Innovation case study: Making craft work (1)

Vanessa Swann

Q: What makes Cockpit Arts different from any other creative business environment?

A: We are the only UK business incubator of its kind to focus exclusively on craft-based businesses.

The range of business owners we work with is wide, ranging from young people referred to us by The Prince’s Trust’s Enterprise Programme; graduates moving on from starting out on their kitchen table; second careerers following employment in industry; and more established business owners with ambitions to take their craft business to the next stage of growth, including employing others.

The spectrum of business type is also wide, from artist makers to independent master craftspeople and from batch producers to more scalable businesses.

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