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A passionate and experienced offshore yacht racer, Ed was 12th to the Rock in the 2015 RORC Fastnet Race, his 5th Fastnet.

The Night Owl team was 10th in IRC2 in the 2011 Fastnet, and overall winner of the JOG Offshore Series in 2009, and after a nail-biting race to Poole, Night Owl won the race and secured her position as second overall in the JOG Inshore Series 2010.  

Both Night Owl 1 and 2 have a great history, winning many races during the last few seasons, including Line Honours in the St. Peter Port race to Guernsey, Royal Thames trophy in the St Malo Race, and many others.  

Ed is also an active RNLI crew member on the Thames Lifeboats.
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Ed has been creating digital television and retail businesses since 1998. He has created multiple TV channels in news, film, sports and entertainment.  He also built and sold a group of TV shopping channels.

He has led on complex business projects in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.  He created the UK's first financial services televison channel, Simply Money, and also created the first non-Sky red button interactive service.  

He has served as a board member on professional industry bodies for television and retail businesses in Asia, Europe, and Australia.

In 2011 he created Comux, a new company that beat the BBC to win the contract to build the national broadcasting infrastructure for the new UK-wide local television network, reaching 13 million homes. 

To discuss new opportunities or for advice you can always get in touch with Ed through his office at Expert Media Partners.
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Ed spent ten years as a writer, journalist and broadcaster in print, on radio, and on television.

He wrote and presented a range of programmes for BBC Radio 5 Live in the series Ed Hall Investigates winning a Sony Radio Award for News and Current Affairs in 1998.  The BBC News website carries details of his expose of a secret world trade in genetically-modified pigs click here.

Other radio programmes written and presented by Ed Hall include The First 100 Days (of the Blair Government) for BBC Radio, and Encyclopaedia Historica for the BBC World Service.  

In 1991 and 1992 Ed produced programmes for Channel 4 Dispatches and Thames Television on drug smuggling at Heathrow Airport and British mercenaries fighting in the former Yugoslavia.  Ed's book, We Can't Even March Straight (Vintage), was published in 1995 and was a catalyst for the campaign to lift the ban on lesbians and gays serving in the British Armed Forces. 

As a writer Ed's work has appeared in a very diverse range of publications including the Independent, The Times, the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Evening Standard, and not forgetting Independent Grocer.
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The Coop makes it a good news day for British Farmers

by Ed Hall on 05/03/17

Sad to see the most important story of the weekend get so little coverage...

The Co-op as of yesterday is only using British meat throughout its supply chain. All products, not just fresh meat, are made using produce from British farmers, injecting at least 1.5bn pounds into UK agriculture. If more people shop there as a consequence that could be a bigger number.

As import costs rise in a weaker Sterling world, hang on for stories of British consumers finding ways to support British workers. I am proud to have my Co-op membership card on my key ring, I hope you are too.

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