Last Day at the BBC
So today is my last day at the BBC. I joined Auntie with a three month contract in January 2000. It was Greg Dyke’s first day too. I like to think that I taught him everything he knew during his stint there. Somehow I managed to last eleven and a half years before saying goodbye.
During that time I’ve had the great fortune to work with some utterly amazing and wonderful people, especially in the red button team where I’ve spent the last eight years. It might sound a cliché, but it’s true to say that the people I’ve worked have been amazing and I really will miss those that I’m saying goodbye to. Mix the people and the range of projects I’ve done, and you find a reason why I’ve stayed there just so long.
It’s the departmental move to Salford that’s the reason for saying goodbye. Being a Northerner, many people thought I’d leap at the chance to return to my homeland, but as I usually reply when asked, “Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt.”
What the future holds is a good question. I’ve decided to take some time off over summer and have a break whilst I have the opportunity.
Come the autumn, I’ll be scouring the job pages of the local newspapers, seeing what’s out there and looking for something new. So if you’re going to be looking for an product manager/expert with a wealth of IPTV and broadcast experience, well maybe we should talk? (Once I’ve got back from holiday anyway!)