For the third year running, True North has won a place in the coveted Broadcast Best Places to Work in TV survey.
The indie – which employs 150 people across bases in Leeds and Salford – is the biggest non-scripted production company in the North of England, creating around 200 hours of content a year, including shows like Teen Mom UK, The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes, The Pets Factor and A New Life in the Sun.
The annual survey recognises and honours the best employers in TV and is based on a survey of the company’s employees and freelancers as well as an evaluation of the company’s policies, working practices, philosophy, systems and demographics.
True North Co-Founder and Creative Director, Jess Fowle, said: “We are over the moon that all our wonderful colleagues at True North have supported us – again – in recognising True North as a very special place to make TV.
“With the industry’s growing recognition of out-of-London programme-making, we know that we are in a particularly competitive market in terms of retaining the very best talent. So we’re more determined than ever to keep up True North’s reputation as one of the most friendly, supportive, creative and fun content creation businesses in the UK’.
Julie Heselgrave – True North’s Financial Controller and the longest-serving member of staff said: “Whilst True North has experienced phenomenal growth, it has managed to retain the same core values that first attracted me to the company.
“It’s a super-friendly, positive & inclusive place to work. We regularly welcome back familiar faces which provides continuity within the company, which in turn fosters a great learning environment for our newest team members.
People like logger Laura Hayward, who is one of True North’s newest team members: “In just a few months at True North I’ve grown in confidence, learned loads and made some life-long friends.
“Being part of a team who make some fantastic TV shows, with fun office perks like themed drinks trolleys, social events and Pizza Friday makes it even better!” she said.
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