Irwin Grayson Associates
Finance for SMEs

Creative industries IP investment fund

Northern Film + Media is the regional screen agency for the north east of England. It aims to lead the building of a commercial and expert regional media sector with an international reputation which thrives on creativity, competition and success, attracting investment and talent to the North East of England.

In partnership with TBR Economics and Olsberg | SPI, we were commissioned to review the scope for establishing a fund to invest in exploitable intellectual property. That fund has now been launched as the Design and Creative Fund, managed by NorthStar Equity Investors. It focuses on providing support for the north east's design and cretaive industries sector. Businesses in six areas can apply:
  • Advertising, design and brand communications
  • Performing Arts (with focus on content creation)
  • Publishing (with focus on content creation)
  • New media, games and software
  • Film, TV and video
  • Music (with focus on content creation)