Five more businesses gain support from Creative Futures – meet our new cohort below
We are incredibly proud to welcome our next cohort of early-stage and start-ups in to the business community at 1 Mill Street in Leamington Spa. Not only will they develop entrepreneurial skills, explore new markets and make vital connections but they will all launch new services and products over the coming months.
Since launching in November 2020, Creative Futures have supported a total of 20 businesses and worked to celebrate the strength and diversity of the region’s creative industries, from computer games developers to television production companies, digital media agencies to immersive content producers. Through our regional partnerships, we help harness the wealth of opportunities and referrals both inside and beyond the University of Warwick.
Creative Futures Incubator – Cohort 4
GetMe is a brand-new platform created to support our busy lives! Led by Darren Rees and Camillus Hamill, the vision is to become the UK’s leading provider of home and mobile services – a one stop shop to a wide range of micro-businesses from Barbers, Beauticians, Plumbers to Pest control and everything in between. Currently in development, this gateway to rated and reviewed tradespeople and service providers who are often hard to find will launch later in 2022. www.twitter.com/GetMe_UK
Positive Outlook Clothing is a purpose-driven clothing brand, specialising in sustainable and ethical products across the e-commerce and physical retail space. Along with their progressive approach to product production and company practices, Harvey Broadbent and Ben Oliver’s passion is to support local people and organisations across their community. The team are now focusing on developing and growing several community outreach channels this year, including their self-help and charity podcast, The Give Back Pod. https://positiveoutlookclothing.com
Press Record Films is the home of Writer, Director and Producer Jack Norris. For 10 years, Press Record Films have been producing story-driven films for the world’s largest broadcasters, social media publishers, businesses, educators, charities and production companies. Sky Arts have commissioned Jack’s next project Irish, Blacks & Dogs, which will be broadcast in 2022. www.pressrecord.co.uk/
Ruth Coalson is an independent consultant and executive producer in the immersive, Fulldome, VR, AR and creative sector. Ruth has over 25 years’ experience and works as a business development director helping companies enter and scale into new markets. She is a dedicated advocate for large format film and new video entertainment and has recently co-developed a VR production tool, Festoon, which streamlines the production process for creators to maximise the potential of Fulldome and immersive experiences. www.ruthcoalson.com
SIC are a social enterprise that is transforming the world of work for disabled and chronically ill professionals. Rachael Mole and Alice Hargreaves provide mentorship, traineeships, and careers content for the community they serve and work with the businesses who want to hire this talent to create a more inclusive working environment. Their Business Centre launches this year, and the team are working to build their own accreditation for employers, the SIC TIC, which will be available by the end of 2022.
“We are passionate about creating a diverse talent pipeline which responds to skills gaps within the creative sector, increasing the opportunities for students, graduates and local business. Our work focuses on knowledge exchange, business engagement, employability and talent, drawing on the University of Warwick’s excellence in education and research.”
Clare Green | Creative & Digital Communities Manager, Innovation Group.
If you’re running a creative or digital business, or just starting out, click below for free business support: https://warwickinnovationdistrict.com/creative-futures/