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Educational Experiences for schools, students, business and community groups.

Educational Experiences for schools, students, business and community groups.

The creative digital sector is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, as well as being a place of huge opportunity and potential for bright, ambitious youngsters.

But with so many career paths and skillsets to choose from among a swathe of developing disciplines, it’s not obvious or easy for those emerging from the education system to know how and where to focus their abilities.

SharpFutures Discover offers a variety of packages from school experience days to large-scale events. With access to a range of pioneering creative digital businesses based at The Sharp Project and The Space Project, along with a first class network of industry experts across the UK, SharpFutures Discover offers tasters and career insights into this growth sector. The aim of SharpFutures Discover is to broaden horizons and unlock potential for the creative digital workforce of tomorrow.

Phone: 0161 282 8380 | Email: Discover@sharpfutures.org.uk

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A ‘people on demand’ new entrant service to support the ever changing needs of creative digital business.

A ‘people on demand’ new entrant service to support the ever changing needs of creative digital business.

SharpFutures POD is a pool of entry level, eager to gain experience, new entrants with the ability to provide important, flexible support to fledgling and fast-growing businesses in the creative digital sector.

With members recruited and retained based on a desire to develop sector-relevant skills, SharpFutures POD offer clients the opportunity to bring on board temporary, support staff while also playing a valuable part in young people’s career development.

Committing to a new full-time team member may be a stretch for small businesses, whereas having had the opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ can give employers confidence to commit. Many of the support skills required by creative digital employers are in short bursts on casting days, press days and events; just the areas in which the SharpFutures POD are keen to build their experience and portfolio of clients in. Made up of apprentices, graduates and job seekers with entry level skills in production running, social media, admin and marketing support, SharpFutures POD fulfils a valuable function.

Flexible, adaptive, enthusiastic and on-call to meet your business needs, SharpFutures POD provides a unique support service for creative digital businesses, while helping to identify and bring through new talent in the creative digital sector. Nurturing and supporting the organic development of individuals and businesses on both sides of the employer / employee divide, SharpFutures POD provides much-needed support when and where it really makes a difference.

Phone: 0161 282 8380 | Email: Pod@sharpfutures.org.uk

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Social media content creation, implementation and technical know-how for a lifestyle full of screens.

Social media content creation, implementation and technical know-how for a lifestyle full of screens.

The business benefits of social media are limitless. But the power and potential of tapping into this fast moving area of communications relies on time and expertise; but in short bursts of capacity. These can be event led or timeline led around a TV series or product launch.

From a TV point for view, SharpFutures works with production companies to identify and produce content of huge value to broadcasters in need of assets through which to fuel and drive transmission publicity campaigns. While our team of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube specialists also serve as a social media hit squad for brands and businesses; on hand to support and enhance comms teams at times of increased need, providing a safe pair of hands when it comes to monitoring, engaging and responding to digital dialogue within the parameters of the wider business comms plan.

Despite paid advertising and sponsorship opportunities across social channels growing in sophistication, one truth remains as universal as ever – content is king.

In the modern, smartphone-saturated world everyone is a broadcaster, with the same being true of products, brands and businesses. From TV productions to start-ups and SMEs, building a presence online through smart content creation, can be a powerful means of bringing in new fans and customers, with SharpFutures able to provide everything from strategic guidance through to production and delivery.

The full power and potential of social media is there for the taking, with SharpFutures on hand to provide a powerful injection of enthusiasm and much needed know-how.

Phone: 0161 282 8380 | Email: engage@sharpfutures.org.uk

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A youth channel for young people, by young people.

A youth channel for young people, by young people.

SharpFutures Framed is our area of nurture for emerging producers and directors with a passion and interest in creating youth focussed video content.

Aiming to become a hotbed of talent where budding film-makers can hone their skills and develop their craft, contributors will also be able to benefit from added exposure to their peers, as well as potential employers and content commissioners.

Stay tuned to see what’s next from SharpFutures Framed.

Phone: 0161 282 8380 | Email: Framed@sharpfutures.org.uk

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Clients

Here are some of our happy clients

  SharpFutures is a Creative digital agency that supports young people into employment

SharpFutures is a social enterprise that supports young people into employment in the creative digital sector.

By offering a range of interventions including Apprenticeships, Work Experience and Volunteering,

SharpFutures nurture the transition into work, whilst responding to the fluctuating needs of creative digital businesses.

We SEED ideas through services for education, we NURTURE the best talent we find through employment opportunities

and real work experience, and we GROW through the sale of our business products and services.

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Playit-Manchester

Recently, 2 of our new SharpFutures Social Media placements Kristian and Aleena attended the event PLAY it! at The Museum

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Meet the SharpFutures Executive Directors

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Rose Marley

Director

 Co-founding CEO, SharpFutures Manchester CIC

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Lee Stanley

Director

 Co-founding Managing Director, SharpFutures CIC

Meet the SharpFutures Non-Executive Directors

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Susan Woodward, OBE, FRSA

Founder of The Sharp Project Group

 Founder of The Sharp Project, The Space Project & Creative Digital Champion for Manchester

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Ian Kennedy

Chair of SharpFutures

 Vice President, Technical Operations, Cisco International Limited

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David Sharrock

Financial Director

 Chief Executive Officer at WRG Live

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Malcolm Garrett, RDI, FISTD

Design Consultant

 Creative Director at Images&Co, Ambassador for Manchester School of Art & Co-curator of Design Manchester

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Feedback from Clients

The students loved the experience day and were really considering what they could do with their futures – which is superb. The day was great for inspiring our students and widening their knowledge base about the jobs that may be available to them in the creative digital sector, while giving them a glimpse into what that could look like.

Marina Bowden, Careers Teacher – Manchester Academy

Discover - Schools

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Example – Framed Testimonial

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Example – Pod Testimonial

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