Supporting creative businesses
Specialist business support became a relatively new phenomenon in
this millennium. Driven by the needs of business owners who need a
little help from people who have stood in their shoes. People who get it. People like Andrew
Patrick and Ray Hanks. Like many things in life which work spectacularly well, the benefit of the
‘specialist’ approach has been comprehensively washed away in the spending review. So, let’s
take a deep breath, embrace the ‘Big Society’, and get on with it.
The business dynamics for creatives are significantly different from other sectors. From talent
management to IP development and protection, from the madness of free pitching to the dilemmas
of competitive pricing. The issues are characteristically complex but the opportunities immense.
Creative entrepreneurs are typically passionate about what they do but often distracted by
business basics. A little help can go a long way in lowering barriers to business growth.
PHP offers assistance to all creative business, from micros to large corporates, and in all sub-
sectors. Its independence and permanency makes it different from any other specialist support.
If you have loads of money, we like you a lot. If you have no money at all, we still like you enough
to talk. We’ve never said no to helping someone who asks nicely, even if it means a pro bono chat
on our patch. Or perhaps there’s a collaboration opportunity, where we can invest in each other.
Andrew and Ray are also consortium partners of The Apps Factor, launching in Summer 2013.
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Supporting Emerald Sky Festival
As one door closes - Creative Times
Making experience pay - Creative Times
If it ain’t broke - Creative Times
Time to ditch the pitch - Creative Times
Getting our talent back - Creative Times
Creative Wigan - City Model
Andrew Patrick - The Website
Ray Hanks - The Website
Optu TV - Collaboration Partner
Pervasive digital media - Creative Times
Sir David Jason’s directorial debut, Writer & Co Producer Ben Sweet with Co-Producer Shane Hamill from Emerald Sky Films,
Executive Producers Jill Kemp and Barry Reed with Tina and Ray Hanks - Angels Film Awards Monte Carlo.
Best Short Film - Best Director - Best Producer - Best Script
Best Leading Actor (Adrian Dunbar) - Best Supporting Actor (Lee Ingleby)
Life Time Achievement Award for the legendary Sir David Jason OBE
‘ALL THE WAY UP’
FESTIVAL VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Supporting the amazing Creative Community at Bussana Vecchia - for a stunning vacation rental.
Bussana was founded in the second half of the ninth century when the coastal region was repeatedly
attacked by Saracens. In 1429 it had 250 inhabitants and it was granted autonomy from the Maritime
Republic of Genoa, with most of the current buildings being built soon after. In 1947 immigrants from
Southern Italy started illegally settling in the ghost town. After a few forced evictions by the Italian Police
in the 1950s the authorities ordered the destruction of all first floor stairways and rooftops. Despite this in
the early 1960s a group of artists, the Community of International Artists (now International Artists
Village), decided to move to Bussana Vecchia.
Despite periodical confrontation with the authorities (the latest eviction order was issued in 1997 when all
buildings were declared property of the Italian Government) the community is still living there, selling its
handiwork to tourists, and organizing artistic events. For creatives all over the world, this is a
unique and affordable place to visit and stay. Follow this link to make contact with quintessential
Englishman Colin Sidney-Wilmot, who will be happy to welcome you to one of their fabulous vacation
rentals. You won’t regret it.
Link for more information
SUPPORTING EMERALD SKY IN MONACO