The team in East Anglia know the value of providing bespoke support for businesses, particularly in the Creative Industries. The East Anglia region is being led by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and encompasses Cambridge, Peterborough, Norfolk and Suffolk.
The team had a good idea of the types of businesses in the region prior to the launch of the programme, but are pleasantly surprised by the range and variety of companies who have applied. The East Midlands region is being led by Leicester City Council and encompasses Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland.
The home of Media City, a thriving music scene, and the newest city of culture, Stockport, Greater Manchester is a diverse hub of creativity. The Greater Manchester region is being led by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and encompasses Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Salford, Oldham, Trafford, Manchester, Tameside and Stockport.
The team has invested heavily in the culture, creative and tourism sectors, running multiple programmes across different areas. The North East England region is being led by the North of Tyne Combined Authority and delivered in partnership with Creative UK. It encompasses North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham, Northumberland and Newcastle.
Creative business owners across Essex, Kent and Sussex will benefit from a special programme of support, helping them prepare for investment and grow their business. The South East region is being led by Kent County Council and encompasses Essex, East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, Medway, Brighton and Hove, Southend on Sea and Thurrock.
South West - Cornwall
As a small region, Cornwall can provide a very bespoke offer and get to know businesses personally. Part of the South West region, Cornwall also includes the Isles of Scilly. Here, the Create Growth Programme is being led by Creative UK, in partnership with Screen Cornwall and Falmouth University, as well as Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP.
South West - West of England
The team are looking for creative businesses who are exploring growth opportunities, such as reaching new customers, developing or taking a product or service to market, and expanding to new markets. Part of the South West region, the West of England is being led by the West of England Combined Authority. It encompasses Bristol, Bath, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.