Promoting strong, successful and brilliant commercial radio.

Radiocentre is the industry body for commercial radio. We work on behalf of over 50 stakeholders who operate over 300 licensed radio stations across the UK and represent 90% of commercial radio in terms of listening and revenue. We perform three main functions on behalf of our members.

Advertising: Drive industry revenue by promoting the benefits of radio to advertisers and agencies, asking them to see radio differently through a combination of marketing activity (events, advertising, PR), research, and training

Policy: Provide UK commercial radio with a collective voice on issues that affect the way that radio stations operate, working with government, politicians, policy makers and regulators to secure the best environment for growth and development of the medium

Clearance: Ensure advertising messages on commercial radio stations comply with the necessary content rules and standards laid out in the BCAP Code of Broadcast Advertising and the Ofcom Broadcasting Code.

How we can help

We perform three main functions on behalf of our members.

The Team

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Matt Payton

Chief Executive Officer

Lucy Barrett

Client Director

Mark Barber

Planning Director

Michael Ireland

Director of External Affairs

Judith Spilsbury

Head of Training & Special Projects

Steve McGoldrick

Head of Marketing

Sarah Gregory

Head of Communications and Membership Marketing

Najmo Nur

Team Assistant

Jade Atkinson

Marketing Manager

Phoebe Ruttle

Senior Insight and Creative Effectiveness Executive

Will Thomson

Senior Policy Manager

Yvonne Kintoff

Head of Advertising Clearance

Al Damon

Deputy Head of Advertising Clearance

Katherine Borrett

Senior Clearance Executive

Simon Scott

Clearance Executive

Scott McCarthy

Technology Manager

Nishi Sharma

Finance Director

Montana Garland

Senior Accountant

Keep an eye out for job opportunities

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Stephen Miron

Group CEO, Global

Dee Ford CBE

Group Managing Director Radio

Geraldine Allinson OBE

Chairman, KM Media Group

Mark Lee

CEO of Communicorp UK

Travis Baxter

Consultant, Content and External Affairs Director, Bauer Media

Ashley Tabor-King OBE

Founder and Executive President, Global Group

On behalf of the industry

We deliver these three main functions in many different ways, including for example:


We are keen to strengthen our see radio differently strategy by forging alliances and partnerships with other organisations.  Our current partnerships include:

Annual Review

Radiocentre regularly gets involved in a huge amount of work on behalf of its members. The Radiocentre Annual Review is an opportunity to show members, regulators, parliamentarians, advertisers and agencies and anybody who has an interest in radio the great work we do.

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