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Malcolm Garrett to help Manchester creative businesses


The world-renowned designer behind iconic artwork for Buzzcocks, Simple Minds and Duran Duran, has become an ambassador for creative small businesses and entrepreneurs in Manchester.

Malcolm Garrett has been appointed by Business & IP Centre Greater Manchester, an organisation which provides advice on protecting intellectual property.

Garrett will promote the Centre to the region’s creative small businesses and entrepreneurs. He will also bring his experience in the design world to advise how best the Centre can develop and expand by raising the profile of its work across the region.

“The BIPC is an incredible resource for entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs from across GM which offers information services, business support and opportunities to learn from other entrepreneurs,” he explained.

“I am excited and honored to be supporting the BIPC in its mission to give start-ups and small businesses the strongest start and help local SMEs to innovate and grow.  Being an Ambassador plants my feet more firmly within the Manchester creative business community.”

Garrett is also Ambassador for Manchester School of Art and co-founder of the annual Design Manchester festival, now in its eighth year. Creative Director of IMAGES&Co he was awarded an MBE in 2020 for services to design.

“Manchester Central Library’s BIPC is an exceptional space where local businesses old and new can seek advice and support that will help them grow,” added Councillor John Hacking, Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for Skills, Employment and Leisure.

“Malcolm Garrett will be a fantastic ambassador for the service.  He is a pioneer in his industry and has a wealth of experience in the creative business community – and I’m sure he will provide that essential inspiration for businesses looking to develop and expand.”

The centre is a partnership between Manchester City Council and The British Library.

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