Press releases

 April 9, 2014: Creative-England-launch-Business-Loans
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Creative England is offering business loans of up to £150,000 to support creative and digital businesses across the English regions.

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February 17, 2014Creative England to support games developers in the West Midlands

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Games companies across the West Midlands can now benefit from expertise and funding from Creative England’s GamesLab programme.

 

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February 18, 2014: Creative England’s Compass programme points film businesses in the right direction

Compass is an intensive business development programme for executives, producers and entrepreneurs to help them build, manage and lead successful film companies.

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Starter for 10 squareFebruary 6, 2014: Starter for 10 is back to offer £10,000 for launch – Feb 6 2014

Creative businesses in the South West have the chance to secure a £10,000 grant and a package of business support for the most innovative ideas.

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January 30, 2014: Creative England and Nesta partnership gives Creative businesses a boost 

Creative England and Nesta have joined forces to strengthen mentoring in the creative industry, one of the UK’s most valuable growth sectors.

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iFeaturesJanuary 28, 2014: iFeatures looks for next generation of British filmmaking talent

iFeatures, the award-winning low budget filmmaking initiative, has launched its latest nationwide search for emerging talent.

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8 Minutes Idle Tom and OpheliaNovember 25, 2013: 8 Minutes Idle Kickstarts for Valentine’s Day release

Creative England is calling for key figures in the creative industry to look outside the M25 to ensure that we aren’t missing out on the next creative phenomenon.

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CE logo squareNovember 18, 2013: Invest in the best to ensure creative industry is economic engine for the UK

Creative England is calling for key figures in the creative industry to look outside the M25 to ensure that we aren’t missing out on the next creative phenomenon.

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CE logo squareOctober 23, 2013: Creative England launches £250,000 Innovations and Partnerships Fund

Creative England is looking for companies who have new and innovative ideas as they launch a new £250,000 Innovations and Partnerships Fund.

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CE logo squareOctober 14, 2013: Top filmmakers to oversee Creative England’s new funding streams

New funds aimed at supporting regional filmmakers and production companies across England have been launched by Creative England.

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September 26, 2013: Creative England and Microsoft’s Greenshoots to help games developers jump to the next level

Greenshoots will support early stage startup game studios with bringing new and exciting game titles to the Windows platforms.

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September 25, 2013: Creative England announces UK entrant for Creative Business Cup

An innovative fragrance-release system designed to stimulate appetite among people with dementia has been announced as the UK entrant in the Creative Business Cup.

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August 28, 2013: The Goob starts shooting in Norfolk

Principal photography for The Goob, the first film to be made under Creative England’s iFeatures2 scheme, begins in Norfolk.

 

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August 27, 2013: Two new film appointments at Creative England and BFI

Creative England and the BFI announce two key appointments to enhance support for England-based emerging filmmaking talent.

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August 6, 2013: Creative England launches £1m games support programme for South West

A one million pound programme providing expertise and grants for emerging and established games companies in the South West is launched today by Creative England.

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July 30, 2013: Creative England boosts creative sector with £1 million of interest free loans

Creative Creative England continues its programme of investment for creative and digital businesses in the English regions with the launch of a new Business Investment Fund of £1million.

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July 11, 2013: Creative England wins Regional Growth Fund cash

More creative businesses across England will benefit from support and investment as a result of today’s announcement that Creative England will receive funding from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund.

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June 8, 2013: Creative England supports Edinburgh International Film Festival talent development and industry events

Creative England is continuing its commitment to supporting emerging talent through its involvement in a range of industry and talent development events at Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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May 2, 2013: : iFeatures2 greenlights final two films

Spaceship from writer/director Alex Taylor and The Goob from writer/director Guy Myhill join Martin Radich’s Norfolk which was greenlit in February. All three films will be made later this year, with budgets of £350,000.

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April 24, 2013: New website from Creative England helps established creatives share experience with next generation

New website OneThingIKnow.co.uk is celebrating its foundation with the launch of a new book featuring hard-earned business insights from an impressive range of leaders from across the creative spectrum, from Aardman to Future Publishing.

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March 26, 2013: Creative England provides production support for major new BBC One drama The Village

Creative England provided production support for The Village, an epic new drama series from Company Pictures written by Peter Moffatt and starring John Simm and Maxine Peake, which was filmed on location in the Peak District.

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March 20, 2013: BAFTA Crew participants announced

An industry jury has selected more than 200 film and television crew members outside of London for a major new skills development and networking programme for experienced craft and technical crew working in film and television in England.

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March 13, 2013: Creative England launches its first investment fund for NHS apps

In collaboration with the NHS Commissioning Board and Creative Skills for Life, Creative England launches a £250,000 investment fund designed to support app and content development aimed at the health and well being market.

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February 18, 2013: iFeatures2 greenlights first film for production

Creative England, BFI Film Fund and BBC Films have greenlit Norfolk from director Martin Radich and producer Finlay Pretsell; the first film to be taken into production from the iFeatures development slate.

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February 18, 2013: Starter for 10 offers £10,000 for business innovators

Creative businesses in the South West are being invited to pitch their ideas in a new competition from Creative England with 10 winners picking up £10,000 and a package of business support.

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February 12, 2013: Creative England FD shortlisted for national award

Creative England finance director Mehjabeen Price has been shortlisted for the UK Finance Director of the Year, public sector and voluntary, in the prestigious Business Finance Awards 2013.

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February 4, 2013: Creative England funds and finds West Midlands locations for new Stephen Poliokoff drama Dancing on the Edge

Creative England has helped to fund and find locations for Dancing on the Edge, Stephen Poliakoff’s major drama series for BBC Two, starring some of the UK’s finest big screen talent.

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January 28, 2013: Startups to benefit from new business bootcamp 

dotforge accelerator, Sheffield’s new programme to fast-track high growth startups, is looking to attract a range of start-up businesses to the city. The accelerator programme is backed by a group of Yorkshire private investors and Creative England, who bring capital through the Government’s Regional Growth Fund.

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January 28, 2013: PwC report highlights opportunities and challenges for UK creative industries

A new report commissioned by Pinewood Studios, produced by PwC and supported by Creative England, offers a well-timed insight into the significant opportunities and challenges facing the UK’s creative industries.

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January 15, 2013: Ed Vaizey champions Buisness Investment Awards

To mark Creative England’s announcement of the first national business investment  award of £1 million for Digital Champions, Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and the  Creative Industries, visited one of the successful recipients, Atomicom, a creative small business in Liverpool.

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January 11, 2013: English regions star in Les Miserables

The English regions are doubling for 19th century France in Les Misérables. Regional gems from the National Trust’s Ashridge Estate to the Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent and including Winchester College and the so-called ‘English Versailles’, Boughton House in Northamptonshire, all feature in the film.

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