The Mob announces plans to swap Leeds for Manchester

Production company The Mob has revealed to The Drum that it will move its northern headquarters across the Pennines from Leeds to Manchester this summer.

The Mob North is currently based in Leeds, and while that office is set to remain open to service existing clients in the area, from July the bulk of its operations will run out of a new, flagship Manchester base. The firm will operate out of the Triangle in the city centre. John Brocklehurst, managing director of The Mob, explained: “We have clients in Manchester and we do a lot of our shooting there so it’s something we’ve looked at for a while. “It just feels like the right time to make the move. You’ve only got to look at how much attention there’s going to be on the place when the BBC move up and we’ll have a head start on that.” Brocklehurst suggested the Triangle will only provide a temporary home while the business looks to purchase a permanent Manchester residence. He also revealed the move should see further staff growth within the business. One other potential area of expansion for the business could see some of its currently London-based drama production work moved up to complement its northern commercial arm.

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