Haymarket Media Group

Haymarket

Haymarket Media Group is a global media and information company, managing over 70 multi-platform brands including FourFourTwo, Stuff, Clothes Show Live, WhatCar?, Campaign, PRWeek and Third Sector. Haymarket’s content and digital agency, Haymarket Network, crafts compelling brand stories for clients, while the company’s international conferences and events provide brand audiences with the opportunity to engage face-to-face.

Haymarket has a proud 35-year history in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The company employs more than 1,000 staff in the borough, of which 20% live in the surrounding area. Haymarket also has a strong track-record of working with schools, colleges and universities locally and nationally and recently launched the “Haymarket Skills Academy”, an initiative that aims to tackle the current skills shortage and develop the next generation of media talent.

Richmond upon Thames College and Haymarket have recognised the way in which the College’s proposed core curriculum specialisms would benefit from the global media group’s skills and expertise. The company will offer invaluable curriculum support in a number of areas, including creative arts, graphic design, digital technology, media and photography. The group can also support students’ development with structured work experience programmes across a wide range of areas, from editorial to finance and marketing to digital development. Haymarket staff will also be able to provide support to the College’s staff within their specialist area.

The introduction of the Haymarket “tech hub” on the College site will further cement the relationship between Haymarket and the College and also the secondary school in due course. It will enable students at the College to access, through the Haymarket Skills Academy, industry standard technology and work with established professionals who will be on hand to provide “master classes” and help shape curriculum content. The Haymarket “tech hub” will comprise state of the art facilities including digital labs for new technology and product development work, photographic studios, photographic archive, listening rooms for its consumer electronics brands, a gallery where creative, digital and photographic teams can showcase their best work and space for a media incubator.

So what’s in it for Haymarket? The company believes that the perspective of young people will be invaluable to their research and development. The media landscape is constantly shifting and Haymarket believes that this insight is essential to secure a bright and sustainable future. The collaboration will also help ensure that the next generation of talent is equipped with the relevant skills they need to thrive within the industry and achieve long-term success.

For more information about Haymarket Media Group, go to: www.haymarket.com

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