MediaCityUK must represent something of an oasis of calm for Davies after the rollercoaster of two years spent in charge of publicity for The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent… although given the breadth of her remit at the BBC now, she would probably disagree.

Her areas of responsibility now include Sport, English Regions, Children’s, 5 live, the BBC Academy, Learning and Religion & Ethics, as well as BBC North, BBC Birmingham and BBC Bristol, and she leads a team of 20 across those three bases. Although she spends a considerable amount of her time at other BBC sites – she’s a member of the England, North, Birmingham and Bristol senior management teams, working closely with Peter Salmon – she is usually based in Salford for three days a week.

Before her two years alongside Simon Cowell, Wolverhampton-born Davies held a host of other BBC jobs, including head of comms for Radio 1.