Oct 31, 2018
Channel 4 picks Leeds for national headquarters
Channel 4 has opted to move its headquarters to Leeds and to create two new commissioning centres in Bristol and Glasgow as part of its move away from London. Channel 4 said Leeds was best able to deliver against its "Vision and objectives" and would also allow it to capitalise on a strong and fast-growing independent production sector in the underserved North East and East of the country, as well as the more established hubs in the North. Ms Mahon said: "Locating our national HQ in Leeds enables us to capitalise on a strong and fast-growing independent production sector in cities across the North of England - and also has the potential to unlock growth in the North East and East of the country, an area without a major presence from other national broadcasters." Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: "Together with Bradford we have one of the youngest and fastest growing labour markets in the UK, and the news of Channel 4 choosing Leeds will have a very positive impact on these generations, and is a real triumph for the city and wider region." The council said that the move by Channel 4 could create 1,200 jobs over time.
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