Creative UK Cornwall

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Creative UK connect, support, invest and champion creative industries. In 2020, the UK’s Creative Industries contributed £95 billion in Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK economy and employed more than 2.3 million people. The Creative Industries in the South West provides employment for nearly 70,000 people and in 2021 had over £7.5 Million turnover.  

The Cornish and Isles of Scilly businesses are innovative, diverse, and ambitious, with a grounded understanding of people and places. They have imaginative solutions to sustainability, high growth and export ambitions and an innate collaborative spirit. In short, they’re amazing! We understand that they need more help in breaking down barriers to access markets, understand finance and seek out networks or mentors who have done the journey before.

Since 2021 Creative UK Cornwall have been delivering business support using European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). To read more about this programme and see who has been supported click here. As European funding concludes, there is still a need to support Creative industry business and support scale ups. 

The Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) also recognise the benefit of sector specialist business support and, with foundations in the Industrial Strategy, has launched the Create Growth Programme. The Creative UK team in Cornwall will be delivering this newly funded DCMS business support programme to connect and support creative scaleup activity that is bespoke to Cornwall. The team will provide collaboration, knowledge transfer and bespoke mentoring that can foster your further growth and take you to investment opportunities.