Creative Ely shortlisted in the 2013 Ely Standard Business Awards

by admin on September 4, 2013

Ely Standard Business AwardsWe’re delighted to announce that Creative Ely has been shortlisted for the Business in the Community Award at the Ely Standard Business Awards – and we couldn’t have done it without you!

Since founding in November 2012 we’ve grown to over 200 people who are connected to us via Meetup, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, as well as those of you who just jot down the date in their diaries each month.

The group is organised by Sue Keogh and Jake Lowery of Sookio, an Ely-based web content and social media agency. After helping to organise a similar Cambridge-based group, CamCreative, Sue saw that a something similar was needed in the Ely area.

“I kept going to events in Cambridge and bumping into Ely people,” says Sue. “As time went on I became more and more convinced that we needed something in Ely for the creative community where we could make connections, share experiences and generate work opportunities for each other.”

As well as the meetups we’ve been showcasing local talent to the community is through the eye-catching Creative Ely posters, which you’ll no doubt spotted round town and at our events. Each quarter a new poster is designed by one of our members, giving them the opportunity to display their work to Ely residents and potential clients. If you want to design the next one, let us know!

We’ve also been forging links with Ely College, generating ideas for opportunities where we can share wisdom and offer students a real-world taste of working in the creative industries.  Hopefully this will help encourage young people to take up the arts and continue building a strong creative community in Ely.

The Ely Standard Business Awards take place on 4th October and we’re facing strong competition from businesses doing great work in the community. Thank you for making it such a vibrant community – and wish us luck!

More information

Find out how to volunteer your time with Ely College: Could you inspire a generation of young people?

Come to our next event: Creative Ely on Meetup.

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