Supporting Creative Businesses in the Solent

New initiative to support the Solent’s creative enterprises

Join Creative Network South and Creative Industry Finance at the University of Portsmouth to celebrate the launch of an exciting new initiative offering free business support and access to finance for creative and cultural enterprises who are looking to scale up and grow.

On the day you can expect to:

  • Find out more about the Creative Network South initiative
  • Meet the Creative Industry Finance team and discover how the initiative can support your business
  • Take a tour of the cutting edge facilities at the Faculty for Creative and Cultural Industries within the University led by their Associate Dean Simon Brookes.
  • Talk and network with Creative Industry Finance business advisors

Event details:

18:00 – Registrations

18:30 – Welcome (Stewart Dunn, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce)

18:35 – Arts Council England (Phil Gibby)

18:40 – TBC

18:50 – Where Creative Industries and Business Meet (Laura Doye, Creative Producer – University of Portsmouth and New Theatre Royal)

19:00 – Introduction to the Creative Industry Finance programme

19:20 – Meet the advisors with networking and the option of a tour of the faculty’s facilities

Refreshments provided throughout

About Creative Industry Finance

Creative Industry Finance is led and managed by Creative United, with funding from Arts Council England. The programme is designed to support creative and cultural businesses across England to become self-sufficient and achieve their ambitions.

Since launching across England in 2014, the programme has supported over 200 creative and cultural enterprises to scale up by delivering free 1-to-1 business advice and finance guidance; so far 20 of these supported business have accessed finance totaling nearly £350,000 from the programme’s Lending Partners.

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