Elstree announcement "fantastic for local jobs"

Published: 03 Dec 2019

Following Sky’s announcement that it intends to invest in building a new TV and film studio at Elstree, Mark Kemp, Hertfordshire County Council’s Director of Environment and Infrastructure, said:

“We welcome this announcement from Sky, which is a clear sign of Hertfordshire’s continued attractiveness and status as home to the UK’s world-class creative media industry. Elstree has long been, and continues to be, a world-renowned name in film and television, so this is fantastic news for local people and local jobs.

“This announcement reflects the growth ambitions in Hertfordshire where we are committed to delivering 100,000 jobs by 2031, including high quality local jobs that are crucial to achieving sustainable growth.

“We have some important national leading businesses in Hertfordshire which help contribute £37.5billion a year to the UK economy, a significant net contribution to UK Plc and we are working hard to make sure the county becomes even more attractive for business. This decision confirms the importance of our creative and film industry sector to the UK as a whole.”