News

11th May 2018

How did it all go?

We are busy gathering together all the fantastic feedback from the event and will share that, and updates on plans for next year, soon.

In the meantime, here are a few quotes from some of our wonderful speakers:

Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content

“We will seek, stimulate and support ideas across the UK. I want to put out of London strategy at the heart of everything we do.”

Kamal Ahmed, BBC Economics Editor

Speaking of companies moving outside London: ‘Organisations only work if they’re autonomous and power is devolved’

Matthew Gould, DCMS

DCMS wants to see creative growth across the UK: “That’s why we think this conference is so brilliant”

Tracy Brabin MP

‘If you have dreams you don’t necessarily have to leave where you grew up to achieve them’

Sir Peter Bazalgette, ITV

“When cities have that belief in the power of the creative industries…you can achieve something fantastic.”

“If the creative industries keep growing at the current rate we will have created a million jobs by 2030”

Alex Mahon, Chief Executive, Channel 4

On the C4 devolution plan: “This is the biggest change to Channel 4 in our history”

Ben Frow, Director of Programmes, Channel 5

“Regionality is very important to Channel 5 but it’s a bit of a challenge”

“I have whole days in my diary for meeting new people”