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Sky welcomes cut on studio business rates

In today’s [March 6th] Budget announcement, The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has confirmed a 40 per cent relief on business rates for film and TV studios, for a ten-year period. Sky Group CEO, Dana Strong, has welcomed the news, outlining how it provides a stable foundation for the investments of tomorrow in the UK, such as […]

March 6, 2024

Sky’s van Rooyen stepping down

Stephen van Rooyen, Sky UK and Ireland CEO and Group CCO, has announced that he will leave his role at the end of February. Effective immediately, Sky’s UK and Ireland business will report to group CEO Dana Strong. Van Rooyen commented: “I have taken the decision that now is the right time for me to […]

January 22, 2024

Sky Up Digital Hub opens in Isleworth

Sky has opened a Digital Hub at The BridgeLink Community Centre, close to its group headquarters in Isleworth. Located on the Ivybridge Estate, the community centre provides critical services to more than 3,000 residents, including afterschool homework clubs, youth clubs, holiday clubs for local children, coffee mornings, training and consultation programmes. Sky is enhancing these […]

March 28, 2023

New leadership at Sky News

Sky has announced two appointments to a new leadership structure at the Sky News Group organisation. David Rhodes has been appointed Executive Chairman, Sky News Group with overall responsibility for Sky’s news services across EMEA. This pan-European role will focus on the development of a long-term commercial strategy for both Sky News UK and TG24 […]

February 27, 2023

Sky pledges £1m in apprenticeship funding to small businesses

Sky has partnered with the tech start-up Multiverse to gift £1 million of its unspent apprenticeship levy to organisations looking to develop digital, data and technical skills within its workforce. More than £1 billion worth of business apprenticeship levy goes unspent each year. That would be enough to create 115,540 apprenticeships – the equivalent of […]

January 31, 2023

Sky opens Innovation Centre

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP, has officially opened Sky’s new Innovation Centre located on its Osterley campus. Dana Strong, Group CEO, Sky, commented: “I’m delighted to welcome the Secretary of State to open Sky’s new Innovation Centre on our London campus. Sky is part of […]

November 25, 2022

Sky CEO: ‘Technology at our beating heart’

Dana Strong, Sky Group CEO, has declared that technology is “absolutely” at the beating heart of what Sky does. Speaking during the Sky Tech Summit at the operator’s London campus, she said that Sky “sets the bar. It’s the company to measure yourself against in terms of customer experience and innovation and that has been […]

September 7, 2022By Colin Mann

Sky partnership with BEO

Sky has announced a £1 million partnership with newly launched civil rights group, the Black Equity Organisation (BEO), to deliver the Future 100 Growth Fund, backing Black British entrepreneurs to launch and grow their businesses. As BEO’s first official programme partner, Sky will provide funding and support over three years to help overcome the significant […]

June 20, 2022

Sky announces £10m fund to address digital exclusion

Sky has announced a new goal to tackle digital inequality and provide support to a quarter of a million digitally excluded people through a new £10 million (€11.9m) fund. The new programme – Sky Up – aims to support people to succeed in a digital age, ensuring that those who are most at risk of […]

April 11, 2022

Sky donates over £1million to Sir Lewis Hamilton’s Foundation

Sky, Europe’s leading media and entertainment company, is today announcing a two-year partnership with Sir Lewis Hamilton’s charitable foundation, Mission 44, that aims to address the disproportionately high rate of school exclusions among Black students in the UK. The partnership forms part of Sky’s £30 million commitment towards tackling systemic racism and will see Mission […]

January 31, 2022