Educational, South West

Invest in Creative – Devon & Cornwall

The next event in our investment series with Creative UK will take place at Michelmores’ Exeter office on Tuesday 5th March, focusing on the burgeoning creative industries across Devon & Cornwall. The event will pool together investors active in the region, those with an interest in better understanding the investment opportunities across the creative industries, as well as a carefully selected group of high-growth creative businesses. The event will highlight the clusters of tech businesses emerging across the region, and home in of where exactly the opportunities for investors lie.

We are delighted to have Chloe Vernon-Shore join us on the panel at the event. Chloe is an experienced Partner in Michelmores’ Commercial team and also leads their MAINstream network, which connects business angel investors with high-growth, early-stage companies based in the Southwest.

17.00 – event kick off
17.05 – introduction from UKBAA and Creative UK
17.10 – keynote from Creative UK mentor: Damon Bonser, The British Design Fund
17.25-18.10 – panel discussion covering: the opportunities that exist for investors, how to go about identifying exciting potential deals, as well as painting a picture of the region’s broader createach ecosystem
18.10 – 18.30 – businesses to present their 5 minute pitches
18.30-18.40 – closing words from UKBAA
18.40-20.30 – networking


Richard Cobb – Senior Partner and Head of Corporate at Michelmores

Ben Cooper – Director at Skowt Consulting / Co-Founder at Angel Investors Bristol

Gill Wildman, PhD FRSA – Director at Upstarter Incubator

Ashley Hoare – Head of Customer Success and Partnerships

Damon Bonser – CEO & Founder, British Design Fund

The businesses set to pitch include the following:

Engine House VFX is an animation studio which creates beautiful and meaningful stories with creativity and passion at the heart of every shot.

Golden Wild is a creative development and executive production studio that brings together socially conscious film and TV makers, broadcast commissioners, film funders and brands that are compelled to do good and drive action on environmental and social justice issues.

Mind Feast Games make games which nourish minds and hearts. Their mission is to help people feel connected through gaming.

Xigxag: our goal is to make it easy for everyone, regardless of age, ability or background, to enjoy the magic of books. We believe that books have the power to change lives, and we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to experience that power.

Date and time
05 March 2024
17:00 - 20:30
Venue Address

Michelmores, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter, EX2 5WR

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