Manchester tech space The Sharp Project and neighbouring production facility Space Studios have announced two appointments to their senior team.

Manchester Creative Digital Assets, the new company responsible for managing and developing them, has appointed Rob Page to the post of commercial director from his former position of finance director.

Colin Johnson takes the role of director of screens and facilities.

“We are entering a really exciting phase at both The Sharp Project and Space Studios as we work towards our further expansion and growth,” said Page.

“I am passionate about Manchester and the creative, digital sector, and I am delighted to embark on this new role within the organisation.

“It is great to have Colin on board too; he is an excellent addition to the team at Space Studios.”

Johnson will be responsible for the management and business development of Space Studios and will lead the team as the site enters an exciting new phase for 2018 including a newly opened 30,000 sq ft stage and 60,000 sq ft of support space that will house a range of international television clients.

He said: “I’ve been involved with Space Studios since it was established so it is great to join the team full time.

“With the recent expansion of the site and our continued work with international major production companies such as Tiger Aspect and Big Talk it’s a really exciting time for Space Studios Manchester.”

Manchester Creative Digital Assets Limited is a new company set up to manage, develop and physically expand the assets funded by Manchester City Council to grow the digital, production and creative sectors.

The assets include The Sharp Project, Space Studios Manchester and One Central Park.