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Business Growth Pipeline

The Business Growth Pipeline is Generator’s bespoke service, developed to provide ambitious North East based SMEs with the right conditions to achieve:

Full Growth Potential – Increased Turnover – Expanded Workforce

 

To find out how YOUR business can access this support click here!

  • DREAM WIFE // DIY AND THE TIPPING POINT PRESENTS

    23 Jan

  • Thinking Digital Sessions: Brexit for NE Digital Industry

    24 Jan

  • Recruitment Masterclass

    26 Jan

  • Ladders: Film, Music & Software courses

    6 Feb

  • Lean Startup Masterclasses

    8 Feb

  • Spotify Masterclass

    8 Feb

  • Overcoming Leadership Challenges

    16 Feb

  • Digital Music Marketing Masterclass

    15 Mar

  • Evolution Emerging 2017

    27 May

DREAM WIFE // DIY AND THE TIPPING POINT PRESENTS

23-01-2017 20:00

The Tipping Point is pleased to announce its partnership with DIY Magazine as part of their Hello 2017 tour with headliners Dream Wife topping the bill at The Cluny 2 on Monday 23rd January.

Having previously been featured on The Tipping Point earlier this year, the Icelandic-Brightonian punk-pop three-piece have had a whirlwind twelve months, earning huge praise online following the release of their self-titled debut EP back in March, signing to Lucky Number Records (Haim, Hinds) soon after its release and capping the year off supporting fellow future indie megastars Black Honey on their UK tour.

Support on the night comes from two of the region’s most exciting acts right now with Hartlepudlian teens Plaza and Newcastle dream pop outfit Seeing Hands confirmed on the bill, ready to showcase the rude health of the North East music scene going into 2017. With three high calibre emerging acts on the lineup, Hello 2017 Newcastle is sure to help kick off the new year in style.

Tickets available via SeeTickets here.

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Thinking Digital Sessions: Brexit for NE Digital Industry

24-01-2017 17:30 Campus North

If Brexit is going to happen, what good is there for the tech sector? There must be opportunities there, surely?  Transition will be turbulent, but how can we help shape something worth it on the other side? What should we be campaigning for? How does the North East’s voice get heard? What can we learn from other countries with specialised tech sectors?

Brexit for the Digital Industries in the North East

Digital Futures powered by Generator presents the first ‘Thinking Digital Sessions’, to try and find some answers. Join Generator and Thinking Digital to discuss these issues over a drink and hear from policy expert and social entrepreneur William Perrin.  He’ll be providing insight from groups in Cardiff and London,  and discussing any positive potential he can see. Then join in a moderated discussion on how we get something out of Brexit for the digital industries in the North East…

William has run tech and Brexit sessions for the Carnegie UK Trust charity/think-tank and this discussion will feed into a forthcoming report by Carnegie on the opportunities and threats of Brexit for the technology sector.

Registration: 5.30pm – 6.00pm

Session: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Networking: 8.00pm – 9.00pm

Refreshments will be provided.

Brexit for the Digital Industries in the North East

‘Digital Futures’, Generator’s business support programme, is designed to meet the business development needs of the North East’s creative and digital businesses.

This programme is part-funded by England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. Places at this event are FREE OF CHARGE for creative and digital businesses based within the North East LEP area* thanks to ERDF funding.

*County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear

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Recruitment Masterclass

26-01-2017 09:00 Tyneside Cinema (Figgis Room)

Generator’s ‘Digital Futures’ business support programme presents a masterclass to refresh your recruitment best practice. Join James Blackwell, CEO of Ronald James Group, the region’s leading digital and tech sector specialist recruitment agency as he shares valuable insights into talent attraction, recruitment and retention.

This informative and interactive session will provide insight into how to:

  • Build awareness of your business
  • Identify your staffing needs
  • Source candidates
  • Attract, manage and retain talent
  • Benchmark your salary and benefits offer

Join us on Thursday 26th January to benefit from James’ experience, expertise and analysis of recruitment best practice to refresh your HR strategies for 2017.

