- Organisation: Public Sector
- Sectors: Creative Industries, Digital, Arts
Working within a consulting partnership commissioned by a Local Authority, we were engaged to deliver a placed-based business development service focused on building a network of creative businesses to access funding and support opportunities.
This initiative was part of a local capacity building programme for the sector, funded by the UK Government, which included the development of a sector business hub and wider programme of investment in events and activities.
The partnership developed a brand along with a dedicated website and digital assets. Our role was to identify and engage participants in the network, facilitate events and online workshops, and signpost to available support and funding.
Over a 24-month period from launch, we successfully engaged and supported over 120 businesses, the majority of which were unknown beforehand and outperforming our end-client’s KPIs. In addition we delivered 30+ in person and online events enabling collaboration and business development.
At the end of the programme the network was transferred to the Local Authority and continues to thrive whilst being incorporated into a wider programme of sector activities.