Congratulations to our Creative Class 2014 – #CC2014

This week we unveiled our Creative Class 2014. Ten firms identified by Nottingham Means Business as leading entreprenurial and innovative businesses and a key driving force behind the growth of the local economy.

The event was the third of its kind and was held at the fantastic Nottingham Contemporary.

Jonathan English, Managing Director of Skeleton Productions, was part of the Creative Class of 2011 and returned to compere the event. He said: “The Creative Class helped my business grow. It promoted us to the city and beyond and got us spotted by large businesses.”

Creative Class 2014

Each company gave a short presentation outlining the ways they are establishing themselves within their various industries. The ten firms typify the dynamism and diversity of emerging local enterprise, with the line up for 2014 as follows:

  • Buying Butler – an employee-only online marketplace.
  • Colorset – a graphic display service business.
  • Go dine – an online regional restaurant guide and booking service.
  • ICN – develops smartphone apps, designs websites and produces content.
  • John Pye & Sons – a family-owned auction business which has started selling property online.
  • Sasie – an installer of renewable energy systems
  • Ciseco – a wireless technology company.
  • Style Compare – a one-stop fashion website.
  • Upper Cut Productions – carries out remote aerial filming and photography.
  • Future Fresh – helps businesses and organisations communicate their data.

Some memorable quotes from this year’s Class:

“Nottingham is the best place to start a business, the people are great here and everyone wants to help”.

“There is an endless supply of talent coming out of our universities”.

“Nottingham is a great place to get things done”.

Karen Campbell from PwC, who sponsored the event, said: “We are really excited to support the 2014 Creative Class event celebrating, promoting and nurturing the growth of entrepreneurs and small businesses in Nottingham.”

To read the full article from the Nottingham Post please click here: