10th May 2006




ITV Yorkshire are to hold a celebration event to mark their arrival in Sparkhouse Studios, the University of Lincoln’s creative industries incubation centre.


ITV Yorkshire moved its news-gathering team into the centre in February.


Its new office is now the base for the reporting team which covers the Lincolnshire area for the daily regional news magazine programme ‘Calendar’.


David Croft, Managing Director of ITV Yorkshire, and Dr Frances Mannsåker, Pro Vice Chancellor of the university, will be at the event from 12 noon on Friday (12th May) at Sparkhouse Studios.


They will each give a short address to an audience of around 40 guests at 1pm and those attending will also be able to tour Sparkhouse Studios.


The business incubation centre opened on Lincoln’s Ropewalk in 2003 to provide office space and support for creative and media business start-ups.


Commenting on ITV Yorkshire’s new base in Lincoln, Mr Croft said: “I am very pleased that we have found these excellent new facilities in Lincoln which suit the needs of a modern newsgathering organisation.


“ITV Yorkshire is pleased to be part of a growing digital media cluster based in the creative environment of Sparkhouse Studios.


“Our ’Calendar’ team is committed to covering stories from right across Lincolnshire and new technology is helping to bring viewers news of what’s happening in their area ever more quickly.”


ITV Yorkshire’s new Lincoln office can be contacted on 01522 837235.


Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend the event from 12 noon until 2pm on Friday 12th May.


For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

Visit our news web pages:      www.lincoln.ac.uk/news/latestnews.htm