Creative England has chosen Birmingham Science Park as the home for its new Midlands base.
The organisation was established in October last year as the new dedicated support agency for the creative industries outside London and replaced the regional screen network previously operating across the English regions.
The Birmingham operation will occupy a 700 sq ft ground floor office in the Science Park’s Faraday Wharf building.
The agency is relocating from Regent Place in the Jewellery Quarter in recognition of its wider remit to offer specialist support to the games, digital and creative sectors, in addition to film and television.
Caroline Norbury, CEO of Creative England said: “Our move to Birmingham Science Park will enable us to interact with all the start-up businesses that are based in the Entrepreneurs for the Future incubation centre, located opposite our new office.
“There are also a number of very exciting digital gaming and creative businesses based at the Science Park which have graduated out of the incubation centre and exude high-growth potential.
“Creative England will enjoy a much higher profile by being based in such a prominent location and the team is really looking forward to working with and supporting more creative talent across the region.”
Dr David Hardman, CEO of Birmingham Science Park said: “A principal activity of our Entrepreneurs for the Future programme is to prepare the start-up businesses for investor readiness and open doors to the various options for business finance and support.
“We are absolutely delighted that by attracting Creative England to Faraday Wharf, we can directly promote introductions with their team and engineer pitch meetings for our start-up businesses.
“It will be inspiring for our entrepreneurs to be able to interact in an informal and frequent fashion with this key development agency.”