Bestselling author and Brighton & Hove resident Lynne Truss has launched a new website for creative businesses in Brighton & Hove.
The author, famous for her books Eats, Shoots and Leaves and Talk to the Hand, was the guest speaker at the launch of the Creative Brighton website, held at the Hanbury Ballroom in Kemp Town.
The web site aims to act as a catalyst for those working within the creative industries in Brighton. It will bring people together through networking events. It will also offer support for such demands as business relocation and lobbying for new workspace. And it will support, enable and promote the creative industries in Brighton in many other ways.
There are currently around 1,500 creative businesses in Brighton & Hove and the city offers an exceptional and unique environment in which these industries can flourish.
From performing arts, music, fashion and design to radio, digital and media, the city is seen as the having the biggest creative industry sector in the South East outside London. A report in 2000 suggested that one in five businesses in the city are within the creative industries.
Attached to the website is a listserve, free to subscribe, to enable business-to- business communication. Potentially hundreds if not thousands of people could sign up, making it a real catalyst for creative coherence and new projects within the city.
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