3 Creative Lancashire were the first organisation that I approached after deciding to take Hivehaus from a prototype concept into a fully-fledged business. The professional advice business support and network opportunities they provided us with have been essential. I strongly believe that the support guidance and mentoring is fundamental in the creation of new employment opportunities and strong business growth in the region. Barry Jackson Managing Director Hivehaus Ltd Dalton Lancashire Hivehaus Crystalline Lighting by Claire Norcross Being Creative For many the service has become the first port of call for creative business leaders who need help or advice. Generic business support can often appear complex or less relevant to a creative business who has growth ambitions but may define success differently to a manufacturing or engineering business. Creative Lancashire translates business support to help creatives understand it and access it more effectively. Creative businesses tend to be small micro or in some case sole traders. They frequently rely on the Creative Lancashire service to access sector specific support connect with like-minded businesses and peer network opportunities. Connecting business people with each other is one of our key roles our events programme including Conversations in Creativity talks and regular POWWOW creative social happenings have been valuable to businesses.