Media City

Your business growth is at the heart of everything we do.

The Landing gives digital SMEs and micro-businesses a place to work alongside large media and technology organisations, allowing them to be part of and benefit from the exciting and rapidly growing community at MediaCityUK.

Spanning seven floors, we combine all cross-sections of the digital creative industry to create a unique environment where SMEs can thrive. From digital workflow, post production and interactive media labs to meeting, working and social spaces, we offer everything under one roof.

The Team

  • Jon Corner


    Entrepreneur, thought-leader and business strategist, Jon set up The Landing in 2013 and ensures its alignment to industrial strategy, next-generation enterprise and regional social impact.

    Paul Billington

    Managing Director

    Paul’s responsible for delivery of The Landing’s very ambitious 10-year plan.  If you can’t find Paul in the office, you’ll probably find him promoting The Landing’s amazing work across the UK and abroad!

    Email me about: Partnerships

    James Summerton

    Business Development Manager

    James handles any enquiries about partnerships, workspace, events and other collaborations with The Landing.

    Email me about: Partnerships, Workspace, Hosting Events, UX Labs

    Darren O’Brien

    Ecosystem Manager

    Darren is our in-house Barclays manager. Darren looks after all the people coming in and out of the Eagle Labs and puts on events for SMEs and young people to find out more about digital making.

    Email me about: Business Advice, Hosting Events, Eagle Labs, Finance

    Holly Lindon

    Marketing Assistant

    Holly runs The Landing’s social media and shares what we (and our tenants) are getting up to through our various marketing channels. Keep her posted on anything you want us to shout about – news, events or jobs.

    Email me about: Social Media, Email Newsletter

    Janette Elliott

    Operations and Facilities Officer

    As Operations & Facilities Officer at The Landing, Janette provides support to the management team and acts as the first point of contact for all enquiries. She helps to deliver exceptional service to our partners, clients and tenants.

    Email me about: Building Issues, Booking Meeting Rooms

  • Mark Williamson

    Head of Technical Services

    Mark handles all technical infrastructure in the business and makes sure members have the connectivity they need.

    Mark also looks after our Space Labs UX Testing and Market Research facility.

    Email me about: UX Labs, Technical Issues

    James Medd

    Lab Technician

    James is a creative engineer, bringing projects to life with all sorts of tools in our Eagle Lab.  Pop up to our 4th floor to chat about ideas with James or come to one of our drop in events.

    Email me about: Eagle Labs, Making Projects

    Chris Stephens

    Business & Community Manager

    Chris looks after all our members, from first visit to keeping everyone happy with fantastic events and service. Chris also monitors the growth of our businesses through regular check-ins.

    Email me about: Incubator Programmes, Workspace

    Anna Kuczyk

    Executive Assistant to Jon Corner

    Anna looks after, plans and manages Jon’s ever increasing and demanding schedule.  You can find her in the #Digital Salford office on the 4th floor.

    Email me about: Digital Salford, CDO Salford

    Joe Appleby

    IT Officer

    Joe is our technical infrastructure whizz. You’ll find Joe managing the Space Labs or helping members with connectivity.

    Email me about: UX Labs, Technical Issues

    Emma Gray

    Marketing Manager

    Emma manages marketing for The Landing’s ERDF-funded programme of events and workshops for tech startups in Greater Manchester. Keep her posted on anything you want to share – news, events or stories.

    Email me about: Social Media, Email Newsletter

  • Ann-Marie Morris

    Accounts Assistant

    Ann-Marie looks after our accounts for rents, room and lab hire. Go to Ann-Marie with any queries about invoices or payments.

    Email me about: Finance

    Kelly Byrne

    Financial Controller

    Kelly is responsible for all areas of financial reporting and business management and works closely with the wider team, as well as driving growth in the resident startups.

    Email me about: Finance