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British talent managers to speak at entertainment sector care conference

Managers behind likes of Russell Brand, Stormzy and Jimmy Carr confirmed as speakers at London’s Talent Care Conference in March 2018.

Three individuals who have helped to shape the careers of some of Britain’s most famous artists, comedians and TV stars have been confirmed as the first speakers for The Talent Care Conference at the Century Club in London on Thursday, March 15.

Hannah Chambers, Rachel Campbell and Paul Crockford will offer an unprecedented glimpse into the world of celebrity career management and the related welfare challenges at the inaugural edition of the conference, hosted at the private members’ club by the Premier Entertainment Network.

• Hannah Chambers, of Chambers Management – which represents comedian, writer, actor and presenter Russell Brand, as well as top comedy stars such as Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican and Frankie Boyle – will speak in the Talent Scouting and Artistic Development session.

• Rachel Campbell, who has worked with some of the music industry’s biggest names, including Stormzy, Dizzee Rascal and Chase & Status, will provide an unmissable perspective on communication strategies, including how to handle the media and how to encourage clients to use social media in a positive way.

• Paul Crockford, of Crockford Management, has managed the likes of Asia, The Human League, Tears for Fears and Level 42, and has also worked as a music consultant for the Rugby Football Union and Old Trafford, whilst additionally organising live concerts for the Prince’s Trust. He will offer his expertise during the Travel & Tour Management session.

“Having established the Player Care Conference as an industry-leading gathering, it is natural for us to fill this void in the entertainment sector in an effort to educate and encourage a healthy exchange of ideas,” says Spencer Hidge, co-founder of The Entertainment Network.

The influential trio has been unveiled as it was confirmed that the event is already close to reaching capacity, with organisers having deliberately imposed an upper limit on delegate numbers in a bid to foster unrivalled opportunities to discuss best-practice strategies. The conference is being organised by the Premier Entertainment Network, a sister company of Premier Sports Network, which has established the industry’s leading athlete care gatherings over the past two years.

“We have been overwhelmed by the level of interest we have received in this inaugural gathering, which we hope will become an integral part of the calendar for anyone concerned with the welfare of those in the entertainment industry,” Premier Entertainment Network Co-Founder Spencer Hidge said.

“We have discovered from hosting the athlete welfare events that opening the doors only to a limited number of influential individuals is the best way of guaranteeing a fantastic event. This event looks certain to be significantly over-subscribed, so we will have a strict door policy to ensure only those who work within the sector are in attendance.

“This event will appeal to key figures in the entertainment sector who help to support the careers of leading performers, artists, musicians, presenters and personalities. We are urging those who are interested to get in touch as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

The Talent Care event is a strictly invitation-only event that takes place from 1pm8pm, with delegates passes being complimentary to all guests that are successful on application.

The running order of the day will take place in the form of informative panel sessions and keynote presentations with the Sky News anchor Adam Leventhal asking the questions. The event will consist of networking breaks to catch-up with peers, a complimentary five-star lunch and post drinks to share ideas of how to tackle certain issues in the entertainment sector.

Those wishing to register their interest in attending the conference are invited to email enquiries@entertainmentnetwork.co.uk or call 0208 419 1100 for further information.