Over our 2 sites at Blick Malone and Hill Street, we supported 31 small creative businesses to grow their businesses.
80% of our resident creative businesses believed their businesses wouldn’t be as successful if they weren’t based at Blick.
90% of businesses based in Blick who had previously been trading saw an increase in their turnover since being based in Blick, with 70% seeing an increase of 30% or more, including increases of 50%, 100% and 150%.
Blick resident businesses were either new businesses, moving from home or new to Belfast, 60% moving from a home based business, 27% were brand new businesses that only started trading upon moving into Blick and the remainder were new to the city, moving from various locations abroad.
Blick encouraged young people to start creative businesses, the majority of our residents in 2015 ( 67%) were below the age of 34.
Blick supported approx. 350 creatives at FREE creative industry networking and business events.
Feedback from our networking event attendees included enjoying: “Meeting like-minded people. Hearing success stories and the same type of ‘hesitant’ stories. Realising everyone gets going the same way.”