Supporting creative businesses in East London to reach new markets

An event funded by J.P. Morgan, part of the "Get Ready to Supply" programme of support for SME's to access new commercial opportunities.

Creative Marketplaces’ — practical business advice from creative and retail experts.

Creative Marketplaces was held at Hackney House on the 10th November. Over 30 creative SME’s from East London attended this full day event on selling to retailers and online. The day was interactive with lively presentations, panel discussions, interviews, breakout sessions and plenty of networking. Speakers from The Design Trust, Barbican Retail and Snowden Flood gave top tips on how to research and approach buyers. In the afternoon additional speakers focused on online selling including valuable insights from bloggers, social media experts, a product photographer/videographer, Etsy and web and e-commerce experts. There was also plenty of time to network with other local creative businesses and the speakers.