EVENT DETAILS:

Thursday 26th January, 9.00am to 12.00pm

Registration: 9.00am – 9.30am

Session: 9.30am – 11.30am

Networking: 11.30am – 12pm

VENUE: Mike Figgis Room, Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG

 

This event is part of ‘Digital Futures’, Generator’s business support programme, is designed to meet the business development needs of the North East’s creative and digital businesses.

Based on research and feedback from the market and informed by its extensive network of industry partners and business leaders, Generator’s provision will enable creative and digital SMEs, start-ups and potential entrepreneurs to benefit, flourish and function in a competitive business environment.

This programme is part-funded by England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. Places at this event are FREE OF CHARGE for creative and digital businesses from North East England, thanks to ERDF funding.*

 

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Ladders: Film, Music & Software courses

06-02-2017 16:00 Newcastle City Library

We’re back with the second round of our free, creative enterprise programme for young people aged 18-24.  With the decline in careers advice in schools, colleges and universities, Ladders is aimed at preparing young people for a career in the creative and digital industries. Led by industry mentors, develop skills under the guidance of people who really know their stuff, along with guest speakers and panellists from local businesses, studios and venues.
We’re offering three courses in Music, Film & TV and Software Development, all starting on February 6th. 

Courses will include:

  • Skills development. Learn how to code, mix tracks, or create storyboards, to name but a few.
  • Confidence. How to approach employers and sell yourself.
  • Company visits. Past visits included BBC studios, Tyneside Cinema and O2 Academy.
  • Building networks. Meet potential employers and people in industry.
  • Employability support. Work in teams to develop projects and increase professionalism.
  • Guest speakers and panel talks.
  • Enterprise support. Thought about starting a business? We’ll take you through, step by step.

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‘Digital Futures’, Generator’s business support programme, is designed to meet the business development needs of the North East creative and digital businesses.

Based on research and feedback from the market and informed by its extensive network of industry partners and business leaders, Generator’s provision will enable creative and digital SMEs, start-ups and potential entrepreneurs to benefit, flourish and function in a competitive business environment.

This programme is part-funded by England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020

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Lean Startup Masterclasses

08-02-2017 09:00 Campus North

The following event is ran over two days, Feb 8th and 15th. Attendance at both is mandatory. Sessions run from 9-5 each day.

Following the success of last year’s sessions, we’re back with more dates of free Lean Startup Masterclasses.
You may have already heard of The Lean Startup, Business Model Canvas, Minimum Viable Product, Pivots. You may even have already taken a course, but have you fully applied the process?  If so, then these masterclasses will take plans and ideas, and turn them into action.

If not, you’ll gain an understanding of how this simple process has revolutionised the whole process of business planning and execution.  It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s wonderfully effective.  Consider it as an injection of Dilithium Crystals to simplify and accelerate the growth of your business to warp speed.

This event is part of ‘Digital Futures’, Generator’s business support programme, is designed to meet the business development needs of the North East’s creative and digital businesses.

This programme is part-funded by England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. Places at this event are FREE OF CHARGE for creative and digital businesses from North East England, thanks to ERDF funding.*

*County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear

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Spotify Masterclass

08-02-2017 17:00 The Toffee Factory

Spotify Artist and Manager Masterclass

‘For the first time in 20 years, the music business is enjoying economic growth. It’s predicted that industry revenue will double in the next 10 years, with success fueled by paid streaming subscribers and the competition between platforms to get them.AWAL, The State of Streaming in 2016

Streaming has been shaping the music industry’s landscape for a number of years and will continue to do so for some time, Spotify is a key player in the streaming game but how can artists and managers make the most of the platform and opportunities afforded by streaming’s continued growth? Generator are pleased to welcome Drew Lam from Spotify’s artist and management team to present this invaluable masterclass which aims to provide all the information and tools artists and managers need to build their presence on the platform.

