Case Study: BBC North

Founded in 1922, the BBC is the world’s largest public broadcasting organisation. The BBC’s northern region, based at MediaCityUK in Salford, Manchester, employs 2,700 people across 26 departments, including BBC Breakfast, BBC Sport and BBC Radio 5 Live.

The BBC’s MediaCityUK facilities are managed by Interserve, the BBC’s national facilities management partner. Interserve supports the site with a variety of workplace services, including cleaning, maintenance, mechanical and electrical, signage and waste management.

The BBC’s northern region have been using Ricoh machines in their print room for more than 10 years and when Interserve became the BBC’s FM partner, management of the contract passed to Interserve.

“It is a 24-hour site and it is our job to ensure that the BBC has everything it needs to broadcast. From a print perspective that includes anything from scripts to signage.” Patrick Slevin, Regional Operations Manager, Interserve

The BBC makes use of Ricoh’s latest high speed digital production technology to produce colour and black-and-white print of exceptional quality. Intuitive web-to-print utilities simplify job submissions and ensure that costs are accurately pre-estimated and billed to the right department.


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