BBC North management to engage in Leeds and Manchester

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by Nick Jaspan

BBC NorthA year after the BBC completed its move to Salford, several members of its senior North management team, are to offer an update and reflection of progress to date, at two public meetings in Leeds and Manchester.

The two all morning sessions are being held in Manchester on Wed 8 May and two days later on 10 May in Leeds.

Attendance is by invitation and for those interested in attending, please contact  Sao Bui-Van, head of communications BBC North at

BBC North in Salford is now the home of 24 departments including BBC Breakfast, BBC Children’s, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Sport and over 2,300 staff are now based in Salford.

Bui-Van said that this “event is an opportunity to hear from and question the key people who successfully delivered the project, and how they met the challenges of undertaking the biggest move and business change programme in broadcasting history while keeping some of the BBC’s biggest shows on air, including London 2012.”

Peter Salmon, Director of BBC North will be speaking at both events with other colleagues joining him.

At Manchester town hall, his fellow speakers will include Alice Webb/chief operating officer, BBC North, Ken Lee,/human resources director and Phil Chalk, Factory TM (Creators of CBBC’s Strangehill High).

At Leeds town hall; Salmon, Webb and Lee will also be joined by Kay Mellor OBE, Dramature & MD, Rollem Productions and Yvonne Francas, Drama Producer, Rollem Productions.