Support scheme for Manchester companies

Happy ValleyCreative England is launching a three-year support and development programme for companies based in Greater Manchester that work in, or are part of the supply chain for, the film and TV production industry. 

ProConnect is jointly-funded by the BFI and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is aimed at small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Greater Manchester area. It will offer workshops, networking opportunities and one-to-one interactions over three years to small businesses. 

These will be across four main areas: production companies, facilities companies, sole traders and entrepreneurs and supply chain companies, such as caterers.  

The regions and nations have become an increasingly vital part of the UK’s production heatmap, with production companies such as Nicola Shindler’s Red raising the profile of both crews and locations in the Manchester area with dramas like Happy Valley and Scott & Bailey. 

For more on CE LIVE Northern Lights: ProConnect, contact Creative Englandl and for more details on attending the launch event, click here


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