Factory programme


Welcome to the Factory, a new business development programme specifically designed to support the creative sector in Stoke-on-Trent.

Working in partnership with Staffordshire UniversityBurslem School of Art and North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Factory project will offer small and medium enterprise (SME) creative businesses an array of specialist support, guidance and advice in core areas of business development.

The project will focus on the topics of:

  • Intellectual property
  • Promotional strategy
  • Portfolio development
  • Market intelligence
  • Workspace requirements and
  • advice for new start-ups

It will be facilitated through an assisted business diagnostic review.

The Factory is also offering a small capital grant fund to support the purchase of equipment that will help creative companies develop and grow their business.

Factory training and events

Click here to view the autumn 2013 programme of workshops and events

Factory: Assembly Conference

Book your place on this free one day conference, Thursday 21 November, Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent. Hear how UK creative companies overcame barriers to growth to become successful businesses at home and abroad and gain an insight into future trends, markets, challenges and opportunities facing your creative business Click here for more information about the conference.

Further information

Factory is open to all SME creative businesses based in Stoke-on-Trent and north Staffordshire and is offered at no cost to participants.To find out more about this exciting opportunity or sign up to the project please e-mail [email protected]

Factory is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund ERDF and will run until June 2015.