Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

We're Creating a Bright Future

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

We're Creating a Bright Future

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Byline: Coreena Ford Business Reporter

DEFIANT Rob Earnshaw is out to explode the myth creative folk must leave the North East to prosper.

Mr Earnshaw set up Creative North, an organisation that aims to retain talent in the region while attracting more from around the country, and has now set up an online networking hub.

The free initiative is designed to connect creative businesses with potential clients, help bid for work and promote services.

It also introduces them to hundreds of jobseekers and apprentices, with those looking for opportunities and contacts in fields such as digital media and film being able to sign up for free.

Mr Earnshaw, founder of National Youth Film Academy and the Youth Training Academy, launched Creative North to tackle perceptions those pursuing creative careers must move to London in order to maximise opportunities.

Its aims mirror those of the Government's Northern Powerhouse agenda, striving not only to boost the economic force of the region but to highlight successes and showcase a wealth of talent and innovation that can often go unacknowledged.

In keeping with this philosophy, the hub also gives PR consultants and media professionals the opportunity to share their clients' stories.

Mr Earnshaw, who is also a business support board member of North East LEP, said: "The Creative North Hub is a great platform for creative companies in the North and wider region as well as young creative people to shout about what they can do and gain work, opportunities and introductions.

"In the North East we have the UK's highest number of start-up businesses in the creative and digital sector outside London.

"But we could so easily be much bigger and better if we would learn to share our success and shout from the roof tops about it. …

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