UWE offers creative industries a helping hand

Issue date: 18 January 2010


Emma Collins The University of the West of England has launched a further series of workshops 'Space Time Think' to encourage creative enterprises and those who manage them to develop their business despite the recession.

UWE is working in partnership with Emma Collins of Gallery Creative Business Consultancy to develop a series of dynamic, fun and useful workshops on topics such as building a brand, client relationships and presentation skills.

Businesses that have been affected by the recession may be eligible for a reduction of up to 50% off the cost of the workshop.

Emma says, “Each workshop has been designed to help people develop their confidence in a range of areas. These include presentation, negotiation and communication skills, networking and persuasion, managing clients, motivating staff and clarifying your vision and brand.

“It's never been more important to take some time out to evaluate yourself and your team, learn some new skills and hopefully grow your business…these days are designed for you!”

The series of workshops will start on the 20 January 2010 and run until the 11 March 2010. They are being held at UWE's Bower Ashton campus and all begin at 15.00. The usual cost for a one-day workshop is £145. This could be discounted by up to 50% for those businesses or individuals that have been affected by the recession.

Rachel Cunningham of UWE's School of Creative Arts said, “We are delighted that during tough financial times we can offer courses that cultivate confidence among those working in the creative industries. These workshops are part of UWE's solutions4recession service, set up in conjunction with HEFCE's Economic Challenge Investment Fund (ECIF) to find ways of helping individuals and businesses during the current economic downturn.”

The workshops can be booked online. For more information visit http://www.uwe.ac.uk/sca/courses/space_time_think.shtml

For eligibility details with regard to cost reductions, or to find out more about other UWE courses and services for individuals and businesses affected by the recession, please visit http://www.uwe.ac.uk/solutions

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