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Set The Bar is an informal gathering for the design and creative community in Leicester. Our aim is to encourage more knowledge sharing and collaboration within the creative businesses in Leicester, but we see no reason why we can’t have a good time doing so, meet new people, listen to some talks and get inspired to raise our game.
Stop the EU: I Want To Get Off
It’s no secret that on June 23rd, for a bunch of reasons no-one can seem to agree on, Britain voted to leave the EU. This has widespread implications for business and in no small way the Creative Industries. We'll take a look at what Brexit means to the creative industries, the threats, opportunities and what we can do to insulate ourselves against any potential downturn.
Join us on 2nd Nov 6-8pm at Manhattan34 where we’ll have a range of speakers on hand to help answer your questions.
James Riley, Founder & Managing Director of effect digital
James has been working as a digital professional since 2000. Initially as a programmer focused on website build and development, he progressed his career to encompass all areas of digital marketing and strategy. Cutting his teeth working for big brands such as Lucozade, Carlsberg and WKD in the internet’s hay day moving on to setup effect digital in 2008. effect is a digital marketing agency delivering creative, measurable solutions that have their client’s business objectives at their heart. Their client list includes the Roundhouse, Red Tractor Foods, Panache Lingerie, Marshall Amplifiers and the RAF Association.
Dr Rachel Granger
Reader in Creative Industries, Programme Leader for the MSc in Business Management in the Creative Industries, Director of the research group for Cultural and Creative Industries., and author of the monthly creative speaker podcast from podbean, and the “Post-Recession Economy” by Sage (2016).
Having researched the performance of creative industries in several urban economies since the turn of the Millennium, Rachel’s recent work has begin to look at the role of Brexit on the UK’s creative industries. In particular, Rachel is interested in how the UK’s Creative Industries exports will be affected by UK’s weakening global brand, and how the removal of live knowledge and cultural exchange as part of the Single European Market will shape their sustainability through changes to idea fertilisation and innovation.
Additional Speakers TBC
Set The Bar Events are supported by the LCB Depot & Leicester Business Festival
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Set The Bar are events for experienced creatives working for Creative & Digital Agencies, Design Studios & Production & Event Companies across Leicestershire. If you work in advertising and marketing (B2C or B2B), have a fondness for design, the creative craft and generally being inspired, then this is the event for you.