The session will cover:

  • General on-boarding and setting up on Spotify
  • How to build listeners and followers
  • Product/artist tools update
  • How playlists work
  • How to measure performance via Spotify data

This event is only available to artists and managers, places are limited so please apply for a place on this event by completing the form below.

Places at this event are FREE OF CHARGE for music businesses based within the North East LEP area* thanks to ERDF funding.

*County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear

This programme is part-funded by England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020

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Overcoming Leadership Challenges

16-02-2017 14:00 The Core, Science Central

Leading a growing digital business is challenging, and it can be a lonely place for business owners and founders. Making changes without compromising the happiness of staff can be difficult, and Generator are pleased to welcome Dr John Marrin of Marwel & Co., who has over 26 years of experience in helping businesses overcome leadership issues.

This workshop will address the following four recurring challenges experienced by leaders growing a digital business:

  • How to attract and retain the best staff?
  • How to encourage employees to take the initiative to enable growth?
  • How to maintain a dynamic culture as the company grows?
  • How to change managers from administrators into effective leaders?

This will be an interactive event, and we encourage you to share your thoughts and experiences throughout. Follow up support will be available to those who want to cover the challenges they are experiencing or any other aspect of leadership in greater depth.

This event is part of ‘Digital Futures’, Generator’s business support programme, is designed to meet the business development needs of the North East’s creative and digital businesses.

Based on research and feedback from the market and informed by its extensive network of industry partners and business leaders, Generator’s provision will enable creative and digital SMEs, start-ups and potential entrepreneurs to benefit, flourish and function in a competitive business environment.

This programme is part-funded by England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. Places at this event are FREE OF CHARGE for creative and digital businesses from North East England, thanks to ERDF funding.*

 

*County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear

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Digital Music Marketing Masterclass

15-03-2017 10:00 Loft Music Studios

Back by popular demand, Generator’s Digital Marketing Masterclass features insight and practical advice from special guest David Riley, responsible for the digital marketing campaign for The Prodigy’s multi-platinum selling album Invaders Must Die among others.

Whatever type of music business or artist you are, social networking and direct-to-fan online tools are integral to your approach. For a start, they are mostly free, and are used every day by almost everyone. Online marketing and promotion offers you easy access to your target audience, but maybe there are better ways to do it, or maybe better ways to use them.

The session will cover:

  • The online tools available.
  • Practical, bespoke advice to you through expert tuition and group case studies and practical tasks.
  • Key digital marketing and promotion tools, communicating effectively on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Making the most of video content.
  • How to build your fan or customer base.
  • Managing mailing lists.
  • How to analyse your Facebook and digital data, and take advantage of it.

About David Riley

David Riley has worked for the past 9 years at the forefront of the growth of digital marketing within the music industry. Spending 4 years as the head of digital for Cooking Vinyl records, 4 years as marketing director of Good Lizard Media and more recently as a freelance marketing and media consultant.

Having spearheaded the digital marketing campaign for The Prodigy’s multi-platinum selling album Invaders Must Die, he has gone on to consult and implement album and single campaigns across EDM, Rock, Metal and folk artists and labels. David wrote the BBC’s official Social Media Policy in 2012, working also within film and TV marketing for the BBC, Channel 4 and Jamie Oliver.

Places at this event are FREE OF CHARGE for music businesses based within the North East LEP area* thanks to ERDF funding.

*County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear

This programme is part-funded by England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020

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Evolution Emerging 2017

27-05-2017 00:00 The Cluny

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Presented by the UK’s leading music development agency, Generator and now in its ninth year, Evolution Emerging is the North East’s biggest event for new music and annually presents over 40 exciting emerging artists in some of the region’s best independent music venues, located in the thriving Ouseburn Valley.

The event continues to unearth countless new artists from the North East and beyond and has previously showcased notable performances from the likes of Nadine Shah, Hyde and Beast, Lanterns on the Lake, Beth Jeans Houghton, Eliza and the Bear, Lisbon, Shields, The Lake Poets and Lulu James.

For more information and to buy tickets please visit evolutionemerging.com

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