Business Advice for Creative Enterprises

Creative Northants is a strategic and developmental agency dedicated to the jobs growth and economic prosperity of the cultural and creative industries in the county through a variety of business support initiatives.

In the last 18 months Creative Northants has provided over 1000 hours of one-to-one business support to over 100 creative businesses in the county, delivered by an experienced cultural and creative industries professional.  Supported with investment from the University of Northampton, and funding from Arts Council England, Northamptonshire County Council and Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership, we have provided creative businesses with targeted programmes and training from the early stages of start up to trading and beyond.

Recent research (Creative Sector Skills) identified that organisations that train and invest in professional development are twice as likely to survive as organisations that do not. We hope that you will see the value of investing in your business and professional development and look forward to talking to you about how we can help you and your business to grow.

The organisations below also offer a range of business support services to businesses in the county.

Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP)
NEP offers a straightforward and comprehensive programme of business support services, training opportunities and funding programmes.

University of Northampton Enterprise Club
Open to all, the Enterprise Club offers one to one business advice and mentoring, business skills training, networking with other entrepreneurs and access to funding opportunities.

Northamptonshire Artists in Learning

Network offer training and support to creative practitioners working in learning settings.

Design Factory
Professional development and advocacy for craft and design sectors. Some services are only available to members, who are selected through an annual application process.

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