02 Nov 2018
Channel 4 has confirmed that Glasgow will be the location of one of its two new Creative Hubs.
Around 50 jobs will be brought to Glasgow in the move, which will see Leeds become the new headquarters for the channel, and a second hub opened in Bristol.
Alex Mahon, Channel 4 chief executive said: “Diversity and inclusion have always been at the heart of Channel 4’s mission and the launch of our 4 All the UK plan is the biggest and most exciting change in the organisation’s 36-year history – as we open up Channel 4 to people from across the UK and supercharge the impact we have in all parts of the country.
“Glasgow has a well-established production sector across multiple genres, and locating a Creative Hub in the city will give Channel 4 the opportunity to tap into the rich cultural diversity of Scotland and also allow us to exploit the city’s strong connectivity with Belfast and the Northern Ireland production sector.
First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said: “Channel 4’s announcement is fantastic news. The enthusiasm, excitement and support behind Glasgow’s successful bid for the hub is testament to the city’s thriving creative community, as well as Stuart Cosgrove and Glasgow City Council’s tireless work to attract this new investment from Channel 4 to Glasgow.
“As home to one of the most vibrant cultural scenes in Scotland, BBC Scotland, STV and more than 120 production companies – I am pleased Channel 4 has recognised Glasgow is the ideal location for one of their new hubs.”