Creative Batch developing new business networks

Dan Cahill, owner of Creative Batch graphic design agency in Stockport, has been working with the Hub Growth Startup team and has established a virtual networking environment for other Stockport businesses.

Founded in August 2013, Stockport based Creative Batch is a graphic design agency that has worked with clients in a range of sectors including travel, health, education, coaching, software and retail.

Owner Dan Cahill met with the Business Growth Hub in November 2013 and was keen to improve his wider business knowledge, develop the company’s client base and make more of local networking opportunities.

Dan worked with our Growth Startup advisors who were able to help him to redevelop his website to appeal more to his target clients. He also received business mentoring from our Growth Mentoring service and has developed his networking circle, including presenting at the Hub’s startup business networking event.

Dan says: “Being able to present at the Hub’s event really upped the profile of Creative Batch and gave us a platform to present our ideas and way of working. We met organisations that were just starting up and were in touch with many of them after the event to discuss how we could help them with their design needs. It was great in terms of generating a new network of business contacts for us and for helping us secure new contracts.”

Dan also established #StockportHour, a virtual networking environment that takes place on Twitter once a week and is an opportunity for local businesses to meet and engage. As a result of developing #StockportHour Dan has developed a large number of new business relationships and has now developed the concept into a live quarterly event. Creative Batch is also looking to develop a #StockportHour website where members can advertise and promote what they do and share information.

To find out more about the support available through the Business Growth Hub, contact the team on 0161 359 3050 or email

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