Leading Creative Companies

A roadmap for business leaders


Thursday 21st March 2024

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Applications for Leading Creative Companies are now closed.

If you have applied for this programme, our team will be in touch in due course to let you know the outcome of your application.


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Leading Creative Companies is designed for Managing Directors, Business Owners and Senior Management Executives who lead indies based in the Nations and Regions.

Creative business owners and senior level leaders are facing significant challenges during the current production downturn. Now more than ever might be the perfect time to assess your company’s focus and explore new ways of supporting your team.

This course was developed with industry leaders and senior company members in mind to help maintain focus, direction, creative output across the whole team and develop the best company culture for your business. It also provides an invaluable opportunity to expand your network and connections with fellow business leaders across the Nations & Regions.

If you have any questions about your application, please contact kendra.mcpherson@trcmedia.org

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The course will guide you through a variety of crucial and fundamental topics currently facing businesses within the screen sector including elements such as:

  • Key Traits of Successful Businesses Leadership Styles
  • Company Purpose and Vision
  • How Your Company Delivers
  • Internal Dynamics and External Relationships.


This programme also provides leaders of organisations in the broadcast industry with the knowledge, skills and tools to help shape an inclusive and engaged culture within your business and a framework to:

  • Assess the current strengths and weaknesses in your organisations
  • Identify key areas of focus
  • Build the optimal culture to achieve your objectives
  • Sustain resilience in your staff
  • Share experiences with industry colleagues
  • Work on your leadership skills and your organisations simultaneously

This training is for Managing Directors, Business Owners and senior management executives responsible for setting strategic company objectives across the Nations and Regions.

The course provides a crucial and rare opportunity for industry leaders to connect on a personal and professional level. 

There are 12-14 places available on this training programme. 

The course will run for 6 weeks with only a two-hour weekly commitment.

These interactive online training sessions will be delivered via Zoom.

We encourage applications from under-represented groups in the TV industry, including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities, people from lower socio-economic backgrounds and returners-to-work.

If you have any accessibility requirements, or if you would like to submit your application in a different format, please contact kendra.mcpherson@trcmedia.org

Megan Anderson is a specialist in team leadership who has worked with cross-industrial sector clients in more than 20 countries over 15 years, helping them with the challenges of leading cross-cultural and virtual teams.

The training will take place over April – May 2024.

Format: 6 x 2hr training modules, over 6 weeks

10am-12pm – Wednesday 17th April

10am-12pm – Thursday 25th April

10am-12pm – Wednesday 1st May

10am-12pm – Thursday 9th May

10am-12pm – Thursday 16th May

10am-12pm – Thursday 23rd May

Leading Creative Companies is heavily subsidised by our partners Screen Scotland, BBC Nations and Regions and Channel 4. The delegate fee is £225.

Wendy Rattray, Hello Halo

“This course is fascinating. You may already instinctively know some of this but have the tools or the framework to deal with any scenario you are presented with – the course gives you everything you need for effective management and leadership. And so much more.”

Tammy Kennedy, Little Bird Films

“A really worthwhile investment to take time out and evaluate your leadership and team. So many things helped me see the staff and situations more clearly as they are unravelled during productions. It was invaluable to help see the bigger picture and have a toolkit of resources and techniques to tackle many individual situations.”

Elwen Rowlands, Little Door

“An excellent opportunity to identify what kind of leader you are and to share experiences of leadership with peers.”

Norma Wisnevitz, True North

“Would highly recommend the course as it was well thought out. Very collaborative cohort – TRC made sure there was a good mix of people in the group. “

Emma Curtis, Firecrest Films

“This course should be mandatory for all senior managers!”

Leading Creative Companies is an original training concept by TRC.

Leading Creative Companies is funded by our partners Screen Scotland, BBC Nations and Regions and Channel 4.