Podcast Labs move to new 3,000 sqft Podcasting HQ

Podcast Labs, full service podcast production & marketing agency is expanding to a luxurious new studio space and hiring two new team members as they approach their 2 year anniversary.

Originally opening back in 2019, as a recording studio in a tightly-squeezed room, Podcast Labs has had an incredible period of growth, despite being hit with the pandemic at only 5 months old.

Now the team of six, work with brands and personalities to integrate podcasting into their marketing strategies, providing both the technical and promotional side, and are moving into their third premises.

Boasting 3,000 square feet of space for new production studios and their growing team, and with beautiful views across the heathland, Podcast Labs have been lucky enough to have been supported by BCP Council’s Bounce Back Challenge Fund, to help accelerate their plans to build their new podcasting HQ. 

The popularity of the podcasting industry has grown at an incredible rate, with the number of people listening to a podcast for the first time doubling in 2020 during the pandemic. But whilst more new shows than ever before are starting, the medium is still in its infancy and by no means saturated.  

Agency Director, Kelly Butler comments “Companies can still make incredible waves in the industry with little barriers to entry – think back to YouTube in 2010 – those who got in first, and remained consistent were the most rewarded. However high-quality production is now important – dodgy audio just doesn’t cut it anymore to keep listeners engaged.”

“Our new Podcast Labs studios not only gives our ever growing team an incredible place to work, it also enables us to expand our service offering and reach nationwide,” follows Managing Director, Andy James. 

These two entrepreneurs clearly identified a gap in the market, ahead of time, now working with nationwide brands and reality TV stars, as well as an array local talent including artist, Stuart Semple, boxing champion, Chris Billam-Smith and entrepreneurs Ty Temel, Benjamin Reynolds & Megan Fairhall. Alongside well-known local companies such as Liz Lean PR, Dorset Growth Hub and Simone Thomas Wellness. 

One of their most successful shows “grow, cook, eat, arrange” with Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson continues to dominate the top of the charts in the UK, achieving almost half a million listeners since launching earlier this year. 

With more new shows brewing in their strategy and launch programme, Podcast Labs have recruited two new members this month. Amber Boiston joins as a “Client & Studio Administrator” and Zoe Wright as an “Internal Project Assistant” to provide additional support with client communications, marketing and growth.

The new studio space in Poole, will be operational from September 2021.