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South West creative companies to get £1.3m cash injection

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Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 11 December 2018 17:23

South West creative companies to get £1.3m cash injection

The West of England Combined Authority (Weca) is set to receive £1.35million from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to support creative businesses in the region.

The funding will be used to help creative industries grow by improving access to expert knowledge and supporting businesses through training and advice on securing investment.

Metro mayor Tim Bowles said: “This is terrific news. Our region is recognised for its thriving creative sector and Bristol is soon to be home to one of Channel 4’s new creative hubs.

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“This investment will support the work we are doing on the Local Industrial Strategy, which recognises the importance of the creative industries.

“We are perfectly placed to drive innovation and growth here in the region, setting the direction for our economy and pushing for future growth for the UK and the world.”

The two-year programme will run across the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership region, which includes Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Activity will be linked to other business support already provided through Weca, the West of England Growth Hub and Invest Bristol and Bath.

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