Marquis Media Partners has partnered with the Manchester’s University of Salford in a continuing relationship in which MMP’s partners and associates will work alongside staff at the university’s School of Arts and Media to deliver skills training and consultancy to broadcasters worldwide.
The University, which has extensive studios, edit suites and broadcast facilities at its Media City building is currently constructing the New Adelphi Building (artist’s rendering above) on its main campus which is due to open in September 2016 and will be the School of Arts and Media’s new home. The building will feature a 350 capacity theatre, two large TV acting studios, rehearsal studios, industry standard recording studios, 12 amplified performance studios, 14 instrumental tuition rooms, a 100sqm band-room/live room and a suite of flexible performance spaces with an adjoining roof terrace.
MMP’s partnership with Salford follows a recent expansion by the company with three new Partners joining the consultancy firm.
“Salford has a great history of working with industry,” said Emma Clifford, MMP’s lead partner for the initiative. “It already shares its Media City campus with the BBC, ITV and Dock 10 and is fifth in the country for industry engagement. We believe we can help Salford build on that excellent record with the range services we can provide together. These will include developing new business strategies, delivering change management on-site, tackling workspace issues, helping to engage staff and providing great training.”
“International broadcasters are going through major transformational change and that needs first class skills training plus the right infrastructure for success,” said professor Abigail Gregory, Salford’s associate dean, internationalisation, who is leads the university’s global business initiative. “MMP and Salford can now provide a unique proposition to help these organisations succeed.”