Events and online publishing company GovToday has ceased trading with the loss of all 22 jobs. GovToday’s directors have instructed insolvency practitioner Steven Wiseglass, of Inquesta, to place the business into liquidation. Last week re broke the news that the company had called in administrators. The company, based at MediaCityUK, was founded in 2008 by […]
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Peter Salmon admitted he was “enormously proud” of his time leading the development of MediaCityUK after it was confirmed he would be taking a new post as director of BBC Studios. Currently the BBC’s director, England, Salmon oversaw the corporation’s set-up of its Northern base in Salford. His position will be taken by Helen Boaden, […]
A £20m expansion of MediaCityUK has begun that will increase capacity by over 100,000 sq ft.
ITV will be filming tonight’s Leaders’ Debate at MediaCityUK’s Dock10 studios. Potentially critical ahead of the up-coming General Election, the contest is the only time that Conservative Prime Minister, David Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband will come face to face during a televised election debate. In total 7 parties will be represented during the […]
ITV is offering free audience tickets to a new daytime show being filmed at MediaCityUK this weekend. O’Brien will feature an expert panel of politicians, journalists, celebrities and campaigners as well as a member of the public. They will be debating topics including the NHS, benefits system, prisons, marriage and racism. Filming takes place on […]
The Landing’s former partnership director has set up her own consultancy within digital enterprise hub she helped create at MediaCityUK. Ann Darby had been a key member of The Landing’s senior management team since its inception in 2012. As strategic partnerships director, her primary role was to support The Landing’s 100+ tenant companies and freelancers, […]
The Peel Group has sold 50% of its stake in MediaCityUK to Legal & General Capital.
Mark Simpson has been appointed as the BBC Philharmonic’s composer in association. The 26-year-old becomes of the the youngest ever composer to be given a formal role with a major British orchestra. Starting in September and running until 2019, Liverpool-born Simpson will compose 3 new scores as well as joining the orchestra in partnership projects. […]
Super League and the Rugby Football League have relocated their commercial, marketing and media departments from Leeds to MediaCityUK.
Games publisher Playdemand has moved its operations from Bolton to The Landing at MediaCityUK. The company, which designs and develops social and mobile games, was founded in 2011 and is backed by former dabs.com owner David Atherton. CEO Noel Boland said The Landing’s “super-fast internet connections and advanced training capabilities” had been a factor in the decision. […]