Matchmaking service to accelerate growth of Scotland’s creative industries

Responsible finance provider, Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has joined forces with Creative Scotland to support the growth of enterprises in Scotland’s creative and cultural industries.

The CultureXcelerator Programme will provide eight ambitious cultural and creative leaders with free one-to-one strategic business support over the next six-eight months from SIS’s selected team of experienced business associates. They include entrepreneurs and experts in finance, the third sector, retail, and strategy and board development.

The new matchmaking initiative has been specifically designed for leaders looking to grow and develop creative businesses, matching each of the eight leaders with one of the programme’s expert associates.

As well as offering bespoke and tailored coaching to help shape their plans for growth, the programme also includes online workshops on defining vision and mission, developing leadership skills and advice on exploring investment options and different revenue streams.

The team of experts includes Marcella Boyle, CEO of Hymans Robertson Foundation, Jane Bruce, experienced social enterprise CEO and leadership coach, Jan Wild, former business performance and planning consultant at Aberdeen Standard Investments, sustainable and community-led housing expert, and former Ethical Property, CEO Peter Allen and Keith MacDonald, senior partner at executive coaching businesses, the Rubicon Partnership.

One such enterprise which has previously benefited from the experience and expertise of being coached by a SIS business associate is Vanishing Point – a charity and theatre company.

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