Digital Arts & Creative Technology

Digital and Creative Innovation set to supercharge post pandemic in Cheshire and Warrington as business leaders come together

Global and regional business leaders in digital and creative innovation are set to join forces through the new free ‘Hive Network’ launch event on Tuesday 2nd March at 3.30pm discussing ‘Digital Innovation Post Pandemic’1.

The Digital Hive, a co-working space based in Macclesfield, is launching a new network to support digital and creative innovation in Cheshire and Warrington. The ‘Hive Network’ is a series of free virtual events taking place once a month, helping businesses to be inspired, get support and collaborate through this time of rapid digital growth.

Key companies2 within the area have already welcomed the initiative as the Hive Network sets to reach all types of businesses who recognise the need to harness digital and creative innovation and work together. Global leaders, innovative tech start-ups, agencies, small businesses and freelancers are all invited to be part of the network and attend the launch event on Tuesday 2nd March at 3.30pm.

The launch will bring together the community of likeminded businesses and esteemed keynote speakers talking about “Digital Innovation Post Pandemic” followed by a panel discussion and Q&A as part of the Hive Inspire Series:

Keynote speakers include:

Mike Ryan, Futurologist, Fusion Futures “Digital innovation in a brave new world post pandemic”

Jo Baker, Technology Innovation Consultant for AstraZeneca “Utilisation of cutting-edge technologies & adaptation in a virtual world”

Clare Hayward, MBE, Director of Cirrus and Chair of Local Enterprise Partnership “Being agile and harnessing the power of digital technology ”

Clare Hayward, MBE, Director of Cirrus, Chair of Local Enterprise Partnership for Cheshire and Warrington. “The Hive Network is an exciting and much needed platform to bring businesses together to connect and support each other through this time of rapid change. We have always known, that within our region, we have a thriving hub of digital and creative innovators and I think the Hive Network helps to put us on the map, helping businesses to harness the power of digital and creative innovation through sharing best practice and collaboration ensuring that we sustain and grow the local economy.”

The Hive Network event series sees 3 types of events rotating monthly. Events will take place once per month for 1.5 hours and set to help support businesses be inspires, access support and network and collaborate.

  • Hive Inspire

Format: Keynote speakers with panel discussion and Q&A.

Aim: To inspire thinking & raise aspiration by ensuring content is relevant and inspirational.

  • Hive Support:

Format: Inviting experts in their field to talk through best practice for helping business to thrive.

Aim: To help businesses to thrive by facilitating & signposting support networks & information.

  • Hive Collaborate:

Format: Formalised networking sessions to help businesses within the sector to connect, chance to showcase project work and platform for collaboration requests.

Aim: To showcase best practice, raise business profile to enhance networking & collaboration.


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Hive Network Champions include SIGMA, McCann Manchester, mediafour, Embrace Marketing, Piing and SHIFT.