Launched in 2014 by Andrew Graham MBE, CEO of wallpaper design and manufacturing firm Graham and Brown, along with Wayne Hemingway MBE, Creative Director for Blackburn is Open, Creative Hive supports the creative industries (including artists, architects, designers, musicians, publishers, film and video makers, craft makers…) in Blackburn and Darwen.
The most recent meeting of the Creative Hive network was on the 23rd March 2016 and focused on Creative Futures. The panel of speakers included former students: Freelance Animator Ryan Hammond, Freelance Designer Hafsa Siddiq and Siobhan Garrigan, Digital Marketing Assistant at arts organisation Curious Minds. Joining the students on stage was Steven Carlin, Head of Business Development at Workhouse Marketing who now runs his own startup, Alex Cunliffe from Inkthreadable, local print & embroidery on demand drop shipping service and Stephen Caton, Creative Director at Source Creative.
For further information regarding the Creative Hive, please visit the Blackburn is Open website here.