• Forge

    Forge: Introducing the new creative businesses for edition 3

    We are very pleased to welcome 18 incredible Walthamstow-based freelancers and creative businesses on Forge Edition 3, who have started this business accelerator journey from January until March 2020.
    On this third edition, the majority of professionals operates within the visual arts, photography, digital, fashion and furniture design sectors which all suggests a flourishing creative environment…

  • Forge

    The Forge impact – RichCraft Furniture

    As the second edition of Forge is about to start, we sat down with RichCraft Furniture to hear his thoughts about the programme and whether it has helped him shape a better vision for the future of his business. 

    I participated in the first edition of Forge by Creative United in May and found the whole…

  • Business support

    Forge Edition 1: In Conversation with NADYA VALISH®

    Nadya Valish specialises in bespoke, effective brand strategy and design, employing a human, holistic, detail-focused approach. Collaborating one-on-one with clients to create tailored branding that definitively represents their business to their target audience, they value creativity, simplicity, quality – and know that integrity and collaboration are the starting points.
    We sat down with its director, Nadya Quintanilla, who…

  • Business support

    Forge Edition 1: In conversation with Rich Craft

    RichCraft Furniture is one of the businesses based in the Blackhorse Lane area of Walthamstow taking part in the first edition of Forge.
    Funded by British furniture designer-maker Richard Evans, the brand is an emerging furniture and lighting manufacturing company.
    Richard made his debut by exhibiting at the London Design Fair in September 2018. He is already…

  • Forge

    Forge Edition 1: In conversation with Baby Panda

    Baby Panda is one of the businesses currently taking part in the first edition of Forge, the free business support programme delivered by Creative United to creative businesses in the Blackhorse Lane area in Walthamstow, London.
    Baby Panda are Andrea Sadler and David Duffy. Their first show, Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, was created for Little Angel…

  • Forge

    Forge workshops to be held at Creative Works

    We’re excited that the workshops on the Forge programme are taking place at Creative Works. In this guest blog post, Kate Tattersfield explains how this new co-working space on Blackhorse Lane is welcoming creative businesses and describes how it supports ambitious apprentices.

    The opening of Creative Works on Blackhorse Lane aptly coincides with the Waltham Forest…

  • Business support

    Forge: Making Connections events announced

    The Making Connections events, part of our Forge business support programme, have just been announced.
    Organised by the Waltham Forest Business Network the events are designed to introduce the Blackhorse Lane creative businesses and communities in Waltham Forest to new business and growth opportunities and to allow them to learn more about a specific area of…

  • Business support

    Forge: Launch event

    Forge, our new business support programme with London Borough of Waltham Forest is now open for applications.
    On 4 December 2018, we launched our new business support programme for businesses in the Blackhorse Lane area of Walthamstow, in Waltham Forest. The programme will run for two years, and is open for creative businesses and freelancers in…