About Us



We have a remarkable track record in marketing, media management both in creation and delivery, event and campaign management as well as public relations activity. Our 40 years of experience span multi-national projects for many household names, innovative radio and TV production with many awards for campaigns and promotions as well as delivering to very targeted and key audiences.

We're a trusted communications agency, specialising in external and internal business communication, innovative, creative communication strategies and training for groups and individuals.

Local Media Network (LMN) is operated by five highly experienced media professionals: John Dash , Hedley Finn OBE, Dave Stankler, Gary Robinson and Phil Parry, with unrivalled experience in radio, commercial, PR, charity, and media management.


  • Gary Robinson

    Gary Robinson is a trusted communications advisor and consultant, with over 30 years-experience in the media industry. He has passion for effective communication and a genuine interest in people and in their personal and professional development. Gary believes business and organisational success is based firmly on ‘superstar’ relationships.

  • John Dash

    John has a 40 year career in the radio business; he's headed up programmes at Radio Clyde, Piccadilly Radio (Key 103), Galaxy 101 and Wave 105, and has held senior programming roles with Bauer Media and UTV Radio (now Wireless). His clients include BBC Wales, BBC Scotland and BBC Local Radio, Total Sense Media and BFBS. He's, uniquely, been twice honoured as a Fellow of the Radio Academy and is the UK Chair of the charity, Radio Lollipop.

  • Phil Parry

    Phil is a Finance Director and consultant who has held senior finance positions across Television, Radio, Creative Arts and Social Care sectors. He began his career at Granada TV as Finance Manager for news and the multi-award winning “This Morning” programme, before working at the BBC and several Independent TV Production companies. A founder and Director of an international media content company, he is now also a Director of Positive Digital Media Ltd, First Local DAB and Care Radio CIC.

  • Hedley Finn OBE

    Hedley’s experience ranges from PR, Communications and marketing for Blue Chip clients, to extensive work across the NHS and Care sectors for the Department of Health and The King’s Fund. He is the Chair of the charity LBT Global and sits on the Boards of the Lowde Music Trust, Surrey Supported Employment and Total Sense Media amongst others, Hedley is a founder of Care Radio and a founder and President of Radio Lollipop International. He was awarded the MBE in 1992 and an OBE in 2022.

  • Dave Stankler

    over 40 years experience working in radio, outdoor, and agency marketing, Dave has experience across many platforms at the highest level. From agency Sales Manager at Radio Aire in Leeds in the 1980s, he moved to media agencies launching the first specialist radio department in a media buying company in the UK, becoming the largest radio buying organisation outside London.