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Tom Besford

English Folk Expo

Tom runs English Folk Expo (EFEx), which supports the English folk, roots and acoustic music sector. EFEx deliver showcases, live events, artist mentoring, industry training, audience development and more. Amongst other things, EFEx run Manchester Folk Festival, host online learning platforms and produce the Official Folk Albums Chart. Tom is a member of the European Music Business Task Force, a member of the Greater Manchester Music Commission, and is on the Steering Group of Manchester Music City. He is also an elected politician.