Want to see what's coming up?
Please see our 'Events' page for opportunities including:
- Free WEAVE LEGO Robotics Workshop - Saturday the 16th of June, 10:00 - 12:30 in Macclesfield Town Hall. 28 places for 8-11 year olds.
- WEAVE Knowledge Bank - Thursday 21st of June, 17:00 - 19:00 at Snow Goose Café Bar in Macclesfield. A 'human libary' of industry professionals available for 18-25 year olds to discuss in groups how to get into the creative & digital industries.
- WEAVE Silken Roots Artist - Exhibition 15th-24th of June 2018, Artist talk at 17:00, 16th of June.
Helping the creative & digital businesses of Cheshire East collaborate and prosper.
The Weave network is an industry-led group to promote the creative and digital sector, address skills gaps and help ensure our businesses can continue to flourish. Cheshire East is home to a thriving creative cluster, this includes a wide range of expertise and specialisms such as programming, software development, game and app design, website building and advertising. Although a majority of the sector’s businesses are small, with around 80 per cent employing less than 10 staff, the borough is also home to a number of truly world-leading businesses. These include: Warner Bros-owned TT Fusion, makers of Lego games, in Wilmslow; ThinkPositive’s newly-established European design centre, in Bollington; Barclays global technology centre, in Knutsford; and McCann, in Prestbury, the largest advertising agency outside London.
The creative and digital sector has grown 30 per cent faster than the average for the economy in recent years and is set to deliver further significant growth in the future as the use and sophistication of digital applications increases.
The Weave name was chosen to reflect the cultural history of the area linked to the textile and silk industry of Cheshire East and of how Weave is helping businesses work with one another to the mutual benefit of the sector.