Advantage Creative

Posted on 14/01/20 Search for Executive Chair

Do you have a passion to help nurture and grow new businesses?

If so, you should know that Advantage Creative is looking for it’s next Executive Chair to join the Board.

Advantage Creative supports the development of innovation, entrepreneurship, and talent within the creative industries. We reinvest all profits from our investments into further activity to support entrepreneurs. To do this successfully we are managed by a small team of Executive Directors together with a Board of voluntary Non-Executive Directors who have an interest in supporting the creative industries.

As the Executive Chair you will utilise your expertise and blend your contacts from the world of Corporate Finance with our existing contacts in the arts, culture and creative industries.

This position will give you the opportunity to play an instrumental role in establishing either: a new Fund to support early stage businesses with seed funding; or a new Angel network that supports early stage businesses through network and skills development and access to seed funding.

For the right person this will be an incredibly rewarding role. You will have the opportunity to make a big impact on the growth and development of our company, and in turn the development and growth of creative startups and early growth companies.

About you…

  • You will have Senior management experience in corporate finance, banking, fund management and/or investment.
  • You will have established contacts in corporate finance and/or investment.
  • You will have the ability to facilitate introductions and broker partnerships between Advantage Creative and potential investment partners.
  • You may have previous experience as a Board of Director or ideally Chair position in a profitable SME with turnover exceeding £5m, or a Senior Management or Director position in a PLC.
  • A keen interest in supporting the development of the creative industries.
  • A genuine interest in supporting owner managers of early stage or early growth creative businesses.

Role commitments…

  • Attendance at quarterly board meetings.
  • Once a month video conferencing with the Executive team.
  • Meetings with the Managing Director.
  • Being accessible for regular calls, emails and meetings relating to fundraising and business development.

For further information please contact our Managing Director, John Holmes, at

Written by John Holmes

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