About -- North West

North West Centre

The Royal Television Society North West Centre runs its own programme of lectures, workshops, masterclasses, awards and social events throughout the year.

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Click Here for information about the 2013 RTS North West Awards

Click here for information about the 2012 RTS North West Awards


Click here for information about the 2011 RTS North West Awards

Click here for information about the 2010 RTS North West Awards

Click here for the winners of the RTS North West Student Awards 2010

The North West Centre Committee

Alex Connock
Email: alex.connock@shine.tv

Kieron Collins
Email: kieron.collins@bbc.co.uk

Gail Stezaker
Email: gail.stezaker@mac.com
Tel: 07816 681 869

Events Manager:
Rachel Pinkney
Email: rachelpinkney@yahoo.co.uk
Tel:07966 230639

Please contact the Secretary for details of Centre eventsTBC


RTS North West Committee Members

Alex Connock

  • Chair of RTS North West.
  • Director of New Business at TV superindie Shine UK, running Shine North in Media City, and digital content business Shine On.
  • Previously co-founder with Bob Geldof and chief executive of factual TV superindie Ten Alps.
  • Visiting fellow at Oxford University's Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Manchester Business School.
  • Visiting professor in digital media at University of Sunderland and creative director of Digital Innovation at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Anthony Utley

  • Media and Distribution Consultant

Aziz Rashid

  • Head of Regional & Local Programmes

Beth Hewitt

  • Director of Graduate and Industry Development, School of MMP, University of Salford

Cat Lewis

  • Owner, Managing Director and Executive Producer at Nine Lives Media
  • Founder and Chair at The Indie Club

Chris Condron

  • Head of BBC Sport Product 

Colin McKeown

  • Producer at LA Productions

Edward Pugh

  • Series Producer / Media Consultant

Gail Stezaker

  • Freelance Production Accountant

Helen Bullough

  • Head, CBBC Inhouse, Drama and Acquisitions at BBC

Helen Tonge

  • Executive Producer and Managing Director at Title Role

Jim Hancock

  • Conference Chair, Corporate Events and Broadcaster

Jo Hallows

  • Director/CEO YoYo Media

Katy Jones

  • Executive Producer BBC Learning

Kieron Collins

  • Managing Editor at BBC Entertainment Productions North

Maureen Walker

  • Sector lead: Broadcast, Music, Publishing at North West Vision and Media

Rachel Pinkney

  • RTS North West Events Manager

Richard Frediani

  • Head of News, ITV Granada

Sarah Murch

  • Executive Producer at Blakeway

Sumi Connock

  • Head of Entertainment at ITV Studios

What's Happening

09 Sep 2014

Bookings are now open for our flagship event of the year, held at Kings Place. With speakers including Chase Carey, President and COO of 21st Century Fox, JB Perrette, President, Discovery Networks International, The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive, BSkyB, Tony Hall, Director-General of BBC, and Kirsty Wark, among other leading industry figures, the event is one not to be missed.

Entries are now invited for the 2013/2014 Craft and Design Awards which will be presented on Monday 1 December 2014 at the London Hilton on Park Lane, London W1K 1BE.

05 Aug 2014

An invitation to join the Wales Centre for our annual Welsh-language event. Ron Jones, Executive Chairman, Tinopolis, will be talking to Tim Hartley about the development of the company and about the host of interesting projects they have in the pipeline.

BBC director general Tony Hall today announced a “competition revolution” which will overhaul TV production at the corporation.

A morning of debate surrounding the future of the license fee. Speakers include Tony Hall; George Brock, Head of Journalism Department at City University; Lord Burns, Chairman of the Independent Panel on BBC Charter Review during 2004-5; James Purnell, Director of Strategy and Digital at the BBC.