Here at The VoiceOver Network, we’ve got something very exciting to celebrate! We have been recognised by The National Entrepreneur Awards here in the UK and are a finalist for the Best Business Enabler award 2022.
“I set up The VoiceOver Network in January 2015. I’m a busy voice actor who had a vision of bringing voice actors together. I launched it and quickly recognised that the industry was growing and that there wasn’t a safe place for voice actors to go to get advice, training and feel part of a supportive community. I didn’t have an easy start as a voice actor when entering the industry over 20 years ago. I struggled to get traction, get an agent and get work. I made a lot of mistakes and found it very difficult. But I never gave up and I kept on going even when people were telling me to quit and try something else. After a lot of rejection, hard work and perseverance I gained traction and became a very well known voice actor in the industry.” – Rachael Naylor
Rachael has always believed in helping others and so decided that she wanted to make a positive difference to the voiceover industry that she loves. The VoiceOver Network started as a little meet up group in a pub in West London. It grew and grew, and she saw the positive difference that it was making to so many people’s lives. Rachael did a rebrand and properly launched it in January 2015 at the BFI in London as The VoiceOver Network, a membership organisation to help, support and strengthen the voiceover industry. She believes that by bringing people together, sharing information, empowering voice actors around the world that we will all benefit – A rising tide raises all boats.
The VoiceOver Network has helped tens of thousands of voice actors around the world to not just book work but become better voice actors.
There have been many challenges along the way including our founder Rachael’s health issues. But here at VON we have a mission, and we are dedicated every day to helping to empower voice actors around the world to have the careers and vo businesses that they deserve. All while raising standards and making this industry stronger and more connected.
This is a very special award that The VoiceOver Network won back in 2015, the year we launched the membership and started doing large full day voiceover events. So, we are incredibly proud and excited to be finalists again in 2022 for this amazing and sought-after award. The awards will be held at the ICC in Birmingham on Sunday 25th September, presented by the brilliantly funny Jimmy Carr.
Here at The VoiceOver Network, we would like to say a massive shout out to all our amazing members, clients, partners, sponsors, teachers and supporters.