Positive Digital Media (PDM) unites media and entertainment professionals with new and fresh ideas to bring new revenues, new subscriptions and new entertainment content directly to you via your key device. Its players have proven track records and they’ve united to bring superb and popular content using the latest technology on the plane. PDM means the future of entertainment is in your hands 

We're building a portfolio of entertainment brands including highly addictive radio stations. PDM unites broadcasting and business experts to create an exciting new technology stock which will stream and transmit entertainment and content services as well as develop new advances from podcasts to polygons, the new home for digital audio services. Seeking out original brands which offer strong consumer engagement with the ability to scale is central to the PDM business model. Advertisers know that radio is no longer on a box in a corner of the room. It is on your phone, your smart speaker, in your car and even on your TV. Technology has given radio access to consumers never before possible.

Who Are We?

Rob McLoughlin is one of the best connected content creators in the UK, and he’s successful in business. See www.robmcloughlin.com to see how he made great shows for one of the greatest commercial producers in the UK and found time to help launch the BBC’s hugely popular BBC R5 Live. He also implemented the plan that turned Granada TV, where he was a Director, into the biggest shareholder in ITV plc. He then went on to create Hasgrove PLC, a media group, which increased shareholder value by 457% within a year of flotation and employed 360 staff in six countries.


Nick Hawkins is a senior Corporate Barrister with over 40 years' experience who also served as a Conservative Member of Parliament 1992-2005, and in 13 years as an M.P., he spent two years in junior roles in John Major's government and six years as a Shadow Minister in a variety of roles, (having been appointed, then promoted, by each of 4 successive Tory leaders).  His most senior role was Shadow Solicitor-General. Since 2016, he has been, part-time, a Corporate Barrister Partner in the 200+ partner law firm GunnerCooke LLP (City of London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and internationally) (Law Society Large Law Firm of the year, 2018, and winner of many other national awards since then). In the years since 2011, he has had a portfolio career including non-executive director roles of various kinds. He has spent quite a bit of his career as a legal director and in-house Corporate Counsel , working for multi-million-pound groups in financial services, credit and banking, leisure, and sport. He has been very heavily involved with investment matters over the years. He’s an active member of the Oxford Investment Angels syndicate OION and of the North of England one NorthInvest. In recent years, in particular, he arranged through City contacts the raising of £1.5 million for a Bradford University spin-out company.


Phil Parry started at Granada TV as Finance Manager and was the Financial Controller of regional news, covering five regional offices, budget preparation of television programmes for regional news, current affairs, and light entertainment schedules, including the multi-award-winning “This Morning” programme. He moved from Granada TV to the BBC as Business Manager for BBC North. Subsequently, he’s supported independent tv production companies such as Ray Fitzwalter Associates Ltd. and Steve Boulton Associates, where he prepared television factual and documentary budgets for multiple shows on the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV.


John Dash has a 40-year career as Content Director of some of the UK’s biggest radio stations, including Manchester’s Key 103 and Glasgow’s Radio Clyde, working with Bauer Media, Chrysalis Radio, and Scottish Radio Holdings. He’s a trainer and advisor for multiple radio stations in the UK and Ireland, including BBC Radio and British Forces Broadcasting. He’s CEO of Local Media Network which creates and distributes programming for hundreds of UK radio stations, and Director of Local Radio Support which owns and runs IRIS (Independent Radio Income Streams) and AIMS (Audience Impact Measure Systems) currently disrupting traditional UK radio agency sales. He has, uniquely, been twice honoured with the Fellowship of the Radio Academy, where he also served as CEO and where he set up the financial support service for audio freelancers during the pandemic, AREF (Audio and Radio Emergency Support)

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