North West

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


Events include exclusive screenings, talks from leading industry figures such as Jimmy McGovern and the annual RTS North West Awards, which celebrate the fantastic work coming out of the region.

The North West Centre Committee

Alex Connock

Alison Lewis

Events Manager:
Rachel Pinkney
Tel:07966 230639

Please email Events Manager Rachel Pinkney for more information about future events and joining the RTS.


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.

Alison Lewis

  • Production Executive at Blakeway North

Birgitte Johnson

  • Freelance Producer for BBC Learning

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

Colin McKeown

  • Executive Producer at LA Productions

Emily Feller

  • Drama Producer for Red Production Company

Helen Tonge

  • Executive Producer and Managing Director at Title Role

Jim Hancock

  • Conference Chair, Corporate Events and Broadcaster

Lucy Martin

  • Drama Producer for CBBC

Mario Dubois

  • Executive Producer for CBBC, CBeebies and Indies

Maureen Walker

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

Mike Spencer

  • Freelance Programme Maker

Rachel Pinkney

  • RTS North West Events Manager

Richard Frediani

  • Programme Editor for ITN

Sarah Murch

  • Executive Producer at Blakeway North

Sumi Connock

  • Head of Entertainment at ITV Studios