Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Michael started his career in 1976 in the food industry working for his family’s business, Creamery Fare. In 1988, after jointly orchestrating the sale of his family’s business to the publicly listed Hazlewood Foods PLC, he joined the music industry. He worked on the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s largest recording project as the executive producer for over 140 classical albums recorded at CTS studios in London.
In 1995 Michael co-founded Air Music & Media Group PLC (now MBL Plc), which was admitted to trading on the OFEX market (the former name of PLUS) in 2000 and subsequently moved to AIM in 2001. Recognising the emerging digital market in 2005, Michael founded One Media iP Group PLC.
Michael oversees the Company’s acquisition programme having introduced an acquisition policy for nostalgic audio/visual content, and has made over 110 acquisitions to date of small music and TV content catalogues. In the last five years the company upscaled its acquisition program and invested over $17m (seventeen million US dollars) at an average blended multiple of less than 10x .
The formation of www.tcat.media as an anti-piracy software solution is overseen at group level by Michael, enabling development to become a user friendly and highly efficient tool on the fight against copyright infringement to the major, indie record labels and performing artists alike.
Michael served as a Justice of the Peace for the West London Local Justice Area for over 20 years, stepping down in 2023, but remaining on the supplemental list ready for call up if required.
Michael was made a Freeman of the City of London in 2022 winning the right to walk his sheep over London Bridge! His Livery carries out many charitable events raising monies every year for those in need.
Chief Finance Officer
Steve began his career with Barclays Bank plc, where he gained an extensive knowledge of the banking environment, both personal and corporate followed by a move to Dixons Group plc, working in the Finance department.
His career then took him to Share plc, an independent retail stockbroker, and to the position of Chief Accountant. After 8 years with Share plc he took a position as the company accountant for Kings Oak Homes Ltd (a subsidiary of Barratt Developments plc) responsible for group reporting.
In 2007 he joined e-Financial Management Ltd, managing a portfolio of clients providing outsourced finance solutions and expertise to SME’s, before starting his own company in 2012 and now provides strategic and financial support to a diverse set of clients in the manufacturing, property, retail, media and education sectors.
An Accountant with over 20 years experience in the finance industry, both managing the finance function for a wide range of companies and being part of the senior management team. He has a CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting and is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.
Vicki has worked for One Media iP for 10+ years. Starting as a Junior, she has worked her way up through all areas of the company from album creation and metadata input to copyright protection. In that time, Vicki has built up a great deal of knowledge about the company and the music industry and continues to attend various courses through the BPI, AIM, and YouTube.
As well as overseeing a successful team of creative technicians, Vicki has many aspects of her role at One Media. Some of which are protecting the company’s assets, both audio and visual, maintaining all the licensing agreements and trademarks, managing the 20+ growing YouTube channels, royalty management, and supporting the directors when needed.
Vicki is always looking out for new opportunities as the industry evolves and assists the directors with new acquisitions.
Katie joined the One Media team in January 2023. With over 20 years’ finance experience across a wide range of companies, Katie’s career started in an accountancy practice as an intern in the nineties alongside her studies. Her career took her to working in London for a music agency, back to Surrey working for a leasing Company and subsequently a railway fastenings firm. Katie welcomed children in 2014 and 2016 before taking the next step in her career to Financial Controller in May 2017 at Saints Transport, moving to One Media 6 years later.
Katie is responsible for the day to day running of the finance department at One Media.
Ben started his career after graduating from Reading College of Art and Design with a BA Honours in Photography and Digital Imagery during, which he forged a particular interest in a module focused on web design. He then went on to self-study web development and earned himself a Microsoft Certified qualifications in .NET solutions and applications development.
After working for the next few years in several positions as a junior / senior web developer, Ben was hired by a short-term motor insurance company responsible for developing and managing their ecommerce platform and over following 8 years held various positions from Lead Developer to Director of Technical Projects.
In 2019 Ben started working for One Media iP as the Systems Manager where he has transferred his technical and management skills over to managing One Media’s cloud infrastructure and internal systems, including asset management and ingestion, automated royalty reporting and the companies websites.
Senior Managing Creative Technician
Kathryn joined the One Media iP team in 2019 as a Junior Creative Technician Apprentice having secured one of the highly coveted positions offered through the Brits Apprentice Scheme.
She completed her apprenticeship in the summer of 2020, taking on the role of Creative Technician, and has since worked her way up to the role of Senior Managing Creative Technician. In addition to overseeing the Creative team, her role involves overseeing One Media’s music catalogue and ensuring optimal performance across all available digital platforms. She is the primary point of contact for our licensors and partners, also handling incoming license requests.
In addition to completing various BPI courses, Kathryn is currently undertaking a part-time Open University course to achieve a Diploma of Higher Education in Music.
Senior Creative and Technical Coordinator
Emma joined the One Media iP team in February 2021. Her primary tasks include preparing and delivering digital content for distribution, designing and creating artwork assets and audio-visual content for a vast range of platforms, producing marketing collateral for new releases, as well as coordinating and supporting any on-going technical tasks. She is also involved in tracking down copyright infringements using the TCAT software.
In addition to being YouTube certified, Emma has also undertaken a number of music marketing and social media platform best practice courses.
Emma is a keen sportsperson, enjoying running, the gym, and football. Her other interests include art and music.
Senior Creative Technician
Callum joined the One Media iP team in November 2020, following the successful completion of a two-year BTEC extended diploma program in Creative Media Production at Farnborough College of Technology.
During his tenure at college, Callum cultivated a profound enthusiasm for the music and media industry, coupled with a profound comprehension of its operational dynamics. This was enriched by the diverse range of assignments he undertook, encompassing tasks such as crafting radio documentaries and experimental films.
As a Senior Creative Technician, Callum collaborates closely with his peers to curate and enhance metadata for musical works. Furthermore, he actively contributes to the generation of new content for the company’s YouTube channels, elevating its online presence. Callum also diligently pursues further education in the form of YouTube certification courses, thereby augmenting his comprehensive grasp of the intricacies of the YouTube platform as a whole.
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