21 August 2018

September will see the launch of The Big House Festival. With an array of events across Notts and Derbys, the Festival will provide the opportunity to meet the Big House partners, hear from people who have benefited from the support that it provides, take part in workshops and network with like-minded people.

Mainframe - Brandmatch – Matchmaking for Business Monday 17th September 10.00am – 5.00pm

The Box, QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter. Derby. DE1 3AS

Want to find the best local talent for your digital or creative project? Want to pitch for work from some of the best local brands? Sign up for BrandMatch.

All Partners - The Big House Festival Launch

Monday 17th September 5.30pm – 8.30pm

The Box, QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter. Derby. DE1 3AS

An evening devoted to The Big House; celebrating the digital and creative people and businesses across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Find out more about The Big House and network with some of those who have already benefited from the programme.

Nottingham Trent University – Elevator Tech - Going Global

Tuesday 18th September 10.00am - 4.00pm

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

This workshop will help you win or grow your business overseas. For businesses that want to e-exportproducts or services, with the Department of International Trade and Santander Bank.

Creative Quarter - Web Design Masterclass with Hallam Internet

Wednesday 19th September 8.30pm – 12.00noon

BioCity, Pennyfoot Street, Nottingham. NG1 1GF

Find out what guidelines you should follow when designing a new website or updating the existing one for your organisation, to ensure that it delivers a seamless user experience, is fast, secure and meets the highest technical standards.

New Art Exchange – Experimental Letterpress – Printing with Pop Press

Wednesday 19th September 10.00am – 5.00pm

Pop Press, 14 St James Street. Nottingham. NG1 6FG

A one-day workshop with Pop Press, exploring letterpress, monoprinting and pressure printing! Expect hands on experience with wood and metal type, lino, cardboard and even lego! You'll get to take home some unusual prints.

Creative Quarter – Ask Digital Drop-In with Fifteen

Thursday 20th September 9.00am – 1.00pm

Antenna, Beck Street, Nottingham. NG1 1EQ

Award winning agency Fifteen's team of digital specialists will be offering free advice at the first of a series of quarterly sessions to assist the people of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire with their digital marketing.

All Partners - The Big House Festival Finale

Thursday 20th September 5.00pm - 8.00pm

Adtrak, Level 3, Chapel Quarter, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6HQ

An evening devoted to The Big House; celebrating the digital and creative people and businesses across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Indulge in some gamification, hear from some of our Big House graduates, ask questions of Big House partners and network with like-minded people over drinks and nibbles.

Ever wondered how you can put a little fun back into your work? Our guest speakers Nader Al-Shamma & Jorge Andrés Martínez, will introduce some basic concepts of Gamification; the use of playful game mechanics in everyday life and work to help increase motivation, encourage greater engagement and foster greater collaboration.

There will also be a Gamification Advice Bar where you can find out more about how to utilise technology to: commercialise your work, create a project, build an app, increase customer engagement, optimise your daily operations or even create you own indie game!

So, join us for an great finale to this exciting Festival week!

NBV - Business Support When You Need It

NBV Enterprise Centre David Lane Basford Nottingham NG6 0JU

Looking to start or develop your creative business?

The creative and digital sectors in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire continue to reach new strengths thanks to emerging companies turning the area into a hotbed of talent. As well as a thriving contemporary art and craft scene, Nottingham has become a centre for software development, hosting the world-renowned video game festival, Game City, now in its eleventh year. Similarly, Derby has a thriving performance art and film scene as well as a wealth of small independent retail outlets.

With interest and investment at an all-time high in these creative and digital industries, the time to launch your enterprise has never been more apposite.

NBV Enterprise Solutions Ltd has been supporting businesses since 1982. The Big House Programme is a bespoke package of support for creative and digital businesses with the aim of providing tailored mentoring to help start your business.

Our creative business advisers will help you to transform your idea into a business with our great package of support and funding tailored to suit you.

Interested to hear what NBV can offer your creative business? Register with us today and choose the Big House Programme check-box, and we will be in touch!