Ex-Sumners staff to launch Salford post-production company

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by David Prior

Five former Sumners employees have teamed up to launch a new post-production company in Salford.

The five lost their jobs at Sumners earlier this year when it moved out of the city centre for a smaller base at MediaCityUK.

Former Sumners head of sound Tony Greenwood, senior editor Matt Brown and finance director Kate Mather are joint shareholders in the new company, Core Post, which is scheduled to open at the end of September.

Lucy Swann, who was front-of-house manager at Sumners, will be facility manager, while dubbing mixer Emily Nuttall is also on board.

Core Post will be based in a two-storey, 15,000 sq ft building on the Metroplex Business Park, just outside MediaCityUK.

Greenwood said: "It’s as near as we could get without actually being in MediaCityUK, which wasn’t financially viable. It took several months to sort out the lease but we were determined to have this building."

Core has already been signed up for picture and audio post work on Peter Kay’s BBC1 sitcom Car Share.