iCCi partnership with Create South East

The Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries at the University of Kent announces partnership with Create South East.

Creative businesses in the South East are getting support to grow their businesses!

Ambitious creative business owners in Essex, Kent and Sussex can now benefit from a special programme of support designed to help them prepare for future financial investment and help them to scale and grow their businesses.

Following funding from the UK Government last year, the Create South East Investment Readiness Programme is being launched to provide support for high-growth potential businesses in the creative industries through the development of the knowledge and skills needed to access investment.

The programme starts this Spring and runs to 2025.

“Our region is full of incredible creative talent. Create South East is here to bring our
collective expertise and experience, so whether you work in architecture, design, fashion,
films, games, performance or tv, let’s take your ambitions a step closer to being a business
reality.” Angels@Essex, Creative UK, Screen South, Wired Sussex – proud delivery partners of Create South East

Business owners can benefit from 1-2-1 expert mentoring to help address challenges, explore opportunities and develop new networks.

There will also be tailored workshops covering business foundations and discipline or sub sector- specific challenges, along with the opportunity to meet and pitch for investment as part of the national Create Growth Programme

Create South East is a consortium of businesses, agencies and local government bodies who have come together to work with national statutory agencies to deliver the South East part of the national Create Growth Programme.

• Does your business have creativity at its heart? (eg: design, fashion, architecture, fi lm, broadcast, createch, gaming, immersive, publishing, music, theatre, art, heritage, craft, media).

• Are you operating in Kent, Essex or Sussex?

• Are you ready to take the next big step on your journey to grow your business?

Create South East is designed to help creative businesses like yours.

The programme will support you to develop the skills to secure investment so that you can achieve your ambitions for
your company to grow. It is tailored to the needs of different creative disciplines, their respective markets, governance and distribution models.

Head to the website and fill out an Expression of Interest form.