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Bio (~220 words)

James Bishop (38), is the founder of OneFinePlay and one of the leading voices in podcasting.

James launched OneFinePlay in 2019 after noticing that the industry needed a business that offered strategic output for podcasters. Today, the business not only allows clients to implement leading tech solutions to rapidly grow and commercialise their podcast offering, but it is also the UK’s primary production company for ‘conscious’ podcasters.

By working with talent and projects that reflect his own brand values, James has quickly established a roster unrivalled in the industry – with their podcasts covering topics from stepping up to the climate crisis with Cara Delevingne, life's toughest moments with Ross Kemp and overcoming fear with Cressida Bonas.

An entrepreneur at heart, prior to OneFinePlay James founded bar staff hire agency, Hire The Barman in 2009 before selling in 2014 and spending the next 12 months making sports documentaries at Goalhanger Films. He also spent five years volunteering at Young Enterprise UK, mentoring hundreds of young people during this time.

Topics James speaks on

Bootstrapping a startup

The life of an entrepreneur

Selling a business

Growing and monetising your podcast

Getting a sponsor for your podcast

The Podcast landscape

Mentoring

Leadership