Up to a hundred women are being invited to a newcomers digital session at The Sharp Project in East Manchester as part of International Women’s Day. The women are likely to come from a variety of backgrounds including colleges, job centres, career changers and mums re-entering the world of work. Over the course of the day they’ll learn about the digital sector, what employment opportunities exist and how to sign up.

The BBC is advertising for a new controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, following the fall-out from the Lord McAlpine Newsnight investigation which forced the previous controller, Adrian van Klaveren, to step down. Based at MediaCityUK, the controller will report directly to Peter Salmon and take “creative, editorial and managerial responsibility” for running 5 Live.

Manchester’s Tangerine PR has restructured its senior team with the appointment of Mary Harding. The former senior account director at M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment will take up the role of managing director of Tangerine’s consumer division with immediate effect.

Madhouse Associates has won a 5-way pitch to provide brand and strategic support to property development firm,

BBC Three has announced a one-hour live show from the centre of Bradford, which will retell the story of Bizet’s Carmen, but in a contemporary Bollywood way.

IPB, a communications agency with offices in Sale and Durham, has changed hands, with the founder and majority shareholder, Tony Ingham, selling his controlling stake to Stewart Pimbley and Steve Fox.

The acquisition was completed before Christmas.

MediaCityUK owner Peel Media has reported a dramatic rise in revenues as the impact of the BBC's move to Salford begins to kick in. The latest filed accounts reveal that revenues grew by almost 100%, from £9m to £17.1m in the year to March 31. The accounts cover the period when most of the BBC's move to the 36-acre site actually took place, including departments such as CBBC, Sport, 5 Live and the North West news.


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