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Help for creative SMEs at any point in their journey


You have a great commercial idea but have not yet started up a business


You have been trading less than 12 months, so are in the early stages of developing your business


You have been trading more than 12 months and want to start to grow and maybe expand your business


You have been trading for over 5 years, have a number of employees and are looking for specific support to evolve the business further

Events & Workshops

Workshops & networking events

The Big House offers a wide range of free events and workshops specifically designed to meet the needs of Creative and Digital businesses. Once enrolled in the programme, you are welcome to attend any of the events run by the Partner organisations.

“Having a small business is not just about what you make or sell or service you offer. You have to be a photographer, web designer and social media expert nowadays! I struggled with this and the support offered by the Big House is invaluable. I have gained knowledge, contacts and confidence through this scheme and it’s also free so if I was you, I would get in touch with them and see how they can help. Thank you to The Big House and all the partner agencies for the fantastic work you do!”

Gul Bains-Khosa - Owner,


Business Development Grants

If you are already trading and your business could benefit from some financial support, there is grant funding is available for both professional services and capital equipment. You will just need to provide a business case for the investment and either NTU or NBV will be able to guide you through the application process.

Latest news from The Big House

New free business workshop launched to support start up success

New free business workshop series launched to help individuals start up creative or digital businesses

Updated Fri 22 Jun 2018

Derby theatre company celebrates successful first year of training course for Learning Disabled actors

Funding helps Hubbub develop its inclusive training course and celebrate with a special event

Updated Wed 13 Jun 2018

Prepare to Pop Up series back by popular demand

The four-week workshop helps makers and creators plan, price, promote and present products at a pop up.

Updated Mon 11 Jun 2018

Business Showcases

Helping Maison Foo restructure the business and achieve a work-life balance

Formed in 2008 in Derby, Maison Foo is the creative collaborative journey of co-artistic directors Kathryn Lowe and Bethany Sheldon, both former students of the youth theatre at Derby Playhouse (now Derby Theatre).

Pursuing a passion for photography with NAE and The Big House

On retiring from a successful IT career, Nottingham based photographer, Mann Hans, turned his lifetime passion into a profitable business, with start up support from New Art Exchange and The Big House.

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