Who we are

Amanda Groom

Amanda Groom

Founder and Director

Amanda Groom leads Strand Media Consultancy. A British / Australian Business Woman of the Year finalist, Amanda holds dual nationality and is honoured with Friend of Australia status for Digital Media Thought Leadership.

Amanda sits on the Advisory Board of South Korea’s, Korea Communications Agency, and is a frequent contributor on digital media for the Industry and Parliament Trust, at the House of Commons.

As Digital Media Strategy Consultant to the Department of Health, she led a team from Deloitte, and was Author of the paper, Global Market Analysis & Strategy digital platform assessment: DiTV, IPTV, B’band, 3G, VoD & Mobile.

Amanda has worked in the UK with BskyB, Channel 4, BBC, ITV, National Geographic Channels, Fremantle Media, Shine and Blink Films; in the US with Granada US and SPTI and in Australia with the channels, ABC, Seven, Nine and TEN, and Beyond Productions. Previously, she helmed two of Australia’s leading ratings programmes, Good Medicine for Channel Nine, and Sex/Life for TEN.

Paul Bickford

Paul Bickford

Chairman and Financial Director

Paul is a Business man and Entrepreneur of many years standing. He is a member of various Boards, both Government and Private, and of BAFTA.

Paul spent many years in senior positions within merchant and retail banking in Europe before spreading his wings in the wider business community, where he has been a keen participant for the last 25 years.

He continues to hold a number of external Board and Advisory positions both within media and finance and property worlds. Paul has been part of Strand Media Consultancy since it’s formation. He brings a fresh view and the ability to ‘think outside the box’.

Strategic Partners

Franklin Rae
Franklin Rae
Strategic Partner

Franklin Rae is one of the UK’s top PR agencies, delivering exceptional and innovative campaigns for companies and individuals from around the world within the media and entertainment sector.

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Alpha Grid
Alpha Grid
Strategic Partner

Using smart content to reach powerful people. Alpha Grid helps local media to go global and global corporations to go local. We allow media organisations around the world to access new advertisers and secure funding for content and events.

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