Creative Lancashire Creative Lancashire play a crucial part of ensuring that the benefits of a national programme like ours is channelled to the right businesses. Through the specialist knowledge of its diverse client base its advisers continue to play an important role in making sure our support reaches those where it can be most effectively translated into tangible economic benefit. Helen Lazarus Head of Design Support Programmes at the Design Council Researching identifying and analysing future trends is at the core of what we do bringing insight and intelligence to future-proof your brand and inspire innovation in products services and experiences. Chris Sanderson The Future Laboratory and presenter Channel 4 TVs Home of the Future We also need to ensure that other sectors have the expertise and tools to compete e.g. for cyber security skills for data protection cloud computing for increasing convergence of IT Internet of Things and communications technologies as well as technical and media skills to produce content across multiple platforms. We were one of 3 organisations in the UK who were invited to become a regional partner of the Design Council to represent the North West and to help promote the national Design Leadership Programme. With 10 years of successful delivery this national programme is recognised and supported by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills BIS. After 18 successful years in business RealtimeUK was ready to launch itself into the next phase of growthCreative Lancashire helped connect us with The Design Council who helped guide us through every step of the process. The project resulted in a powerful set of new marketing assets and a brand were proud of. Tony Prosser MD of RealtimeUK Westby Lancashire Creative Digital businesses are the early adopters of new technologies therefore in a strong position to lead more traditional sectors in bringing about change. New products services and markets come from new ideas new thinking. Creative business people are experts at finding creative solutions to problems searching for new and improved ways of providing the things we need. Entrepreneurs are inherently creative never satisfied with what we have now but always thinking about what could be. Chris Sanderson at BIG 2014 Design Council at BIG 2014 7 Entrepreneurs are inherently creative never satisfied with what we have now but always thinking about what could be.