Channel 4’s Kevin Blacoe appointed as board member for training provider TRC

Glasgow-based training provider TRC has announced the appointment of Kevin Blacoe, Channel 4’s Head of Partnerships & Skills as a new board member.

Kevin leads 4Skills, Channel 4’s commitment to skills, training and development and will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to support TRC’s commitment to developing creative talent across the Nations & Regions.

TRC continues to go from strength to strength, training over 140 delegates from the Nations and Regions in 2023/2024, delivered by experts in the broadcasting, film and VFX sectors.

The past year has marked significant growth for TRC, who offer a slate of professional development programmes for mid and senior level professionals, new entrants traineeships and company training in response to sector demand.

Most recently TRC announced the return of Factual Fast Track Scotland and Northern Ireland, a development programme designed to accelerate the careers of factual producers through paid placements, commissioning insights, training opportunities and leading industry mentors.

To find out more about TRC’s training, visit

Kevin Blacoe, Head of Partnerships & Skills at Channel 4 commented:

“TRC is a fantastic training organisation that has played a leading role in developing talent in the Nations and Regions over many years. I’m proud to be joining their board of Trustees and supporting that work to provide expert training to individuals and businesses in our sector.”

Jane Muirhead, Chair of the TRC Board of Directors and Managing Director of Raise the Roof Productions, commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Kevin onto our board of trustees. TRC is committed to supporting new talent, indies and established professionals in the Nations and Regions and Kevin’s commitment to skills development will be pivotal to the organisation’s continued work.”

Claire Scally, Managing Director of TRC, said:

“Kevin will be a huge asset to the Board of TRC and we look forward to working with him on our continued growth and plans for talent development in the Nations and Regions.

To learn more about TRC and its training and development programmes please visit


  • TRC is one of the UK’s leading training providers for Broadcast and Digital. TRC is a registered charity based in Glasgow, funded by Screen Scotland, BBC Nations and Regions and Channel 4.
  • Press contact: Claudia Detomaso, Marketing Executive at TRC
  • Kevin Blacoe will join the existing TRC board which includes:
    • Jane Muirhead – Managing Director, Raise the Roof Productions
    • Norma Wisnevitz – Chief Operating Officer, True North
    • Jane Kelly – Creative Director, Big Mountain
    • Kieran Doherty – CEO and Co-founder, Stellify Media
    • Nia Thomas – Managing Director, Boom Cymru
    • Andrew Chitty – Creative Economy Champion, Arts and Humanities Research Council
    • Dawn Beresford, Director of Talent, Commissioning at BBC
    • Muslim Alim, Commissioning Editor at BBC