MEDIACITYUK BUSINESS HEAD DEPARTS..
Jason Legget was one of those, like NWDA Chair Robert Hough and Peel Media Chair Bryan Gray, who was integral in the revolving door policy between Peel Holdings and the North West Development Agency*
Jason joined Peel Media in June last year from the NWDA, having spent three years in the publicly funded Agency supporting the private Peel development as, er, Project Director for MediaCityUK, and being responsible for the roll out of the high speed telecommunications NorthernNET - which had a multi-million pound NWDA grant and benefitted MediaCityUK.
Having twirled through that revolving door to be subsequently employed by Peel as Head of Business Development at MediaCityUK, Jason was in charge of creating revenue streams and commercial opportunities at the £3billion Salford Quays development. So far, apart from the BBC and University of Salford, no great `revenue streams or commercial opportunities' have been announced, bar publicly funded schemes with big grants from NWDA.
Now Jason has been `made redundant' after less than twelve months in the job.
He recently told UKInvest magazine… "We hope that in 10-15 years, if you look at someone's CV and see that they've worked at MediaCityUK, you will immediately think 'creativity', 'innovation' and 'ambition' and instantly want to employ that person."
Let's hope Jason doesn't have to wait that long for someone to recognise his talents.
"I would like to thank Jason for his contribution to the development of MediaCityUK over the last year" says Sinead Greenaway, chief executive of Peel Media "and I wish him every success for the future."
* For more details on MediaCityUK and Peel Media see here and here...