Media content producers and publishers.

Podcasts, Journalism, Photography

Icon Business Media is a leading podcast publishing and production company based in Leatherhead Surrey, offering a full range of podcast and media production services, including studio recording, location skills, script formatting and development, recording and editing, photography, event moderation and quality journalism. Icon Business Media was formed to create, develop and publish narrative podcasts and bring expertise from award winning business to business publishing, national newspapers, broadcasting, online, consumer magazines and events to the fastest growing and highly impactful medium. Based on the North Downs, Icon Business Media publishes the Horizon CIO podcast, the first podcast for the UK’s business technology leadership community. The Horizon CIO podcast has published over 65 episodes featuring 48 of the UK’s foremost CIOs from FTSE 100 firms, major healthcare, government and technology organisations. Alongside the Horizon CIO podcast Icon Business Media has been developing, recording and editing podcasts for international technology companies and global sports coaches.      

Listen to our Podcast Productions


Podcasting is very much a horizontal media form – producers are consumers, consumers may become producers, and both can engage in conversations with each other. We help organisations, companies and individuals share their stories, expertise and innovations to a global audience.



What's a podcast?

A podcast or generically netcast, is an episodic series of digitalaudio or videofiles which a user can download and listen to. It is often available for subscription, so that new episodes are automatically downloaded via web syndication to the user's own local computer, mobile application, or portable media player.[1]
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Why we listen?

Journalists have linked this podcasting boom to the ubiquity of smartphones, time spent in transit and online music services. Others attribute it to the brain stimulating an addictive effects of audio learning or the multitasking potential of listening. The beauty is in the overlap.


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Innovation Leader and CIO Services

Horizon CIO Network

The Horizon CIO Network brings innovative business technology leaders together.  Developed from close feedback from the CIO community, the Horizon podcasts, websites, WhatsApp group and live events help CIOs discover next generation service providers and via the network build innovative business relationships. Next generation service providers can partner with Horizon to network with CIOs and CTOs or to make the community aware of your thought leadership. To learn how you can network and share your ideas with the UK’s largest CIO community. Contact us

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Learning Lab

Learning Lab -  A Horizon CIO Network mentoring event; this one day event for aspiring CIOs or CTOs looking to improve their skills and career opportunities. Expert and senior CIO peer led presentations and discussion tutorials that will give attendees a unique insight from real experience.

Live event hosting

Icon Business Media has six years of event hosting and content production experience. The Innovation Leadership Summit created and hosted by Editor Mark Chillingworth has become the largest single gathering of business technology leaders in the UK, with attendance in excess of 140 genuine CIOs. Alongside large scale events, this team created the CIO Summit, Transformation Summit, CIO Big Conversations and hosted over 100 round table dinner debates. Icon Business Media can deliver a round table dinner debate or mini-conferences for your organisation to bring teams or customers together. Editorial values are applied to Icon Business Media events to ensure the event is a worthwhile investment in time by attendees and partners. With 20 years of journalism and editing experience, Icon Business Media uses the same journalistic techniques to select speakers and engage with audiences. Icon Business Media can produce town hall meetings to debate transformation and change opportunities, create panel debates of leading experts to demonstrate to boards the need for business change.

Contract podcast publishing

Icon Business Media is experienced in a full range of podcast media products including websites, newsletters, magazines, national and local newspapers. The team at Icon Business Media has been nominated for a number of awards during their careers including the Digital Publisher of the Year and Media Brand of the Year and numerous photography awards. Organisations looking for a podcast publication with a strong editorial voice, leadership that can recruit inspiring contributors, arresting imagery and design in the media format that best suits the audience or community will find Icon Business Media can meet their needs. Icon Business Media delivers attention grabbing media products, on budget, on time.        

Mark Chillingworth Horizon CIO Editor and Podcast host

Hire our studio in Surrey to produce your own content


Have an idea for your own show? Hire the podcast studio and get your story out there. Podcast consumption is growing at a phenomenal rate and audience engagement outperforms many traditional and other digital formats. You can hire our podcast space equipped with audio dynamic condensor micophones fitted with kaotica eyeballs to record studio quality sound at a fraction of the normal cost. We'll be on hand to help with your mic craft and to ensure your audio sounds professional and is matched to international standards.


Hire our fully equipped photography studio just off junction 9 of the M25 in Leatherhead, Surrey from £30 per hour. We have elinchrom flash lighting with a variety of softboxes, diffusers, spill kills and mods along with continuous options using westcott ice light and ring lighting. You can use a variety of coloured paper backdrops and the space can be modified or painted to suit your set design ideas. The space is small but neat, and ideally suited to pack shots, still life and headshots. Half length and full length work can also be shot but with some restrictions on lens and lighting placement. We have various digital and film camera systems including a fuji XT2 and an Ebony 4x5 field camera that can also be hired.

YouTubers, Vloggers, Webinars

We have space for your creativity, we have the lights, the camera you just bring the action! Use our studio to create video content. Our space is affordable and can be adapted to suit your creative brief. Got an idea? Drop us a line

Models, Talent and Stories required

We are constantly on the lookout for new faces of all ages and looks to work with on our upcoming photo-video shoots and editorial stories for podcasts and features. No experience is necessary, but if you are confident in front of the camera with a great smile and personality we want to hear from you. We also want to hear for you if you have an interesting story, talent or interest that would make an editorial feature or podcast.

Photo & Video

We produce royalty free content for image and video libraries around the World. You will be asked to sign a model and or property release on the day of the shoot allowing all image rights on perpetuity.

If you are interested, please apply with some recent photographs. Make sure to include one smiling shot, as well as a candid (not professional) photo. Please also include your age and where you are based and we will be in touch. We will keep your details on our model database and will contact you when a suitable shoot comes up.

If you are an aspiring model, actor, band or future tv presenter contact us about how we can work together to create a headshot portfolio.

We look forward to hearing from you!