Music entrepreneur Ammo Talwar started Punch Records as a specialist record shop and a hub for local DJs. His leadership and vision built the company into an award-winning music agency; working internationally and in partnership with leading private and public sector companies to support music and innovation. He received an MBE in 2008 for contributions to music and young people.
A recipient of the Clore cultural leadership award, Ammo’s professional acumen is in demand by organisations facing both new business opportunities and challenges. Currently chair of the UK African Caribbean music touring network – Black Routes, An ex board member of Birmingham’s performing arts school BOA and Chair of Multi Academy Trust CORE, he leads on charting Punch’s future, securing new business while actively participating in programme delivery.