We’re delighted to be ending the year on a high after finding out that we have been shortlisted for the Impact Award – Sustainable Business in Arts at the LCR Culture & Creativity Awards 2020. 

The award celebrates businesses that are sustainable and make a significant contribution to economic growth within the arts, culture and creativity sector and we’re in good company, with the shortlist including some of the region’s most inspiring businesses. 

Mark Lawler, managing director of Baltic Creative CIC said:

“We’re over-the-moon to receive this recognition and it’s some positive news at the end of what has been a very tough year for so many.  As a team, we’ve worked tirelessly over the last 10 years with our partners and funders to redevelop previously derelict and disused buildings in the Baltic Triangle, bringing them back to life to provide affordable space for the city’s digital and creative community. Thanks to our eclectic mix of tenants, it’s now a hub of activity and collaboration  – something we’re incredibly proud to be a part of. We are looking forward to the awards and everything that the future holds for Baltic Creative CIC and our community in 2021 – watch this space!” 

Baltic Creative Management team (Left to right) Alex, Chris, Alison, Jeff, Mark, Becky and Chris
© Photography by Wesley Storey

Our creative and digital community generated £16.6m GVA per annum in the financial year 2018-19 which represents an increase of over 60% in two years.  

Our CIC model means that we reinvest all our profits into 3 key areas; our Property, the Creative and Digital sector and last but by no mean least, our tenants and community. Read more about how our CIC model works here.

See the full list of awards and shortlist here