Simon Andrew Cole (born 20 February 1958) is Chief Executive of UBC Media Group.[1]

He co-founded the Unique Broadcasting Company in 1989, which floated on the London Stock Exchange in July 2000 as part of UBC Media Group.[2] Simon started his radio career as a BBC trainee, moving to Manchester in the early 1980s where he became programme director at Piccadilly Radio.[1][2] Whilst at Piccadilly, Simon helped pioneer the market for national sponsored programmes.[2] He is a Fellow of The Radio Academy.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Shah, Saeed (2006-04-15). "Simon Cole: 'The radio industry is changing at a speed that's hard to keep up with'". The Independent. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  2. ^ a b c d "Simon Cole - Chief Executive, UBC Media Group plc". MusicTank. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  3. ^ The Radio Academy "Fellows" Archived 2014-10-24 at the Wayback Machine