The North-South Divide

As part of Manchester's Circuit Series, NOISE CEO Denise Proctor is invited to join the debate panel to discuss 'the north-south design divide'

  • Type
    Debate
  • Date
    25 March, 2008
  • Location
    Circle Club, Manchester

As part of Manchester's Circuit Series, NOISE CEO Denise Proctor is invited to join the debate panel to discuss 'the north-south design divide'.

In 2008 the BBC's Media City move was just a twinkle in Salford’s eye; the same year also saw Liverpool's new status as European Capital of Culture. With this, the age old question of the North-South divide crops up once more. 

But is geographic location relevant to the creative industries? Is there an advantage to being in the south when it comes to business and employment opportunities? Does the output from London and northern creative agencies differ? As a client, where do you get the better deal?

Denise is joined by the Managing Director of And Partners Andrew Brown, the Managing Director of True North Martin Carr, and Nikki Gillion, Freelance Fashion Buyer and founder of the Manchester Fashion Network. 

The debate is recorded as part of a documentary on the subject.

The region’s landscape has changed once more, over 5 years later – maybe the next debate should be whether the opportunities actually increased for the north’s Creative Talent, and are we still experiencing a London Brain Drain?

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