November 21, 2013


At our Whirlwind Labs we’ve been talking about the difference between collaboration and coproduction. Our idea is that we can learn from the creative industries’ approach. Wikipedia defines coproduction, differentiating between the organisational structure used in film-making and …

August 21, 2013

Beware what you read in social media

An old adage warns not to believe what you read in newspapers. The professional reputation of social network LinkedIn is now under threat, suggest the FT’s Lucy Kellaway. dWGnc…

August 21, 2013

Young leaders challenge business hierarchies

Exceptional business leaders across the world, from Britain’s Cadbury Brothers (now owned by Kraft), to India’s Tata Sons (now owners of Jaguar Land Rover), have been inspired by moral values based on religion: Cadbury by the Quakers; Tata by Mahatma …

August 15, 2013

If you’ve never pitched to Radio 4 before…

Here’s a great opportunity for anyone interested in the production process and how to pitch your ideas. If you’re not registered on the BBC’s commissioning framework and would like to attend, please get in touch as there may be an

August 15, 2013

Bridging the gap between audience and production

How can organisations engage their stakeholders in meaningful dialogue? We just came across this article from the BBC, explaining their strategy for engaging audiences. As we have discovered at Contented, elements of these approaches are transferable to companies who want …

August 15, 2013

Jobs that are child’s play

A knee-high view of work is the comical subject of a new radio programme being commissioned by the BBC. CBeebies is looking for child led content that offers a young perspective on the grown up world of work and different

August 15, 2013

BBC Drama Spring Commissioning

The BBC has given notice of the spring commissioning round for Radio 4 Drama and Contented is on the look out for ideas.


Contented is on the commissioning framework and would be interested in hearing from individuals and organisations

August 14, 2013

Devoted & Disgruntled

A London Comedy duo is disrupting meetings across Britain to mobilise theatre and the performing arts. Devoted and Disgruntled are creating a network of practitioners and audiences, using large-scale facilitation techniques to start a national dialogue.

Last year funnymen Phelim

August 14, 2013

School for Social Entrepreneurs

The School for Social Entrepreneurs franchise has launched a new branch in the West Midlands. 

SSE is headed up by CEO Charles Rapson, a former Rover Group manager and online marketing specialist who’s also managing director of social enterprise Colebridge,

July 4, 2013

Invitation to Workshop

Contented is delighted to announce a new series of workshops dealing with issues faced by enterprises in today’s volatile financial environment.  As a supporter of our work we would like to invite you to participate at a substantially discounted rate.

June 4, 2013

Workshop Programme Launched by Contented

We are pleased to announce our new programme of workshops; a menu of creative and participative workshops in the UK which can be taken as standalone elements to update skills and CVs, or can build to a leadership and management …

March 28, 2013

Working with the BBC

The BBC's iconic Broadcasting House

When the world’s top programme makers assembled at the BBC in London, Contented was there to hear what’s on Auntie’s shopping list.

As in all businesses, the audience is hero – and its expectations keep rising. Like all content producers, …