His role centres on delivering the company’s growth plans, including opening new studios outside London

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BBC Studioworks has appointed Jon Noakes as commercial director to deliver the company’s ambitious growth plans, including opening new studios outside London.

Noakes has previously worked with BBC Studioworks as a consultant and will now report into the company’s CEO Andrew Moultrie.

His role is focused on growing the business by delivering new revenue streams and working closely with producers. He will also be responsible for both the sales and communications teams at BBC Studioworks.

Noakes’ CV includes roles as commercial director and then managing director of Go Ape, and 11 years in senior strategy and business development roles for BBC Worldwide.

Andrew Moultrie, CEO, BBC Studioworks, said: “Jon has a brilliant mind, is a proven performer and has a real ‘can do’ attitude. 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.”

Noakes added: “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.”