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Lancashire County Council recognises the crucial role that creativity and innovation play in driving the economy and have established the Creative Lancashire team - dedicated to the sector and here to help raise the profile of Lancashire's creative talent.

Creative Lancashire realises the economic potential in companies and organisations.

Creative Lancashire is here to strengthen existing businesses, support new enterprises and to raise the competitiveness and profile of the creative & digital sector in Lancashire. The team have the expertise, contacts and drive to help you achieve your potential through providing:

  • Advocates for creativity & design
  • Build collaborations & networking opportunities
  • Creative & digital business advice
  • Information on finance, funding & growth

Creative Lancashire have recently published a report to illustrates the economic success and impact of the creative economy across the Lancashire region.

The study provides an up-to-date picture of the area’s creative economy to inform strategic priorities; and to identify opportunities to develop growth and resilience in the creative economy.


To request a print copy email: or tel: 01772 536648

Talk to us!

Committed to the cause we are always looking for ways to improve our service to you. By building effective business networks we can open up dialogue, introduce you to new contacts and help you to build your profile.

For more details on our current projects take a look at our Programmes section and feel free to get in touch.


  • Andy Walker

    Head of Service

    Head of Business Growth & Innovation at Lancashire County Council’s economic development service.

  • Ed Matthews-Gentle

    Senior Projects Officer

    Development of strategic projects & partnerships, delivery of creative business support and co-ordination of the events programme.


  • Ann Jordan

    PR Director - Benetimo Health & Digital

  • Beverly Wood

    Creative Director - Beverly Wood Design

  • Charles Hadcock FRBS, DL

    Chairman – Creative Lancashire

  • Glenda Brindle


  • Jonathan Ball

    Design Associate – Design Council

  • Maria Murray-Carmichael

    Head of School – Art, Design and Fashion: University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  • Michael Conlon

    Chairman - Conlon Construction

  • Michael Gibson

    Managing Director - Miralis

  • Neil Harris

    Head Relationshiop Manager - Arts Council England

  • Peter Mileham

    Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire

  • Phil Holifield

    Business Projects Manager - University of Central Lancashire

  • Ruth Connor

    Chief Executive - Marketing Lancashire

  • Susanna Boccaccio

    Director - Brilliant Trees Media

  • Tony Attard OBE

    Group Chief Executive - Panaz Limited

  • Tony Prosser

    Managing Director - RealTimeUK

  • Wayne Hemingway MBE

    Champion - Creative Lancashire