Last night at Nottingham Contemporary we welcomed ten businesses as the Creative Class of 2016 (#CC2016).
Now in its fifth year, the Creative Class is a collaboration between Nottingham City Council, the Creative Quarter, Nottingham Means Business (now part of Marketing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire) and was kindly sponsored for a third year by PwC.
In total, including this year, there are now 48 Creative Class companies, creating an alumni of inspirational and innovative organisations who are a shining example of entrepreneurship across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
This is the event that people come away from with stories of growth, success and ambition, which celebrates Nottingham’s creative and innovative culture.
Our Creative Class of 2016 are:
- Boom Online – boom-online.co.uk / @
- Cofabrico – cofabrico.com / @
- Distinction – distinction.co.uk / @
- Exco InTouch – excointouch.com / @
- Hosta Consulting – hostaconsulting.co.uk / @
- MultiPie – multipie.co.uk / @
- Retail Assist – retail-assist.co.uk / @RetailAssist
- Roller Agency – rolleragency.co.uk / @
- Sumo Digital – sumo–digital.com / @
- The Simplifiers – the simplifiers.com / @
The evening was made bigger than the room with plenty of conversation on Twitter, which saw #CC2016 trend in fifth place across the UK.
The inspirational stories we heard used the following words to describe Nottingham:
Collaborative, supportive, vibrant, creative, ambitious, talented and cultural.
Special mention was made too of the importance of Nottingham’s two universities as a source of innovation, ideas and talent.
In addition to this year’s Creative Class we heard from Tumour Trace, one of last year’s members. With the support of PwC’s Fast Growth team they’ve gone on to achieve incredible success with much more to follow. They credit this success in part to the profile that last year’s Creative Class gave their business.
The most memorable quote of the evening came from Irma Gilbert from Cofabrico who heralded Nottingham as ‘the best city in the world to do business’.
To view the photos from the event, please visit – www.neilhoylephotography.com. Click on the green Client Area icon towards the foot of the first page and on job 070716-1. The password is GOLDSTAR.
To read an article featuring all of the companies in the Nottingham Post, please click here.
A big thank you to everyone who made last night’s event such a huge success: Nottingham Contemporary, the Creative Quarter, Nottingham City Council, Nottingham Growth Hub, Paul Norbury, PwC, Kathy McArdle, Neil Horsley, Glenn Crocker, Jonathan English, Skeleton Productions, Tumour Trace, Neil Hoyle Photography and everyone that attended.
A huge congratulations to our Creative Class of 2016, we are very proud of you all.