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Screen businesses often find themselves working project to project, struggling to establish a business model that can last. Creative Enterprise: Evolve is a unique opportunity for creative companies working in storytelling to focus on building a sustainable business in the film, television, video game, animation and immersive media industries. 


Designed by investors with a wealth of experience investing in thriving screen businesses, Evolve has been created for screen businesses with real ambition and who are seeking investment to grow. 

The programme will take on 20 top companies from across the English regions and prepare their company for growth through a series of one-to-one sessions, investor introductions, pitching platforms and combined peer-to-peer group workshops, intended to challenge and prepare companies for the further investment and growth. 

Successful applicants will receive an in-depth review of their business at the start of the programme to better understand their performance and market position. Over the six-month programme each participant will receive up to five tailored one-to-one sessions with Creative England advisors, as well as access to pitching sessions and group combined workshops. Every business, team and product is different; this programme works collaboratively with you to select the mentors, advisors and industry experts who bring the insight you need to help your business evolve. 

Evolve is run in partnership with the UK Business Angels Association and funded by the BFI

This is an exclusive programme with limited spaces available, please check the eligibility criteria before applying. Companies must apply before 5pm 15th February for a chance to access the support programme.   

To find out if you are eligible for Evolve read the guidelines here and check out the FAQs.


Apply here