ABOUT

Offering training, broadcasting, storytelling and consulting solutions for the music industry and more, eclectic Toolbox. is a collective of creative industry professionals lovingly curated by Director Ellie Talebian.

 

A values based collective we pride ourselves on working and collaborating with brands we love whilst staying true to our roots of helping our communities.

TEAM

Ellie Talebian

DIRECTOR

 

Offering broadcasting, voice over, training and consulting solutions for the music industry and more Ellie Talebian is the director of eclectic Toolbox, a forward thinking and dynamic organisation designed to serve creative companies.

 

With 16 years experience working in the community and voluntary sector delivering empowering workshops to children and young people  through Safety Net and the Woodcraft Folk, Ellie has taken these expertise and firmly instilled community values into her organisation. One which prides itself on working and collaborating with brands it loves whilst staying true to it’s roots of helping people – every brand she works with is socially responsible and an advocate of charitable initiatives.

 

With an eye for detail and a love for music, fashion, design, media and the arts she has crafted a career combining her radio and TV presenting skills with brand storytelling. She’s the voice behind brands, from clever campaigns, to strategies, with a head full of ideas, strong network and stacks of interview experience she excels in connecting people to opportunities and ideas to organisations - creating compelling content and making things happen.

Ellie has been the face and voice of Brighton Music Conference since it's inception offering her inimitable presenting style to conference goers and speakers.

For two years she worked at Juice 107.2fm boasting incredible listener figures for her evening show aired 5 nights a week.

 

Working exclusively with the ‘good guys’ her client list currently includes artists and organisations such as Women in Dance Music Collective, Brighton Music Conference, Big Love Records, Gaydio and Nico de Transilvania to name a few.

 

 

Nick Atkins

VIDEOGRAPHER, SOUND ENGINEER

 

Nick’s interest in music began young spending much of his teens working as a stagehand in a blues club in Wales, frequented by luminaries such as Van Morrison and Jules Holland. After this formative start, he moved to London to pursue a career as a Sound Engineer.

 

Here, at Matrix Studios under the expert tutorage of Award-winning music producers such as Flood, Mark Freegard and Gil Norton he learned the skills of the trade while gaining invaluable experience working with an eclectic mix of artists including Oasis, Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue before moving on to produce music independently for Advertising and Film including soundtrack for “The Jackal” with Bruce Willis.

 

Nick then returned to Wales, working with the Princes’ Trust, utilising his skills to create workshops for youth groups in the community.

 

The programme was so successful it led to him winning an Entrepreneurial Award for Shell Live wire and a visit to the Queen.

 

Nick then toured with singer Susheela Raman, before making Jaipur, Rajasthan his home for five years. It was here that Morchang Studios was born; its mission to discover and nurture Indian folk artists and showcase their music around the World.

 

During his time in India, he also collaborated with many artistic organisations such as The Virasat Foundation and the Jaipur Literary Festival. He returns to Jaipur (his spiritual home) annually to produce the evening performances for the Wonderful Workshops Programme.

Jaan Madan

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

 

For the last 4 years Jaan was the Head of MHFA England’s Commercial directorate, working with the executive team to set and then lead on the implementation of the commercial strategy for workplaces throughout England.

 

Working across a broad range of sectors he held responsibility for the development of existing business as well as growth into new market areas; professional services, finance, construction, manufacturing, retail, insurance and media.

 

He has been involved with MHFA England’s work for over a decade, first training as an instructor in 2009 before moving onto join the National Training team; a body of expert trainers responsible for teaching, coaching and mentoring new instructors.

 

Prior to this he has held regional and national roles in adult social care and health services.

He continues to lead on engagement with businesses to build and enhance their approaches to workplace wellbeing; supporting the development of strategies that deliver whole organisational change to create mentally healthier working environments.

 

More recently his work has taken a global approach with recently chairing and key note speaker for workplace mental health and wellbeing events in Hong Kong, London, Sydney, Stockholm and India.