Creative Warwickshire Project is one of the three projects under the Inclusive Enterprise Programme aimed at creative and digital freelancers and businesses who have ambitions to grow their businesses, develop new markets and enhance their business skills.
We have now successfully run 2 cohorts – assisting 30 businesses based in Warwickshire in the creative and digital sectors through intensive training days, 1-2-1 diagnostic sessions, workshops, masterclasses and networking events.
This allowed the businesses time to create their action plans, attend specifically tailored training including Vision and Mission, Horizon Setting, Planning for Growth, Confidence Building, Networks, Personal brand, Finance and raising investment, Negotiation skills, Stakeholder and Investor Management, plus peer support from other participants on the course.
Following the demise of publicly-funded specialist business support there is no agency offering a needs-led, ‘transformational’ business service to this sector and as Leamington Spa has been identified as one of the top 20 Creative Clusters in the UK (‘The Geography of Creativity’, NESTA/Creative England, 2016), we are proud to have this opportunity to contribute to the continuing development of the sub-region as a powerhouse of national activity.
Our next project to be launched to assist the creative and digital sector is …check out the details here.