We are delighted to announce the fourth and final edition of the Forge business support programme, as we welcome 18, fantastic creative businesses to the Forge community.

Forge is a business support programme designed for freelancers, artists, makers, designers, producers, creative micro-enterprises and SMEs in the Blackhorse Lane Creative Enterprise Zone in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

Each of the participants will take part in 12 hours of free support through tailored workshops, 1:1 advice and coaching, and events enabling networking, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and making new contacts.

The ongoing situation with COVID-19 sets a unique backdrop for the fourth and final edition of Forge, as our 18 participants seek to navigate a series of unprecedented challenges to creative businesses.

In response, we have moved our programme of workshops online, along with our 1:1s, networking sessions and our special Making Connections events. We will also be sharing guidance, resources and stories from across the community regularly via our Creative United channels.
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So, who is on board for Edition 4? From jewellery design, to trend forecasting, and our very first hair design studio, #MeetTheForgers below.

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