On Tuesday 22 September we launched a series of events that in partnership with Bristol Media to help you ‘Build Your Business’. Bristol Media is an industry-led, membership organisation who facilitate collaboration and growth through projects and events for creative and cultural people and businesses in the southwest region. The event was hosted at the Zone, a newly opened creative space.
The first half of the evening kicked off with an introduction from Paul Appleby, Chair of Bristol Media, on the importance of the creative sector in the region and what Bristol Media is doing to help businesses there flourish. Then we heard from an independent consultant and coach Ellen O’Hara who spoke on our behalf giving an overview of the Creative Industry Finance programme and the support available for creative and cultural businesses. Next up was from Ben Heald, CEO of Sift a Bristol-based design agency, sharing his experiences as a company founder, and on raising investment. Finally, Olly Mochizuki on the funding and finance opportunities available through FundSurfer.
In the second half of the evening, participants were given the chance to network with each other and the speakers. They also signed up for a 15 minute 121 taster session with one of our Business Advisors.
If you missed out on the event, fear not! We’ll be holding a number of FREE Build Your Business events, right across the country: