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Medway Enterprise Gateway

  1. 1. The Medway Enterprise Gateway
  2. 2. Regional context <ul><ul><li>8,000 businesses in Medway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>350 creative businesses in Medway + many suppliers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative sector in SE grew by 28.4% in 1995-2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Double rate of growth of rest of UK </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>£46.5Bn turnover </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1,700 KIAD students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Potential 7,000 population in 06 with combined campus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>But </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Perceived isolation and poor environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy </li></ul>
  3. 3. Local support for new creative businesses <ul><li>Advertising Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Art/antiques trade Crafts Design </li></ul><ul><li>Designer fashion Video, film, music & photography </li></ul><ul><li>Music and the visual performing arts </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Computer games, software, electronic publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Radio and TV </li></ul><ul><li>KIAD </li></ul><ul><li>Interior Design & Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Media (& multi-media) </li></ul><ul><li>Product Design </li></ul><ul><li>Fine Art </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion </li></ul><ul><li>University of Greenwich </li></ul><ul><li>Architectural Design </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic and Digital Design </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape Design </li></ul><ul><li>Business Studies </li></ul><ul><li>University of Kent </li></ul><ul><li>Visual and Performing Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Internet and Multimedia Design </li></ul><ul><li>Culture and Business Studies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Matching business needs with support ? Coordinated Business Support Pre-start >>> Start >>> Early growth >>> Consolidation/development Business Management Skills >>> Practical, On-site >>> Breadth and depth of support develops with business Creative Skills, IT & Marketing Support Education >>> Specialised support Facilities & Community >>> Hatchery >>> Subs Workspace >>> Commercial Workspace and Property Information and Training The Prince’s Trust Voluntary Sector Other Incubators Private Sector Medway Education Business Partnership Chamber of Commerce Universities
  5. 5. Gateway management MEG Steering Group Jay Choudhry (Puretone) Russell Plunkett (BLK) Julie Perry (SEEDA) Kathy Wadsworth (MC) Andy Back (Avon-Dale) Dalia Halpern (CAC) Paul Robinson (Vines Cntr Trust) Jeffrey Brown (Univ of Kent) MEG Team Alastair Dean (BLK) David Hawkins (KIAD) Wayne Saunders (MC) Tracey Manley (Ch of Com) Contractor? Security, Catering, IT eqpt supply & support
  6. 6. Our mission <ul><li>The Medway Enterprise Gateway will help people in the Region turn their creative skills and ambition into commercial success. We offer facilities, access to business services and a network of organisations and advisors who can help young businesses to form and start to grow. </li></ul>
  7. 7. A modern working environment 3 meeting and training rooms Exhibition space Administrator & access control 6 hot desks with PCs Broadband internet and email Networking and coffee area
  8. 8. Hatchery layout
  9. 9. How do I start a creative business?
  10. 10. Join the network today
  11. 11. MEG Online <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Contact details </li></ul><ul><li>Why and how to join </li></ul><ul><li>Booking facilities and advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Directory </li></ul><ul><li>eZine – News – Features - Events </li></ul><ul><li>Networking forum </li></ul><ul><li>Creative exchange - business leads and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Business directory </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion to customers </li></ul>
  12. 12. An integrated Enterprise web? Geographical Scope Sectors Targeted SEEDA (All Enterprise Gateways) Medway Council (Medway Business Portal) MEG Portal
  13. 13. MEG objectives <ul><li>Improve business startup rates and survival rates </li></ul><ul><li>Will build data on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Average cost of support for each startup. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average wealth that each business brings to area - survey. </li></ul></ul>4 3 3 Businesses receiving broadband S7 4 3 3 Adults receiving skills training S6a 4 3 3 Businesses receiving advice S2 4 3 3 Businesses using incubator S1a 15 15 10 Learning opportunities C3a 4 3 3 New businesses created C4a 4 3 3 Jobs created C1a Yr3 Yr2 Yr1
  14. 14. Current issues… … negotiating property and management relationship aspects of next phase of implementation SEEDA Contractor BLK/MEG Steering Group Weak Liaison relationship   SEEDA Contractor BLK/MEG Steering Group + SEEDA L&P rep
  15. 16. The Enterprise Network The Enterprise Network The Enterprise Network The Enterprise Network <ul><li>Enterprise Network – defined minimum standards, terminology, services. </li></ul><ul><li>Family resemblance – Enterprise Network as a ‘silent brand’ - applied discreetly to all shared pages to show consistency of presentation, terminology etc - but not for active promotion. </li></ul><ul><li>Individual pages to be classified according to sector/region and branded with owner/partner logos and contact details </li></ul><ul><li>Some design variation according to target sector/location/sponsor. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows individual projects to be developed independently. </li></ul><ul><li>Dimensions </li></ul><ul><li>Sector </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor </li></ul>www…..                                               The Enterprise Network The Enterprise Network Sector The Enterprise Network
  16. 17. We can help you go MAD! All underpinned by TECHNOLOGY Vision Marketing Doing Administration
  17. 18. Gateways and Hubs <ul><li>Enterprise Gateway </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business support in targeted communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small/early start-ups - creative sector focus in Medway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses in community and incubator (80/20) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include Social Enterprises - reinvestment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Hub/Innovation Centre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge-based or tech transfer/spin-off from academia and larger companies (Greenwich Univ, BAe) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech resources in incubator or in ‘parent’ org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation, growth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community Enterprise Hub </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on voluntary/community sector </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Joining MEG and progressing Progression coordinated with other facilities Based on Time and Cost push/pull. Hatchery Joiner Shop Subsidised Commercial Membership or rental cost
  19. 20. UK context <ul><li>Nearly 15,000 design jobs were lost in the UK in 2002. Most from large consultancies employing 50 or more, who lost 32 per cent of their personnel. </li></ul><ul><li>Middle-ranking consultancies escaped economic gloom. Those with turnover of £100-250K were up 10%. </li></ul><ul><li>Design Council </li></ul>