BBC Bristol Partnership Has Signed Its Third Agreement
The BBC Bristol Partnership signed its third Memorandum of Understanding. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was again, signed by six locally engaged organisations that are based in and have a strategic commitment to Bristol:
- Helen Boaden, Director of Radio and BBC England
- Pat Connor, Head of Development and Events BBC England
- George Ferguson CBE, Mayor of Bristol
- Nicola Yates OBE, City Director, Bristol City Council
- Lynn Barlow, Director Creative Industries, University West of England
- Dick Penny, Managing Director, Watershed
- Paul Appleby, Chair, Bristol Media
- Professor Guy Orpen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, University of Bristol
Building on a successful six years of partnership between the BBC and its partners in Bristol, the purpose of this third agreement is to set the framework for the next three years.
The partnership will build on the creative profile of the city, framed by Mayor, George Ferguson, as “a laboratory for change”, and will take in the second Mayoral Tenure and the next BBC Charter period.
The three year MOU offers a suitable timescale for the planned development projects with Higher Education and Foundation Education institutions and the creation of new, diverse pathways into employment. Through partnership working and the action groups, the BBC Bristol Partnership aims to increase creative media talent at every level, and become an even more networked and collaborative partnership.
“Save Our BBC applauds the BBC for entering into a three year agreement to continue and develop its creative partnerships in the Bristol media city. This multi-faceted project goes from strength to strength encouraging and developing new talent in various genres. The City of Bristol should be proud of its great achievements and contributions to the creative industries of today and the future. This is public service broadcasting playing its part in building citizenship and community.”