Sky (the biggest UK commercial radio partnership to date), Netflix, Disney, Santander, Sony and Sainsbury’s.

Juliette is a positive and tenacious individual who has built contacts, grasped opportunities and achieved a dream role. 9.8 million listeners hear her production every week and working for Global, she is part of a company named Campaign's Medium Business of the Year 2017.

She was named in the Radio Academy's 30-Under-30 Awards in 2016, and again in 2018.

She is also the Director of 'Pineapple Audio Production', which specialises in the production of podcasts, including LBC's 'For The Many', Metro's 'Mentally Yours', the Project Love Podcast, the Popbuzz Podcast, the Cardiff Blues podcast, The Apprentice: Qualified and the Influential Women Podcast.

She achieved a sponsored place to attend the Radio Days Conference in Paris in 2016, representing under-30’s working in radio - and was invited back to the 2017 conference in Amsterdam and 2018 conference in Vienna.

She strategised and leads ‘The Network’ - Global’s internal networking group - managing events with guest speakers including CEO’s (Pearl&Dean, MediaCom, The Lighthouse Company) and experts in language, personal branding and communication.