CPDcast® is a revolutionary service producing and distributing CPD podcasts for legal professionals. CPDcast was launched in 2007 to allow solicitors, barristers and other legal practitioners to fulfil their CPD requirements by listening to professionally recorded podcasts about their chosen area of law.
CPDcast was acquired in 2010 by Informa Business Information.
Informa Business Information is a division of Informa plc (London: INF), which is the leading international provider of specialist information and services for the academic and scientific, professional and commercial business communities. Informa has over 150 offices in 43 countries and employs 8,500 staff around the world.
Informa is the largest publicly-owned organiser of conferences and courses in the world and organises 8,500 events annually. Informa publishes 2,500 subscription-based information services including academic journals, real-time news and commercial intelligence, and its book business has more than 50,000 academic and business titles in print.
To guarantee the high-audio and production qualities for which we have become renowned we work closely with Podlab, our podcast production partner.
Podlab uses only the finest broadcast-quality equipment and professionally trained sound engineers to create high-quality CPD podcasts which are easy to listen to yet ultra-informative.
Since our inception, we have always used the highest quality contributors possible. Our customers tell us that this is why they keep buying from us and we keep it at the heart of what we do.
To help us guarantee both the quality and the number of new CPDcasts we add to the library, we seek wherever possible to strike commercial relationships with our contributors.
To find out more about some of our key content relationships, please visit our partners page.
To find out more about how you too could become a regular contributor, please get in touch.
The software that powers CPDcast.com has been built from scratch to match our exacting requirements by our in-house technology team. It is built using the very latest software methodologies and has been planned from the outset to automate the workflow of recording, monitoring and serving CPD podcasts.
Our website and podcast delivery software is built on the latest Symfony framework and runs on industry-standard LAMP architecture. The software is hosted on our own custom-specified infrastructure in London’s Docklands and is fast, resilient and scalable. We have detailed disaster recovery mechanisms and hardware redundancy in place and our servers feature actively-monitored intrusion protection and 256bit encryption for maximum data integrity.
George Roberts, Operations Director
George has been with CPDcast since inception, and has day to day responsibility for the company. He plans, develops and implements strategy for the operational management and development of CPDcast and oversees and coordinates the various teams that make up the organisation.
Chris Brook, Head of Business Development
Chris has overall responsibility for the growth and expansion of CPDcast. His duties include assessing marketing opportunities and target markets, and developing partnerships with other businesses and organisations to collaborate on new products and services or to increase membership and usage of CPDcast.
Richard Campbell, Head of Legal Content
Having completed his Law Masters (LLM) at UCL, Richard was called to the Bar and joined CPDcast in 2008. Richard is now head of the CPDcast Legal Content Team and co-ordinates content strategy, procurement and scheduling for the site. He also manages the key content relationships with chambers and firms.
Rob Graham, Technical Lead
Rob is responsible for fostering the development ethos and values that have made www.cpdcast.com cutting edge whilst retaining useablility and a customer/client focus. His day to day responsibilities include planning for scalability, web development, and managing the development team.