Today Channel 4 announced it will set up one of its two new creative hubs in Bristol. This is fantastic news. It is a major victory for our city – congratulations to Mayor Marvin Rees, his team and everyone else who worked so hard.
I think this decision is also recognition that Bristol a major player when it comes to creativity. From electronic music to animation, from nature documentaries to street art, Bristol is often synonymous with the most exciting developments in creative industries.
Channel 4 will undoubtedly bring even more creative energy to our city. I hope this can benefit everyone, especially young people from backgrounds currently under-represented in today’s media industry.