Launch event for Creative Kitchen

An initiative to nurture and promote collaborative working for the creative sector has launched in Liverpool.

Called, Creative Kitchen, the launch event of a developers’ breakfast at Oh Me Oh My was attended by more than 70 people.

Among them were a team from Draw and Code, who have been commissioned to curate a unique audio-visual experience for Creative Kitchen.

Director John Keefe said: “Coming along to Creative Kitchen is as much about supporting a cause for us, as it is about business development. Yes, the room is filled with ideal customers for Draw and Code, but really we’re here to help build a platform for the creative sector to share knowledge and ideas.

“When I first came to the city to work, I often felt quite isolated in my field, but there’s a new wave of creative businesses in Liverpool now who are joined in the aspiration to instil a more collaborative working environment and it’s great to see.

“Creative Kitchen is leading the way in forming a visible and tangible creative community for Liverpool and I’m delighted that we could support this in some way.”

Paul Hornby, head of e-commerce at Shop Direct shared his thoughts on the event too, saying: “Coming along to events like this help us to learn more about digital innovations and unlock creative potential in our team. You never know the commercial benefit of something until you test it, and the ideas phase of any product or service is crucial so it’s great to learn about new technologies and hear people’s opinions.”

Creative Kitchen continues tomorrow (Thursday) with Grow It, Protect It, a session focussed on accelerated growth within creative industries. Chris Merrington from Spring 80/20 and Steve Kuncewicz from Bermans are guest speakers and will explore opportunities to boost business growth, and offer advice on the legal implications of collaborative working and how best to protect your assets and ideas.

Tomorrow evening, organisers are inviting local businesses to the Creative Kitchen Social and with over two hundred delegates already registered, places are limited.