Creative Scale-Up is an exciting new 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 Creative Scale-Up 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.
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The exclusive programme is open to Greater Manchester businesses in the creative industry, including but not limited to; gaming, ﬁlm, music, publishing, art and design. It’s ideal for businesses from across the creative sector who want to realise their ambition, step up and attract investment.
"The Creative Scale-up Programme is built for businesses that want to fully realise their potential and secure the investment needed to take the next step on their growth journey. Manchester is home to a wealth of creative talent and the programme will arm these creative businesses with all the tools needed to grow, develop and secure investment."
- Sarah Novotny, Digital, Creative and Tech Lead at the GC Business Growth Hub