Forum meets BBC SW head

Jane McCloskey, Head of BBC South West & Dave Linnell, CEO, Cornwall College

More than 50 members of the Senior Executives’ Forum (SEF), hosted by Cornwall College Business (CCB), met at Newquay’s Headland Hotel last week to hear from Jane McCloskey, Head of BBC South West.

McCloskey highlighted the challenges the BBC face both locally and nationally. She discussed the wide range of services the BBC has to offer including television, radio and online and how they continually have to re-invent themselves to keep their audience rating up.

With the current pressures from the back of the recession resulting in budget cuts, she discussed how they operate the BBC as a commercial business to keep cost down without losing their wide range of local community services across the UK.

The SEF is an exclusive high level forum. Members consist of CEOs, MDs, senior managers and business leaders from Cornwall’s top businesses as well as out of county companies with an interest for business within Cornwall.

The Forum meets four times a year to hear from various keynote speakers and to network with fellow business members.

Dave Linnell, Principal of Cornwall College and Chairman of SEF, said: “Cornwall College is delighted to bring together business leaders to discuss strategic issues and opportunities affecting the Cornish economy.”

If you are interested in finding out more about the Senior Executives’ Forum please contact Tracey Johnson on 01726 226677 or email