Are you a creative business operating in the South West, North West or West Midlands? Could you benefit from expert support from successful business mentors who have already successfully grown and, in many cases, sold a creative business?

Creative England have teamed up with Nesta to deliver its very successful creative business mentoring programme. Yuo will get from the Business Mentoring Programme:

• Approximately. 8 advice sessions with a proven, experienced creative business leader who has already gone through the things that you’re experiencing right now.

• 3 one-day workshops to make sure you get the most from your mentoring and to connect you with the other mentees and mentors.

• 2 one-to-one sessions with a specialist business coach to help you stay on track.

Participation in this programme will cost £300 per business. This is a contribution towards the cost of running the programme and is not a payment to mentors – mentors are volunteers, giving their time at no cost.

More details  and how to apply are online

Deadline: 31 March 2014

The initiative has been established by in conjunction with Nesta and the European Creative Industries Alliance Cluster 2020 project. The programme will also be supported by UKIE, The Supper Club and Creative Skillset. It is based on the highly successful model developed by Nesta which placed a number of successful and high-profile entrepreneurs to mentor a range of digital, media and creative business leaders.