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Creating content that connects brands with audiences

Who we are

Caspian Media started life in 1996 as a creative agency and print publisher.

Shortly after being established, we also launched Real Deals and Real Business, our private equity and SME titles.

During our formative years, the content we produced was mainly centred on client magazines, books and promotional literature.

By the time we came of age, we had branched out into digital publishing and built online audiences across multiple sectors.

Real Deals and its associated events became a leading resource of private equity content, and Real Business overtook the field as the UK’s top SME content provider.

Since the birth of Business Advice in 2015, to support sole traders and micro companies, it has increased unique monthly visits to over 60,000.

Caspian Media’s growth has been marked by progression from print publishing and branding, and digital publishing and content marketing.

However, the journey hasn’t always been smooth. We dug deep to reverse the fortunes of our main publication and turn it into a profitable digital platform. We’ve also had to continually adapt, to advances in digital technology and changing client needs.

We’ve now matured as a business and are recognised for both our experience and content. Both give us an intimate understanding of SMEs, your audiences and how to bring you both together.

The Team

Caspian has a highly capable and diverse team of over 50 permanent staff. We also work with a network of carefully selected freelancers whose skills and experience complement our own.

Steven Randell, Chief Executive Officer at Caspian Media
Steven RandellChief Executive Officer

As well as being joint owners, Steven and Sarah also play a key part in the strategic direction and day-to-day operation of the company.

Sarah Woollett, Finance & Operations Director at Caspian Media
Sarah WoollettFinance & Operations Director

Nicholas and Praseeda each head up a dynamic team of reporters, writers and journalists who specialise in private equity and in SME business content respectively.

Nicholas Neveling, Editor for Real Deals at Caspian Media
Nicholas NevelingEditor, Real Deals
Praseeda Nair, Editorial Director for Real Business and Business Advice at Caspian Media
Praseeda NairEditorial Director, Real Business and Business Advice
Amber is the Events Director at Caspian Media
Amber WardEvents Director
Denis is the Commercial Director of Events at Caspian Media
Denis KalyapinCommercial Director Events

Amber and Denis lead a team of event experts who are passionate about delivering the best conference and networking opportunities for SMEs and private equity.

Gurbir Phull, Commercial Head at Caspian Media
Gurbir PhullCommercial Head

Gurbir is the commercial driving force behind our successful SME business websites and Ram, our publishing director for Real Deals, deals directly with client advertising and sponsorship.

Ram Kumar, Associate Publisher at Caspian Media
Ram KumarPublishing Director
Hannah Stodell, Editorial Director at Caspian Media
Hannah StodellEditorial Director

Hannah leads on Caspian’s client content and manages its delivery, working with our marketing, creative and production teams.