A new programme launching at The Landing, MediaCityUK, is hoping to kickstart the North West’s medtech sector. PwC Start-up Growth Programme in collaboration with UP ventures group, is running a 12-week programme, focusing on employee wellbeing, connected healthcare and long term care.
Jimmy Smallwood joins Rule 5
PR and communications agency Rule 5, based in The Landing, MediaCityUK, has brought in former BBC journalist Jimmy Smallwood as Senior Account Manager. Jimmy relocated from London to Salford to join the BBC Sport web and digital team in 2011 and worked on London 2012, Sochi 2014, Wimbledon 2014 and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
For the last two years he has been Communications Officer at the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) advocating greater participation among disabled people and working on the Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All scheme.
Jimmy will work on a combination of media and sports related accounts including dock10, the leading media services business based at MediaCityUK.
Rule 5 Founding Director, Julie Wilson, said: “We are thrilled to have Jimmy on the team. He has a rare combination of extensive experience in journalism and broadcasting with a solid background in communications. He will help us strengthen and grow our offer in 2017 and beyond. The agency has grown revenues by over 30% in 2016 and we will be making additional hires early in the new year.”
Rule 5 specialises in PR and digital communications and with clients in the sport, leisure, media, and technology food and lifestyle sectors. It was named outstanding Small Consultancy in this year’s Public Relations and Communications Association DARE Awards.
Two MediaCityUK audio production companies have teamed up for a programme commission on Radio 2 Country, the BBC’s pop up digital station which launches on Thursday 9th March.
Greater Manchester-based National Network Operator, Vaioni is relocating and opening its brand-new head office in the heart of MediaCityUK as growth surpasses 100 per cent over the last four years with a plan to achieve £20m turnover in the next three to five years.