“Creative Warwickshire”, part of the Inclusive Enterprise Programme, is excited to announce that applications are now open for the next cohort for the unique and innovative Creative Warwickshire, a business support programme for Warwickshire-based creative and digital businesses.

Successful businesses will have access to an intensive programme of specialised training, personal mentoring diagnostic sessions, workshops, seminars, inspirational guest speakers and networking opportunities. If you run a business of a digital or creative nature based in Warwickshire and you are looking for ways to grow, then the “Creative Warwickshire” will give you the boost you need.

“This is a timely programme to help catalyse the growth of the creative sector in Warwickshire and it’s been exciting to be involved in helping our 1st cohort grow their businesses, grasp new market opportunities and take their business skills to the next level,” says Sheridan Sulskis, Project Manager for the Inclusive Enterprise Programme, “and to welcome in the New Year, we have opened up applications for the next group to be involved in this programme.”

“Creative Warwickshire” is the latest initiative delivered through the partnership between Coventry and Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust (CWRT) and the Women’s Economy (WE). The Programme is one of the two projects under the Inclusive Enterprise Programme, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and part of the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme. The project is being managed by Warwickshire County Council.

The programme has been developed because we understand the growing need of specialised support for all business across the digital and creative sector – web developers, photographers, filmmakers, game developers, designers, artists and more, all need the help now, especially with the region being identified as one of the top 20 Creative Clusters in the UK according to ‘The Geography of Creativity’, NESTA/Creative England, 2016. It is the perfect time to be growing your original, contemporary business in Warwickshire and we believe we are the right programme to support you.

Creative Warwickshire is for all creative and digital companies based in the county and we particularly welcome applicants from groups who are under-represented in the sector, such as women, ethnic minority businesses, entrepreneurs with disabilities or older participants.

For full information and applications, check out www.inclusive-enterprise.co.uk/creative-warwickshire/

Creative Warwickshire is eager to welcome your creativity on board!