Open Doors - An introduction to free business support from The Big House

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Learn about the range of FREE advice and business support available to creative and digital SMEs through The Big House programme.

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If you have recently started up a creative or digital business, or have been trading for some time, The Big House can help up take your business to the next level.

The Big House programme has already helped many creative and digital SMEs to start up and move to the next level.

This ‘Open Doors’ workshop will introduce you to all the FREE tailored advice and support available to you through The Big House programme.

You'll have the opportunity to discuss your plans and ideas with an experienced Business Adviser and map out a programme of free business support that will help you to achieve your business ambitions.


The workshop will cover:

  • An introduction to The Big House programme

  • The help, support and opportunities available to you

  • An outline of who is in The Big House and the wider support network
  • Tailored recommendations for workshops and events to help your specific business
  • The option to book a follow-up diagnostic review with a Business Adviser to develop and grow your business
  • An opportunity to network with local creative and digital businesses


Open Doors is an informal small group workshop, aimed at creative and digital SMEs new to The Big House Programme. So, if you have recently started up a creative or digital business, or have been trading for some time, come along to find out more.

You should attend this workshop if:

  • You are a registered business or sole-trader
  • Your business is in the creative and/or digital sector - please refer to the Creative Digital Industry sectors list below
  • You're aged 16+
  • You're based in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire
  • You haven't accessed support from The Big House before


  • Advertising and marketing
  • Architecture
  • Crafts; Product, graphic and fashion design
  • Film, TV, video, radio and photography
  • IT, software and computer services (including games and apps)
  • Publishing
  • Museums, galleries and libraries
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts


Thursday 27 February

Starting at 10am and finishing at 11am. A Business Adviser will be available at the end of the session to answer any questions you may have. Refreshments will be provided.


Broadway Cinema, 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AL


This event is free, but you must be enrolled with The Big House. Space is limited, so make sure to book your ticket today to guarantee your place. Please note: If you have already accessed 12 or more hours of support you will be placed on a waiting list - your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from The Big House Events Team.


If you have any questions and/or would like any further information about this event, please contact the Events Team at or telephone 0115 710 0107.


The Big House offers fully-funded business support, mentoring, workshops, networking events, access to grants for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Visit for the complete details of the programme. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

As this event is part of a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) initiative, we will require you to be enrolled in The Big House Programme, prior to attending. If you are not already enrolled, you will find the appropriate form at:

Please download and complete the form and bring it with you to the event, as it will be required when signing in. If you would like any further information on this event, please contact us at

NB: We will be documenting the event. If you do not wish to be included in images or videos that may be used later for marketing purposes, please let us know beforehand.

This project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020.

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Thursday 27th February 2020

10:00am - 11:00am GMT

14-18 Broad St
Browadway Cinema

England, NG1 3AL, United Kingdom

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