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Ideas really matter...
Execution matters most
Why Create Growth?
The Creative sector matters to Manchester
Music. Art. Film. Web3. Fashion. Interiors. Museums. Games. Software… and much more. What we create has real global reach
Many of our creative companies are small and boutique. Part of an artisanal eco-system held together through partnerships, freelancers, contract workers and craftspeople of all stripes
Create Growth is a fresh approach in helping individuals and their businesses rethink growth in a tailored, sector-specific and 2023-relevant (!) way
A range of bodies are joining forces to help support businesses across the region.
Department for Culture Media and Sport, InnovateUK, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Growth Company have teamed up with sector experts to produce something substantive ,innovative and ultimately transformative.
The Value for Attendees
Networking with peers, collaborators and coaches toproblem solve and engage
in the issues that matter most to your business to unlock momentum
Getting time out of the grind to lift your gaze, absorb fresh input and consider new options is one of the best things a creative leader can do
Knowing who’s out there to potentially partner with, drive funding, bring value to the market and grow your impact…
all of which increases your chance of ongoing success
You can expect the very things that the creative industries thrive on...
National Support. Regional Focus.
What Does it Cover?
Battle-tested ideas, practices and strategies being used in studios, agencies and startups from around the UK. Topics will include…
Demonstrating the value of what you do
Using story to sharpen your message and drive revenue
Leveraging low-cost experimentation for rapid growth
Practicing fearless negotiation to get paid what you’re worth
Winning the battle for talent
Developing a personal OS for resilience
Leading teams to deliver exceptional output
Partnering across the ecosystem for success
Being investment ready
Sourcing the right senior team & advisors
Managing creative tensions
Innovating and evolving in the real world
and more besides...
How Does it Work?
Come and receive two full days of creative growth training.
Then gain access to regular industry specific clinics, coaching sessions and meetups.
All the while receiving relevant, bespoke online content (video, audio, thought pieces and templates) to drive growth your way
Access to meetups, clinics &
coaching sessions 'till 2025
Who Is It For?
Create Growth is open to a wide range of Greater Manchester businesses from sectors including but not limited to:
Culture / Community
Fashion & Jewellery
Together, you’ll be joined by a team of coaches with decades of experience representing a range of perspectives and professions including digital, media, sport, design, tech and more
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