Creative businesses based in West London
If you have a creative business in London, you are probably aware of the Creative Enterprise Zones (CEZ). This is an initiative started in 2018 in designating areas where creative businesses and individuals can find affordable workspaces. Other programmes addressed by the initiative are Employment & Skills, which provides training and advice to individuals pursuing a career in the creative industries, the Community Creatives Network, which helps artists network and collaborate, Marketing and Branding to attract new businesses to the area, and Business Engagement and Supply Chains.
Hounslow Council is one of the areas which has been designated in this initiative and, as a West London creative company, we are proud to work near some great businesses and people in the area.
This scheme has had a significant positive impact during the pandemic, helping many companies find an affordable home, as well as helping many people get training and new employment. Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: “The Creative Enterprise Zones programme has proved to be a valuable spring board for cultural enterprises right across the city. Throughout the pandemic, it became a life-line for creative businesses and artists, providing support for them when they needed it most.”.
So let’s take a look at some of the great creative businesses that have found their home within Hounslow Council.
Sky is a company name anyone in the UK would recognise. From Sky TV providing us with endless shows and films, to original Sky productions, we’ve all enjoyed their work in one way or another at some point. The Sky Group Headquarters is based in Isleworth, right here in West London.
Another household name which has set up an office within Hounslow Council, specifically in Chiswick Park. With Clifford the Big Red Dog getting his own statue in Leicester Square after the movie’s release in 2021, and the new Scream screening at cinemas all over London, Paramount continues to be a titan of the film industry.
Another massive name in our local area, potentially one of the biggest creative businesses in the world, The Walt Disney Company also has an office in Chiswick Park. Despite losing some money due to Covid-19 shutting down their amusement parks, their productions and streaming service remain very strong.
West London does not only attract and find office spaces for big, global companies like the above, we are also home to many smaller great businesses. One of these is Watermans Art Centre, based in Brentford in the council of Hounslow. The centre includes a cinema, theatre and gallery, as well as a cafe and restaurant. It’s a great place for any day or evening out.
Another Brentford based company, Octink is an award winning signage and display company. They provide services in Display Graphics, Signage and Hoardings, helping various brands around the country.
The Creative Enterprise Zone initiative has had a great impact on the area, as it is now home to 3% of London’s creative employment, 46% of London’s television and broadcasting activities and 68% of Hounslow’s creative employment. You can read more about the scheme and its benefits on our council here.
And of course, another one of the great creative businesses in West London is Nostairway!
Our office is based in Chiswick, in the Barley Mow Centre and we are always ready to take on our next project. So if you are based in West London and require video production services from a local company, contact us today for a chat and free consultation.
As a video production company in London, we often get asked how much it would cost to produce a video ourselves. The truth is, with the right equipment and some know-how, you can save a lot of money by creating your own videos. Of course, there is an initial investment involved in purchasing the necessary equipment.
However, once you have your own set-up, the sky is the limit in terms of what you can create. And if you’re willing to put in the time to learn the ropes, you can start producing high-quality videos that will save you money in the long run. So if you’re looking to create video content on a budget, don’t be afraid to go DIY. With a little effort, you can create professional-grade videos that will help you save money and reach your target audience.