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Thrive Lunch 4 May 2011

Budding business tycoons have the chance to learn from the best on Wed 4 May.

The Scottish business networking organisation, Thrive for Business, is hosting an exclusive lunch event in Glasgow’s Brian Maule Restaurant, with guest speakers from STV and Capital FM.

Commercial directors Peter Reilly and Pamela Richardson are responsible for driving the airtime and digital revenue for STV and Capital FM respectively, through developing and nurturing successful business relationships with advertisers and agencies.

And they are clearly doing something right – broadcasting figures for the companies currently stand at over 4 million viewers and 6.7 million listeners each week.

With STV recently delighted by an £18m settlement with ITV, and Capital FM teaming up with Starbucks for cross-brand promotion, attendees will have the priceless opportunity to quiz these successful representatives on how best to utilise the wonders of advertising to grow their own businesses.

Thrive For Business host regular networking events every month in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dumfries and soon to be Aberdeen, designed to help businesses grow by creating the opportunity, atmosphere and motivation for success.

For more information and to book a place at the next event, visit www.thriveforbusiness.co.uk

What: Thrive for Business  networking event
When: Wednesday, 4 May 2011, 12.00 PM – 2.00 PM
Where: Brian Maule Restaurant, Glasgow
VIP Speakers: Peter Reilly, Commercial Director, STV
Pamela Richardson, Commercial Director, Capital FM

STV goes underground

Beneath the feet of Glasgow’s residents, a brand new way for commuters to get their STV news updates has been launched.  As part of STV’s ongoing commitment to make its content available whenever and wherever viewers want it, the broadcaster has gone underground to benefit the passengers on Glasgow’s Subway.

Eleven LCD screens providing HD quality images have been installed in key subway stations across Glasgow. As well as advertising opportunities, the screens feature a feed from STV that is constantly updated, combining current affairs and entertainment headlines, offering commuters a snapshot of the most up-to-date news available.

Today’s Subway travellers were the first to be treated to this new method of accessing the latest news, courtesy of a collaboration between STV, Primesight outdoor advertising and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT).

Gordon Macmillan, Head of News at STV, said: “There’s a variety of ways people can access STV when they’re on the move – from the stv.tv website to the recently launched STV News iphone app.

“Now we’re delighted to be able to offer another innovative option for Glasgow’s Subway travellers and provide a fast and digestible STV news service during their commute.

“With around 14 million passenger journeys a year, STV now has a great opportunity to connect with existing and new audiences in a unique environment.”

Gordon Maclennan, Chief Executive of SPT, said: “People are always looking to do more on the move and we are delighted to be able to bring the latest news from STV directly to our customers as they travel on the Subway network. Our Subway modernisation plans include bringing in the most up to date technology and this link-up with STV is just the start. We have vibrant and media-rich screens operating in real time, enabling us to expand our Subway communications directly to all our passengers as well as delivering effective advertising.”

STV to screen Champions’ League match

STV is delighted to confirm that it will be screening Rangers’ vital Champions League match against Manchester United on Wednesday 24 November live from Ibrox.

Former Rangers captain Richard Gough and Everton Manager David Moyes will be joining Sports Centre presenter Gerry McCulloch for full analysis and discussion of the evening’s football action.

Live coverage of this crucial game will be on STV from 7.30pm to 10pm, with an online video chat from the stadium on stv.tv/sport from 5pm to 6pm.

The match commentary will be provided by Derek Rae and Craig Burley.

Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s ‘Battle of Britain’, Gerry said: “It will be fantastic to present this key match live from Ibrox with two such knowledgeable guests.

“I’m sure our viewers will appreciate unique Scottish coverage of such an important game and I’m looking forward to welcoming Richard and David to the programme.”

In addition to live coverage of all the action from Ibrox, STV will also be screening a live two-hour highlights show at 10.30pm from the STV studios.

STV sports presenter Raman Bhardwaj will front the programme and he will be joined in the studio by ex-Rangers striker Peter Lovenkrands, currently playing for Newcastle United, and Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez as he brings viewers highlights of all the Champions League matches from across Europe.