Creative Capital Fund

Useful Links

Creative London and LDA network:

Creative London The strategic agency for the creative industries and part of the London Development Agency (LDA), the Mayor of London's economic agency for business and jobs. The Creative Capital Fund is one element of the Creative London programme.

London Development Agency Investor in the CCF and Regional Development Agency for the Greater London. Its task is to manage the economic development and regeneration of the region, to promote business efficiency, inward investment and competitiveness, enhance training and skills, and contribute to sustainable development.

Business support:

Centre for Creative Business Not-for-profit joint venture between London Business School and University of the Arts London offering management courses and events to educate and equip creative industry management teams who want to grow their businesses

Creative Business Accelerator Business support programm offering intensive advice and training to creative businesses with high growth potential who are looking to raise finance.

Business Link For London Practical advice for businesses in London

NESTA National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. Three programmes, Invention and Innovation, Fellowship and Education help turn ideas into products, services or techniques, support exceptional people to pursue their creative goals and enable inventive steps in learning.

UK online for Business  DTI-led partnership between industry and government that helps businesses make the most of their investment in information and communication technologies

Trade Partners UK Government organisation helping UK companies achieve their export potential. International trade teams are active in over 200 posts worldwide and are available in over 40 UK offices

Tomslaw Free online law documents and templates

EIS Association Association of member companies and firms which are involved in the promotion of the Enterprise Investment Scheme ('EIS') for the benefit of small to medium sized enterprises

Startups Website with information relevant to start-ups, including information on raising finance

HBV Enterprise Not-for-profit support agency operating across 12 local authorities in East London to provide business support and loans 

ACTeglobal Management development company focusing on BME businesses

Office space:

Thames Innovation Centre Located in Bexley, the Thames Innovation Centre is an ultra-modern new business centre comprising state of the art workspaces for high growth potential start-ups and SMEs. 

Professional bodies:

British Venture Capital Association Information on raising venture capital finance. In particular, see their free publication 'A Guide to Venture Capital' and their searchable database of VC companies.

Law Society The regulatory and representative body for 116,000 solicitors in England and Wales. Includes a directory to search for a solicitor.

Institute of Chartered Accountants The largest professional accountancy body in Europe. Includes a directory to search for an accountant.


SMART Awards Grants to help individuals and small to medium enterprises research and develop technologically innovative products and processes.

j4b Searchable database of grants available to companies by geography and sector.

Creative Organisations:

Film London Agency for the film and media sector in London

PACT UK trade association representing and promoting the commercial interests of independent feature film, TV, animation and interactive media companies

AXM Venture Capital Limited is authorised and regulated by the FSA.

The Creative Capital Fund acts for the funds it is contracted to manage or advise and not for any other client. It will not act for or be responsible for providing investor protection to any other party. Entrepreneurs, co-investors and others working with the CCF should be aware of this and should not expect to be treated as clients of the CCF.

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