The success of indies across the UK is vital to stimulating investment and job opportunities, and ensuring that the content we produce is as diverse as our audiences.

Indies that are based in the nations and regions (N&Rs) make up almost 40% of our membership and we have a range of resources and support available to them, as well as a dedicated office in Leeds.

Image from The Cry, made by Pact Member Synchronicity Films.


We also lobby Government, regulators and screen agencies, and negotiate with the broadcasters, on key issues which impact our N&Rs Members, such as the N&Rs quotas and Ofcom’s N&Rs qualifying criteria. We are also involved in industry-wide initiatives to ensure that producers across the UK can access local talent for their productions and the business support they need.
 

Nations & Regions latest news
  • 5 reasons to register for Congress with Pact

    Pact is partnering with the World Congress of Science & Factual Producers again to organise a virtual UK pavilion made up of UK indies. Here are 5 reasons why you should register through us, including a 20% discount...

    19/10/2021

  • Catch-up: Content Without Borders

    If you missed any sessions during our Content Without Borders symposium in September you can now catch up with a selection of them available on-demand, via the Pact Growth Accelerator...

    06/10/2021

  • BBC to spend at least £25m across the North East in new partnership

    Investment is part of deal with local authorities in the North East, who will work with the BBC and with independent producers, to invest in talent, skills, and infrastructure to support the production industry in the region...

    23/09/2021

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Meet your Pact Council National Representatives

Gwenda Carnie COO Cardiff Productions Ltd, Television Business Affairs Advisor & National Representative for Wales

COO Cardiff Productions Ltd, Television Business Affairs Advisor & Pact National Representative for Wales

Jane Kelly Co-CEO, Big Mountain Productions & National Representative for Northern Ireland

Jane co-founded Big Mountain Productions and leads creative and strategy across both companies in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland with partnerships and teams in LA and Brighton.

Jane Muirhead Managing Director, Raise the Roof Productions & Vice Chair, Pact Council

Jane co-founded Glasgow based Raise the Roof in 2010 and as MD oversees all operations and the strategic direction of the company.

Contact our Nations & Regions Team

Dawn McCarthy-Simpson MBE Managing Director of Business Development & Global Strategy

Dawn is responsible for developing opportunities for international, IP exploitation and markets.

Nick Shearman Nations & Regions Production Development Consultant

Nick has been based in Bristol for most of his 35-year career in TV production.

Jules Robinson Nations & Regions Business Development Consultant

Jules has spent his career in the media industry, over 25 years, working for leading media companies in business development and commercial roles.

Hannah Grencis Nations & Regions Development and Events Co-ordinator

Hannah is Pact’s Nations & Regions Development and Events Co-ordinator and is currently the main point of contact for upcoming events and opportunities in the Nations & Regions.

Susie Heron-Halliday Policy Executive

Susie provides administrative support to the Policy and Communications team.

Visit our office in Leeds

Address
Round Foundry Media Centre,
Foundry Street,
Leeds,
LS11 5QP
Switchboard: 0113 394 4588

How to find our Leeds Office

Please note: Our office in Leeds is currently closed due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, but all Pact staff continue to work remotely.

When our Leeds office is open, Pact Members are welcome to hot desk and/or book a meeting room.

More resources for Pact Members in the Nations & Regions...