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Creative Business Resilience Support Package

Are you a small creative business? Has COVID impacted your revenue or stopped your business growth?

Is your business registered in South Bristol*?

This autumn the Factory is launching its new MADE in South Bristol support package specialising in Creative Business Resilience.

The last 18 months have shown us that the future is unpredictable and having resilience is the key to surviving and thriving in business. In our 5-week course creative businesses like you will explore the tools, skills and build your confidence to reset and redesign your business to respond to the changing times.

 Who is it for?

This new package is designed specifically for small creative business who are in need of urgent support and are at risk of closing their doors or losing jobs. This is aimed at businesses impacted by Covid-19 and looking to adapt their business model to be fit for the future and in the new Covid landscape.

It is for South Bristol registered business and is suitable for micro to small creative businesses (including sole traders).

The Programme

We are working with long time collaborators Upstarter and Brain Space,  to deliver a mix of business support, insight and tools to rebuild your business in a way that is resilient and adaptable.

You will get 12 hours of business resilience support, online and in person where possible, including:

  • Scanning the business landscape: 

What methods can we use to help us understand where the changes are coming from and where the new opportunities might be.

  • Making and working with scenarios for the future: 

How we can use different scenarios to work out different strategies for our business.

  •  Adapting/Hybridising your offer:

Look at the core of what our business can offer, and how we can package this into different offers

  • Testing and learning from your offer:

What methods can we use to test out new ideas early on your audiences, saving time by focussing on the things that matter to them.

  • Group mentoring

In addition to the group workshops participants will also receive group mentoring, and activities will be delivered online and in person at The Factory.

  • What if?

A big-picture session to think about your business: set up, plans , resources, eventualities and reality.
Giving tools and tips to ensure business owners are better equipped to appraise situations, plan for eventualities and get the best out of themselves.

Who is eligible – the fine print

To be eligible the business must:

  • Have a company registration number or Unique Tax Reference number
  • Be registered to an address in South Bristol
  • Have been operating for over 1 year (post start-up stage)
  • Have not received more than €200,000 of state aid (grants, programme support etc.) over a 3-year period
  • As a condition of our funding, you must agree to complete at least 12 hours of attended support (online or in person) to be accepted onto the programme

Unfortunately, you will not be eligible for the resilience programme if you have already completed 12 (+) hours of support on MADE in South Bristol, or have received 12 hours support from other SBES partners (YTKO, School for Social Entrepreneurs, Princes Trust).

If you are unsure of the support you have received under SBES/MADE contact The Factory.

*Eligible South Bristol wards include Bedminster, Southville, Windmill Hill, Brislington West, Brislington East, Bishopsworth, Filwood, Knowle, Hartcliffe and Withywood, Hengrove and Whitchurch Park, and Stockwood

When is it?

Creative Business Resilience programme runs from the 11th October until 8th November 2021.

Delivery format

The programme will be delivered part online and part in person at KWMC The Factory (Filwood Green Business Park, BS4).


If you have any questions please email and we will be happy to help you.

Sign up 

This programme is fully funded as part of SBES (South Bristol Enterprise Support) meaning there is no cost to the business to participate.

***Applications close at 9am on Monday 4th October***


The Creative Business Resilience Support Package is a part of KWMC The Factory’s MADE in South Bristol Enterprise Support Programme.

MADE in South Bristol is delivered by KWMC The Factory as part of South Bristol Enterprise Support (SBES), which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and

West of England Combined Authority Investment Fund. SBES is delivered in partnership by Bristol City Council, YTKO, School for Social Entrepreneurs, The Prince’s Trust, and KWMC The Factory.

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