Friday 19 Jul 2019

Our team

Sheffield Local Television represents a consortium of organisations and supporters across Sheffield and the Sheffield City Region who have been working for over 18 months to bring local TV to Sheffield. Our consortium is led by a team with extensive experience in local and community media, broadcasting, film and video production, economic development and social enterprise. Collectively the board of Sheffield Local Television share a commitment to ensure Sheffield’s first digital local television channel is locally owned, locally controlled and operates for public and community benefit. The members and advisors to the board of Sheffield Local Television are all long term residents of Sheffield. We also draw on the expertise of our network of consortium partners.


Steve Buckley (Chair)
Steve Buckley is a media policy and media development specialist who has been instrumental in the establishment of hundreds of local and community media initiatives in the UK and overseas. He is Managing Director of CM Solutions, a Sheffield-based media development agency and he is co-founder and Chair of Commedia Sheffield, which operates community radio station Sheffield Live! 93.2fm.

Richard Motley
Richard Motley is a leading expert in urban regeneration and economic development with specialist knowledge of the creative and digital industries. He is Managing Director of Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter Agency and has been coordinating, with Steve Buckley, the development of Sheffield Local Television.

Sangita Basudev
Sangita Basudev has over 25 years experience in community media including community radio, video production and new media. She is a co-founder and Chief Executive of Commedia Sheffield which operates community radio station Sheffield Live! 93.2fm, on air since 2007 and recently awarded a licence extension to 2017.

Daren Eagles
Daren Eagles has over 15 years experience in independent film and television production, from local cable TV to Granada’s World in Action. He is Managing Director of Kinematic Media Ltd, a Sheffield-based facilities house providing support to local independent filmmakers.

Bridget Kelly
Bridget Kelly is an experienced writer, film director and media trainer. She is Chief Executive of SHIFT (Sheffield Independent Film Training) a charitable organisation established in 1990 that provides training in media skills for disadvantaged young people.

Robert Speranza
Rob Speranza is an award-winning film director and Head of Operations for South Yorkshire Film-makers Network, a regional membership organisation of 1400 independent film-makers.


Jaqui Devereux
Jaqui Devereux is Chief Executive of the Community Media Association, the UK sector body for community media, based in Sheffield. She is a qualified accountant with more than 30 years experience in the charitable sector.

Paul Gregory
Paul Gregory is Deputy Chair of Commedia Sheffield. He is an audio-visual systems engineer with over 35 years experience including as Operations Director of Quadrant Visual Solutions, a leading UK AV company.

Andrew Moore
Andrew Moore is Managing Director of Visualis, a Sheffield based media production company with extensive experience in corporate media production, audio-visual systems and small scale television.

Mohammed Nazir
Mohammed Nazir is a solicitor with Wosskow Brown Solicitors, a leading Sheffield firm. Mohammed also participates in legal discussions on community radio and writes for a local paper about legal issues.

Matthew Neale
Matthew Neale is Head of the Department of Media, Journalism and Music at The Sheffield College. He is responsible for the college’s Norton Centre broadcast facility and for courses in journalism and media production.

Jamie Veitch
Jamie Veitch is a Sheffield-based business development consultant with extensive commercial sales and marketing experience including with Trinity Mirror plc and as Managing Director of New Start Publishing.

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