20th January 2000

 

HULL BOOST FOR CREATIVE KNOW-HOW

 

Hull businesses are set to benefit from a European-funded project to share the media and design skills and facilities of the Hull School of Art & Design and Hull Time Based Arts.

 

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside’s development of 42 High Street with its specialised media and art facilities is providing an exciting opportunity to strengthen relationships among Hull’s creative industries.

 

Together with Hull Time Based Arts and City Vision, the university is offering a free consultative service for businesses to tap into their considerable experience, which it is expected to make a positive impact on the local economy.

 

Related projects by Hull City Council offer workspace and Hull Time Based Arts provide specialised production facilities and business support, creating a cluster of developments which it is hoped will accelerate the development of the city’s emerging cultural quarter.

 

Organiser Peter Atkinson-Dell said: “New and existing businesses will have easier access to academic expertise and services, and there will be the scope for development for further higher level skills training for individuals and companies.”

 

The university project offers free consultation to eligible businesses to help develop research work and partnerships.

 

The knowledge and skills of ULH graduates will be a valuable resource for local businesses looking for high calibre employees.

 

Ends

 

For further details contact Peter Atkinson-Dell on 01482 440550.

 

Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk