Activities → Competence

Posted on 03/11/17
Advantage Creative partners with Wavemaker for #Maker Bootcamp Project Written by John Holmes

Advantage Creative has partnered with Wavemaker, a community maker space in Stoke on Trent, to apply to the Nat West Skills & Opportunities Fund.  If successful, the bid will enable us to run a series of two Maker Boot Camps in 2018, giving 30 young people (aged 16-30) in Staffordshire who are not in employment, education or training the opportunity to start their own maker business.This is one of a handful of projects selected by a panel of experts to go through to a...

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Posted on 18/01/17
What more can we do to grow our creative clusters to futureproof the UK’s status as a creative world leader? Written by John Holmes

I attended the Westminster Media Forum at The Lowry in Salford on Friday 13 January, and a big thank you must go to the event organisers for putting together such an informative and thought-provoking programme with a wide range of excellent speakers. Visitors to Media City cannot fail to be impressed, I am sure, by the very visible signs of the thriving creative economy there. The ambition and vision for the Northern Powerhouse was very adeptly described by Sir...

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Posted on 25/11/16
Innovate 2016 Written by John Holmes

I recently attended the Innovate 2016 conference and exhibition at Manchester Central. The event is organised by Innovate UK and the Department for International Trade in November each year to showcase the very best in UK innovation. It is the “must-do” event each year for UK innovators seeking partnerships, support and funding for R&D, growth and export, and those that have an interest in supporting them. Advantage Creative is constantly seeking out innovative businesses and new partnerships, and Innovate UK...

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Posted on 25/11/16
How do you create a great creative community? Written by John Holmes

ECBN Study Tour 2016 The European Creative Business Network (ECBN) is a not for profit foundation established in 2011 to promote the interests of the cultural creative industries in Europe. It helps creative entrepreneurs to do business and collaborate across Europe. The network has 26 members from 13 EU countries including leading agencies, hubs, centres and intermediaries for the cultural creative industries. Its activities include commissioning and publishing research papers relevant to the support and growth of cultural and creative industries...

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