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Investments

41

Funds

5

Partners & Customers

2

About Creative England

Creative England is a national agency that invests in and supports creative ideas, talent and businesses in film, TV, games and digital media. The company aims to grow the brightest, the best, and those with the most promise so that individuals and businesses can achieve their full creative and commercial potential.

Creative England Headquarter Location

Faraday Wharf Holt Street

Birmingham, England, B7 4BB,

United Kingdom

0844 8246042

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Levelling Up: Creative England’s Chris Filip: “I’ve created a network who want to work with me because I always ask ‘How can I help you?’ and I deliver on my promises.”

Jul 30, 2021

What is your job role and how would you describe your typical day at work? I am a programme manager for Creative England’s bespoke Creative Enterprise programme, developed with National Lottery funding from the BFI. As part of the non-profit group Creative UK, we create opportunities for creative entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Together with the Creative Enterprise team and our partners, I design and deliver a number of business support and funding programmes, including the New Ideas Fund, the Evolve Investor Readiness programme, and the Games ScaleUp programme. A typical day at work begins with reading emails and reviewing new applications we may have received, then catching up with the news from our policy and press teams, before starting on my day-to-day tasks. These usually involve communicating with the different members of the team and our programme speakers, as well as designing support sessions or giving feedback to our Project Coordinators and delivery partners such as Ukie. What qualifications and/or experience do you need to land this job? In my case it was my past work supporting game developers and businesses to grow, and my wider experience in the games industry. My role specifically focuses on building programmes that give opportunities to practitioners in the English regions outside of London. Having worked with Game Anglia in the East of England I have an understanding of the challenges facing the games industry outside of London, and my experience designing and delivering sessions at the Tentacle Zone showed my ability to help businesses to grow. Taking a long-term approach to gaining experience and growing your network also helps. I started working in the UK games sector four years ago, with zero connections, but in that time I’ve created a network of individuals and organisations who know and want to work with me because I always ask ‘How can I help you?’, and I deliver on my promises. My contacts also include emerging voices in the sector, who are exactly the type of people I’m looking to engage with in my new role. If you were interviewing someone for your team, what would you look for? Our team works with the screen industry outside of London, so I would look for someone with experience of supporting creative businesses across the wider UK landscape. I would also consider how their knowledge can add to the team,  for example a background in VFX or immersive. Lastly, I would value a passion for the creative sectors and the ability to join the dots. While our work is specialist and we often speak to people very focused on particular disciplines, it is also important that we can understand the wider context of the creative and screen industries, as well as our role within it. What opportunities are there for career progression? If you have a look at the CVs for our company’s employees, you will be hard pressed to find a typical progression trend. I really appreciate the breadth of the company’s mission, scope and influence, which allows me to explore my interests and develop my skills. As programme manager, I can gain experience across different areas including project management, marketing, events, business development, stakeholder engagement and content curation. All of these are transferable skills which can allow someone in my role to pursue whatever career route they seek, across any creative sub sector. This can range from leading or managing partnerships, to creative consultancy and business development, or curating and delivering large-scale events. Share

Creative England Investments

41 Investments

Creative England has made 41 investments. Their latest investment was in Fourth Wall as part of their Debt on April 4, 2021.

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Creative England Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/21/2021

Debt

Fourth Wall

$0.7M

Yes

2

10/14/2020

Debt

Create Health

$0.66M

Yes

1

10/10/2018

Seed VC

Covatic

$1.12M

Yes

Mercia Asset Management, and Oxford Sciences Innovation

1

5/11/2017

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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10

4/25/2017

Unattributed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

4/21/2021

10/14/2020

10/10/2018

5/11/2017

4/25/2017

Round

Debt

Debt

Seed VC

Seed VC - II

Unattributed VC

Company

Fourth Wall

Create Health

Covatic

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Amount

$0.7M

$0.66M

$1.12M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Mercia Asset Management, and Oxford Sciences Innovation

Sources

2

1

1

10

10

Creative England Fund History

5 Fund Histories

Creative England has 5 funds, including Creative Growth Finance.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

10/8/2019

Creative Growth Finance

$29.29M

2

12/7/2016

Gameslab Leeds

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$99M

10

9/15/2015

Creative Cities Growth Fund

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$99M

10

8/11/2014

West Midlands Interactive Healthcare Fund

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$99M

10

3/25/2013

Creative England NHS SME Fund

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$99M

10

Closing Date

10/8/2019

12/7/2016

9/15/2015

8/11/2014

3/25/2013

Fund

Creative Growth Finance

Gameslab Leeds

Creative Cities Growth Fund

West Midlands Interactive Healthcare Fund

Creative England NHS SME Fund

Fund Type

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Status

Amount

$29.29M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

2

10

10

10

10

Creative England Partners & Customers

2 Partners and customers

Creative England has 2 strategic partners and customers. Creative England recently partnered with Wakefield City Council on February 2, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

2/19/2021

Partner

Wakefield City Council

United Kingdom

Wakefield-based games developers offered free tickets to attend GI Live: Online - Wakefield Council

In partnership with Wakefield Council , Creative England are delivering Advance , an exciting programme of business support for the creative and digital sector in Wakefield and beyond .

1

8/16/2016

Partner

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10

Date

2/19/2021

8/16/2016

Type

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Wakefield City Council

Country

United Kingdom

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News Snippet

Wakefield-based games developers offered free tickets to attend GI Live: Online - Wakefield Council

In partnership with Wakefield Council , Creative England are delivering Advance , an exciting programme of business support for the creative and digital sector in Wakefield and beyond .

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Sources

1

10

Creative England Team

1 Team Member

Creative England has 1 team member, including current Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Caroline Norbury.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Caroline Norbury

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Current

Name

Caroline Norbury

Work History

Title

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Status

Current

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