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17 Oct AIM AGM 2018 (Member and invite only event)

AIM is gearing up once more to stage its annual business-defining AGM.

Date: Wednesday, 17th October 2018
9:00am registration (9:30 start) – 2pm
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road

AIM’s 19th AGM will be held on Wednesday 17th October in the Purcell Room at Southbank Centre. The AGM continues to be an important forum for our members to catch up with what AIM has achieved in the previous 12 months and to network with the AIM Board, Label/Distributor/Affiliate members, Friends of AIM, AIM staff and industry guests.

The theme of this year’s AGM is Representation, Diversity and Inclusion.


9.00am – Guest Registration

9.30am – CEO Introduction

9.55am – Annual Report

10.15am – In Conversation with…Departing Board Members
We hear from AIM’s retiring board members in conversation with Tim Dellow (Chair of the AIM board) who will discuss the achievements, challenges and key moments from their tenures, providing insight to the inner workings of the AIM board and discussing the state of independent music today.

Panellists: Nathan Barley Phillips (TuneCore UK), Stephen Richards (Lucky Number), Sarah Bolshi (Sunday Best Records)

10.45am – Keynote Address: Ruth Hunt – Stonewall, Chief Executive

We are delighted to have Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of leading LGBT equality charity Stonewall, delivering this year’s keynote speech. In four years, Ruth has overseen a 50% increase in the charity’s income and the steady growth of its structure, taking the team from 70 to 130 employees and securing Stonewall’s place as the leading lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity. Ruth has delivered ground-breaking international empowerment programmes in some of the world’s most hostile countries, acted as a major influencer on the UK Government and ensured that the UK is an informed and effective world leader for LGBT equality.

Ruth Hunt: “It’s great for us to talk to organisations like the AIM. Representation of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people in the creative industry is absolutely crucial. Creating a workplace that accepts everyone isn’t just the right thing to do, it makes good business sense. When staff feel comfortable, happy and understood they will, of course, perform much better than if they’re having to hide who they are.  All leaders, managers – all of us as colleagues – can stand up for LGBT people in the workplace and play a part. We can all be instrumental in changing our workplaces and communities so that all LGBT people are accepted without exception.”


11.05am – Diversity Works: Creating Lasting Change
AIM CEO Paul Pacifico will chair a panel of diversity champions discussing the importance of a representative and diverse workforce and how it will improve your business. The panellists will share their experience of campaigning in their respective areas and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

Panellists: Amy Lamé (London Night Czar), Keith Harris (Diversity Taskforce Chair), Nadia Khan (Dench Records / Women in CTRL) & Paul Pacifico (AIM)

11.45am – Board Election Results

11.50am – CEO Closing Comments

Networking lunch: 12.30 – 2pm

The AIM AGM is only open to INVITED GUESTS. RSVPs will be monitored.

Please RSVP by 6pm- Monday 15th OctoberRSVP using the ‘Book Tickets’ option to the left (please note places are free)

AIM Board Elections

Four members of the AIM board are required to retire from office under AIM’s rotation provisions to be replaced by election.

The retiring Board Directors are:

  • Nathan Barley Phillips – TuneCore UK
  • Paul Sanders – State51
  • Stephen Richards –Lucky Number
  • Sarah Bolshi –Sunday Best Records

The members standing for election this year are:

  • Chris Goss – Hospital Records
  • Dan Waite – Eleven Seven Music
  • Eva Greene – Black Acre Records
  • Jeff Bell – Partisan Records
  • Jenny Caroll – AIR MTM
  • Kali Bradford – Distiller Records
  • Paul Johannes – One Little Indian
  • Peter Quicke – Ninja Tune
  • Sarah Howells – Seahorse Music
  • Sarah Monument – Sonic Effeciency
  • Siofra McComb – !K7
  • Stef Pascaul – Silent Cult Records

Download the Nominations Booklet here to read the biography and statement from each of the nominees.


AIM rightsholder and distributor members are eligible to vote. There is one vote per member company (based on corporate group rather than individual labels/imprints). Staff are encouraged to review the nominees and feedback recommendations to the person voting.

It’s important to us that all members have a say in the future of AIM. If you are unable to attend the AGM this year you are able to vote online by Sunday 14th October. Online voting details will be circulated to our main company contacts shortly.


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Purcell Room
Southbank Centre
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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