BBC Studioworks has appointed Jon Noakes as Commercial Director to deliver the company’s growth plans, in particular opening new studios outside London and expanding its partnerships.
Noakes joins on 1 December having recently worked with BBC Studioworks on a consultancy basis. He will report into BBC Studioworks’ CEO, Andrew Moultrie. He will head up BBC Studioworks’ newly created Commercial division and be responsible for both the Sales and Communications teams.
Prior to launching his own consultancy, Noakes was Commercial Director and then Managing Director of Go Ape and also spent 11 years in senior strategy and business development roles for BBC Worldwide.
“Jon has a brilliant mind, is a proven performer and has a real ‘can do’ attitude” said Andrew Moultrie, CEO, BBC Studioworks. “He is the perfect leader to shape our newly created commercial division, drive our commerciality, and advance our business in response to the growing industry demand for studio space.”
Commenting on his appointment, Jon said: “The business has a real opportunity to grow, and the strong foundations of talented people and exceptional service required to achieve it. I look forward to expanding Studioworks’ footprint and working in closer collaboration with our existing and future partners to understand how we can help meet their long-term and short-term needs.”