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Creative Growth Southampton

The Creative industries are the fastest growing sector in the Solent economy. Both Southampton and Portsmouth were identified as being among the 15 most significant Travel to Work Areas for creative industry employment growth by NESTA in the 2016 geography of creativity report. Creative Growth Southampton is a new Creative Industries Business Advice and Skills service which is being developed to pilot provision of advice and guidance in business skills with more tailored sector-specific advice for students, graduates and the local creative community. Working in partnership with Creative Network South and the Southampton Solent University, and part-funded by PUSH, the service will offer one to one tutoring, opportunity to access business lectures and workshops, as well as developing a series of informal creative industries networking events.



A supportive 1-2-1 relationship guiding growing creative businesses through a learning or developmental journey. The mentor uses their own entrepreneurial experience to encourage, support and inform the mentee to make the most of themselves and their business. A mentor is someone with entrepreneurial business experience who acts as a trusted confidante over a flexible period of time. A true mentoring relationship is an active learning experience where the mentor shares their knowledge and experiences and promotes a self discovery approach.



Hosted and run by Solent University, the Creative Growth Southampton training events cover a range of topics to help you take your business to the next level.



Hosted in local venues with talks from local businesses, the Creative Growth Southampton networking sessions are a great way to meet new and old friends.



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