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Create Growth Programme

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Create Growth is an exciting initiative designed to empower creative businesses in the Greater Manchester region to realise their full growth potential and gain investment to take their business to the next level. 

 

With a buzzing community of creative businesses, the Greater Manchester region boasts one of the country’s leading creative forces and contributes an estimated gross value added (GVA) revenue impact of £1.4bn to the UK economy from culture and creative industries.

The Create Growth Programme is fully funded by the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and has been created to further develop what is already a thriving industry, helping creative organisations based in the Greater Manchester region attract investment to grow their business sustainably. Create Growth is open to a variety of Greater Manchester region businesses operating in the creative industry, including but not limited to; gaming, film, music, publishing, art and design.

Following on from a successful pilot, the Create Growth Programme is fully funded by the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and has been created to further develop what is already a thriving industry, helping creative organisations based in the Greater Manchester region attract investment to grow their business sustainably.

Create Growth is open to a variety of Greater Manchester region businesses operating in the creative industry, including, but not limited to:

  • Gaming
  • Film
  • Performing arts
  • Music
  • Publishing
  • Art and design

Businesses will participate in an in-depth two-day cohort programme, designed to improve the leadership of creative scale-ups, so that they are better placed to become investment ready. Programme participants will also have the opportunity to attend follow on coaching sessions and masterclasses on a variety of specialist topics.

They will also have access to a dedicated one-to-one business advisor, alongside the peer-to-peer elements of the programme.


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With Special Thanks to our Funding Partners