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It’s Lift Off for Spark Grimsby

Around 80 business owners from the Grimsby & North East Lincolnshire area attended the launch of Spark Grimsby on Tuesday 26th January.

Held virtually, the event officially launched the new support programme for emerging and established creative businesses, that has been commissioned by Grimsby Creates – the Cultural Development Fund programme that supports creative business in North East Lincolnshire.

The event was opened by Programme Lead, Guy Lewis, and CDF Programme Manager, Sarah Smith. Both spoke about Spark Grimsby being squarely aimed at the creative sector – wanting to engage with and help develop artists, practitioners, business owners and employees.

Keynote Speakers, Andy Green from Lyke Ltd and Sam Delaney from Creative Start both inspired the watching audience with their paths to success stories – and their personal definitions of success. Andy urged all to look at how creativity can help build business; and Sam encouraged collaboration with his words about only keeping what you have by giving it away.

Guy Lewis, Project Lead for Spark Grimsby, said: “The event not only highlighted the support that will be delivered in the North East Lincolnshire area, but also introduced our partners – Docks Academy; Sector Support North East Lincolnshire; ESS CIC along with Grimsby Creates partners East Street Arts and Culture House . This is really exciting start to the programme and the feedback has been positive with lots of individuals and businesses engaging with us after the event”.

The Spark Grimsby programme supports those across all creative industries from architecture through to fashion and theatre, and extends to students studying creative subjects at GIFHE (Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education).

To find out more about how Spark Grimsby could help your creative business, contact

Grimsby Creates is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and administered by Arts Council England as part of the Cultural Development Fund (CDF).

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