Going out | Sustainability – The Long View: Laura Marshall

The SEO of Icon Films on creativity and resources in the modern age

Come to Bristol Business School on Wednesday March 25 to hear from Laura Marshall, CEO of independent UK TV production company Icon Films, as she delivers a lecture on sustainability in the creative industries.

The lecture is part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series titled Sustainability – The Long View, held at the University of the West of England.

In 1990, Laura and her husband Harry started Icon Films in the basement of their own home and 30 years later, the company is still growing with offices now in both Bristol and London. Production credits include River Monsters for Animal Planet US, Savage Kingdom for National Geographic, and BBC’s The One Show, and films for charities such as the Whitley Fund for Nature, Bristol Old Vic and St. Peter’s Hospice.

In her lecture, Laura, who is responsible for the overall strategy of the company and forging the company’s creative identity and vision, will be exploring questions about creativity, finite resources and keeping ideas fresh within film.

She is vocal in her advocacy for more regional and diverse representation in television and is chair of Wildscreen, the charity that brings the world’s wildlife and environmental film-makers to Bristol on a biennial basis.

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series provides a unique opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership – previous guests include Ruth Hunt, Stonewall chief executive, and Fred Jones, head of cities at Uber. Most of the events are recorded and made available as a podcast.

6pm: registration, tea and coffee

6.30pm: lecture

7.30pm: networking and refreshments

UWE Bristol, Bristol Business School | March 25 | 6–9pm | Register online at


Caitlin Bowring

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