Jim Farmery, XPLOR

Jim Farmery, Development Director, XPLOR

After graduating from Huddersfield Polytechnic, Jim worked at a graduate role at J Sainsbury plc, before moving in to product management Pace plc based in Bradford, working on innovation in set-top box integration into TV’s, and launching the world’s first web browser enabled set top box for BT and Deutsche Telecom. He then moved into creative sector development for ten years at Yorkshire Forward and subsequently worked at Creative England developing an investment strategy and range of support programmes across the country. He joined the Backstage Academy team in July 2020 to setup the XPLOR research arm and establish the first research centre in the world dedicated to live events and entertainment research.

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