Five Guys a Week indie, Label1 is expanding its senior team.

Label1 founders Lorraine Charker-Phillips and Simon Dickson will take on the roles of Joint CEOs, whilst Jo Taylor is promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

Alex Burke has been promoted to Head of Development and the company is also increasing the size of its development team to grow its output in both documentaries and factual entertainment.  Burke joined Label1 as Senior Development Producer in 2019 from Studio Lambert where she was part of the team that created BBC Two’s Race Across The World. Since her arrival, Label1 has expanded its factual slate with the commissions of ITV’s Manchester Bomber: Fifth Anniversary and Channel 4’s Class of 2021(w/t), as well as a recommission of its globally successful non-scripted dating format, Channel 4’s Five Guys a Week.

Reporting directly to Joint CEOs Lorraine Charker-Phillips and Simon Dickson, Burke will oversee the company’s development pipeline and growth in the non-scripted arena, focusing on both the terrestrial and SVOD market.

The company has produced seven series of RTS-winning documentary series Hospital, the latest of which concluded its run last month. Label1’s work also includes two series of Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Adventures, overseen by Merle Currie who is Label1s development Exec producer and SP, critically lauded documentary series School, Richard & Judy: Keep Reading & Carry On and the Dara O’Briain quiz show Family Brain Games.

The company’s upcoming projects include two-part documentary Manchester Bombing: Fifth Anniversary (w/t) for ITV, marking the five year anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack, and four-part Channel 4 series Class of 2021 (w/t), which combines access to a secondary school in the West Midlands with user-generated footage.

Lorraine Charker-Phillips said: “Alex is an exceptional talent who constantly impresses us with her high quality of work and her ability to lead us into new creative spaces”

Simon Dickson said: “Jo is just the wisest partner you could possibly have.  With us from the very start of Label1, her promotion to COO reflects the cool, calm way in which she has steered us through the choppy Covid-y waters of the last eighteen months”.

Jon Creamer

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