As well as administering the Midlands Centre of the Royal Television Society,
Jayne has developed IJM’s education offering and over the last 7 years has provided
bespoke work related learning activities and media workshops and to primary and
secondary schools across the region.
Jayne started her career with the RBS Group and was the top performing sales manager
in the UK for 2 years before successfully starting and running her own financial
services companies for 9 years partnering with large national organisations. Jayne
then went on to become a consultant within Business Link West Midlands focussing
on auditing ERDF spend and working with the RDPE Steering Group. She also worked
with the marketing and events department to manage and streamline the budgets and
finance and to produce a robust marketing and events plan.
Having always worked closely with stakeholders and other partnership organisations,
Jayne has particular experience in relationship building, sales and marketing, customer
service and all elements of good business practise.
William Gallagher is a writer, dramatist and lecturer. He writes Doctor Who audio
dramas, stage plays and has an extensive British journalism experience. In 2013 he
had a quarter of a million words published and out of that year and particularly
the month most of it was due, he created The Blank Screen book and workshop. It’s
a practical guide to being a productive writer in the real world: getting started,
keeping going, staring down distractions and wringing more out of your computer and
"Love this book, it is clever and witty and genuinely grapples with making an extra
hour (or two) in the day. Inspiring and liberating. A real Can-Do manual. No creative
should be without it."
– Barbara Machin, creator of Waking the Dead
William is also the author of the British Film Institute book BFI TV Classics: The
Beiderbecke Affair, B7 Media’s Blake’s 7: The Ultimate Guide and co-author of Radio
Times Cover Story. His work has appeared regularly in Radio Times magazine and BBC
News Online plus The Independent, the Los Angeles Times and on BBC local and national
radio. He's won awards for his stage drama and his photography has been published
in international jewellery books.
William is also a performer on the spoken-word cabaret circuit in Birmingham and
teaches writing in schools. He’s taught in prisons and also in universities where
he’s lectured to both students and professors.
He once had afternoon tea on a Russian nuclear submarine and regrets calling the
place a dive.
Des Tong As a musician I have travelled all over the world touring and recording with
major artistes far too many to list. (I was Bass player with Manchester band Sad
During this time I became interested in the production and writing side of the Music
I was a producer for BBC Radio 1 & 2, Music Director for Granada TV’s “Weekend”
and for YTV, Central TV, and ILR station Signal Radio.
I wrote, produced and played on scores of commercial product and radio station jingles.
As a commercial record producer I had success with the No7 hit for Damian, “The Time
Warp” earning a silver disc for sales in excess of 250,000.
In 1994 I joined Centregold/US Gold as Head of Music, with a brief to introduce
quality music to computer games utilising my Music Industry background.
Among several titles I worked on was “Johnny Bazookatone” which was critically acclaimed
as “The best music on Playstation”.
The creation of AudioMotion as a facilities house for TV, Video and Computer Games
in 1997 enabled me to expand my own audio talents providing music, sound design
and voice-overs for many exciting projects.
I booked and worked with top voice talents including, Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge),
The Late Michael Sheard (Grange Hill, Auf Wiedersehen Pet), John Culshaw (Dead Ringers),
John Roder (BBC Match of The Day), Anthony Daniels (Star Wars C3PO) amongst many
Now, utilising my experience in sound design and modern technology I have created
Soundscapes as an exciting new method of introducing the awareness of sound into
the teaching of literacy.