Retail Roadshow (1) – advice for traders

Business Link West Midlands hosted a ‘retail road show’ for Brierley Hill traders at the Waterfront on 4th November.  Building on feedback from workshops held across the region a set of ‘tips’ were given to help independent retailers improve their performance.  Here they are…

Signpost: Credit Union sessions extended

Castle & Crystal Credit Union are pleased to announce the extension of their collection times at Signpost. From 9.30am – 3.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 9.30am to 12.30 on Friday Signpost volunteers will be available to collect Credit Union money. Castle & Crystal Credit Union are also promoting their Christmas Affordable Loans, please call 01384 • Read More »

Funding opportunities links page added

A new ‘Links Page’ has been added to the site.  The links are to agencies which provide funding and advice to creative industries.  They have been provided by Lara Ratnaraja of Business link and are well worth a trawl though.  Click on the Links page to view.

Creatives Network 25/09: Arts Council Funding Advice

Angela Swan, the West Midlands Based Partnerships Officer, Regeneration for Arts Council England talked about how to go about applying for Arts Council funding, incorporating lots of ideas, hints and tips into her presentation. Angela Swan Presentation (ppt, 4.5mb). Alan Gill, Regional Organiser for the National Youth Theatre gave an verbal presentation on the NYT’s recent • Read More »

Creatives Nework 25/09: Business Link Opportunities

Business Link’s Sector Development Director for Creative Cultural and Digital enterprises, Lara Ratnaraja set out her role – advising and linking creative industries to regional and national strategies.  A range of potential business opportunities, events and very useful contacts were given during her presentation. Lara Ratnaraja Presentation (ppt, 4.6mb)

Creatives Network 25/09: Pamela Smith – growing business

Pamela Smith runs her own business, Sited and is a horticulturist who creates walks, pamphlets, talks and promotes community engagement through observation of nature in the urban environment.  She has been granted lottery funds through the University of Birmingham to develop a walk in the Brierley Hill area.  In her presentation Pam talked about her work and • Read More »