a little bit about me
Caroline Roberts-Cherry established Saffron Cherry TV, now Saffron Cherry Productions, in Manchester to facilitate quality entertainment and factual programming from the North-West for a global stage.
She has produced over 800 hours of television. An RTS and BAFTA award-winning Producer and Grierson award-winning director with over twenty-five years proven track record of winning new business, delivering quality programmes and developing strong relationships with Key Creative Talent. She has a stellar reputation for Diversity and increasing representation on and off screen of tv professionals from ethnic minority backgrounds, promoting opportunities for women and broadening the bandwidth for people with a story to tell.
Previous TV roles include Head of Man Possessed, an ITV quiz label, Diversity and Indies Executive for BBC Television, Commissioner BBC Learning, and Executive Producer BBC Children’s and Entertainment.
Caroline Roberts-Cherry has sat on the Advisory Committee for England at Ofcom. She was the founder and Chair for the Cultural Diversity Network North 2004 – 2007, and Chair Greater Manchester Employer Coalition 2007-2010. Having been a trustee at the Royal Exchange, Manchester for over ten years, she is now a Trustee at The Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres. An ambassador for the women’s charity SmartWorks, she has just recently been appointed Chair of the Pankhurst Trust, incorporating Women’s Aid Manchester.
Manchester-born mother of two boys Caroline is proud to be part of the cohort of women who established Women’s Football at Oxford University; a mean left-back, she played in the first Oxford v Cambridge Women’s Football match (on the winning side!)