SMEs and the Arts – Shared Values of Creativity and Entrepeneurship

The creative and entrepreneurial sectors are facing unique challenges and opportunities. Arts and business leaders share many behaviour traits in terms of creativity, innovation and breaking boundaries. The most important thing is that we are in love with what we do. We also have access to some amazing communities where what we do makes a real difference.  It takes over our lives and the impact of Covid has highlighted and sharply brought into focus how we must evolve and adapt in terms of our skills, our offering, our location, and our connection with our stakeholders be they audiences, the local community, clients, teams and investors.

Hoxton Hall has been serving its community since 1863 and we are one of the few remaining Victorian Music Halls in the UK. We are in Shoreditch near Old Street and offer a diverse offering from plays, comedy and music to running a free youth arts programme for Hackney Council. We are proud to be deeply embedded in the local cultural and business communities.  We also offer Hoxton Works which is a business hub of offices for socially responsible and creative businesses including digital, architecture, arts and food & drink sectors. Our clients have thrived in this fast growing part of London.

Business leaders and owners are increasingly driven by ESG as potential investors place higher value in firms that follow sound principles in how they operate within the business including employee engagement and also how they operate externally in the community and with clients. 

Businesses in the City of London, the southeast and the rest of the country are all assessing and responding to the demands placed on the future economy including flexible living and flexible working. Businesses still need a base, a hub from which they can continue to challenge and compete in the market and a hub that they can use for those important team sessions that inspire creativity and innovation. But the financial realities of the market today and for the foreseeable future means the leasing market needs to be proactive and supportive by providing leases and office space that can be refined to each business’ need, which, at this time, is flexibility. 

 

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