This week, team PGGB were delighted to attend FOCUS, the meeting place for the international production community at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.
FOCUS is the only UK trade event where attendees can meet with content makers and facilitators from over 100 countries, attracting thousands of professionals from across the creative screen industries, and we were happy to see so many of our members and partners there across two very busy days.
The event kicked off New Kids on the Block, a panel featuring PGGB Chair Bianca Gavin, alongside Claire Tavernier (FTVC), Clare Welch (Screenskills HETV Council) and Sara Putt (BAFTA), who have all taken on new, high profile non-executive roles either as Chairs or as Board Members in the past year. “I’ve been a member of the guild for 20 years - there’s a feeling of community and belonging that’s really meaningful for freelancers” said Bianca.
“There were many reasons I wanted to join as chair, and I’m already finding many many more as I grow into my role!”