We have helped the likes of architecture firms, animation companies, opera and dance companies, art galleries and more from across the creative and cultural sectors.
We support businesses from the following sectors:
Games (e.g. gaming and app development)
Festivals and events (that directly involve or support artists or other creative industry enterprises)
Digital media and web (e.g. creative software development, digital media, web design)
Film, TV and radio (e.g. documentary film, television production, film making)
Music (e.g. record labels, promoters, publishers, musicians)
Performing arts (e.g. dance, drama, theatre production, promotion and development)
Publishing and literature
Visual arts and photography
We came to Creative Industry Finance when we were desperate to grow, but the banks were reluctant to lend to small businesses. The support we had from our Business Advisor Remi was invaluable; she gave us some great guidance and helped us deal with issues like slow paying clients. It was a proud day when we told her our business had been approved for a loan.
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Our industry partners are key to us spreading the word about our programme to the creative industry sectors across England.
We partner with the likes of Ukie - the only trade body for the UK's wider games and interactive entertainment industry; Pact - the trade association representing the commercial interests of UK independent television, film, digital, children’s and animation media companies.
First of all, our programme provides up to 12 hours of business advice, which can then lead to accessing loan finance.