Liverpool Vision is the city’s economic development company which integrates economic development and business and enterprise support.
Invest Liverpool is part of Liverpool Vision and is the investment promotion agency for Liverpool. Invest Liverpool aims to support and accelerate the city’s growth and build a sustainable economy by attracting investment and supporting business growth. Invest Liverpool offers a free and bespoke service to companies interested in growing or establishing their business in Liverpool.
kin™ is a dedicated online resource for creative and digital businesses in the region. Promoting communication and connectivity, the network has an active membership of over 2,500 creative practitioners and professionals.
Covering sectors as diverse as design to data mining, aerial photography to games development, from music management to digital music publishing and distribution – kin™ offers a platform for Liverpool creatives to connect and showcase their work. Members are able to hook up to Twitter to post status updates, import contacts from Facebook and LinkedIn and upload pictures directly from Instagram.
Also in keeping with the open nature of kin™, members are encouraged to post their events, which get added to the popular kin™ events calendar and email blasts, as well as getting shouted out via @kin2kinlpl.
While membership is still only for those based in Liverpool, a directory of talent is open to anyone who needs to find a creative from the region. kin™ also offers a targeted platform for local businesses to find creative talent, with a vetting process to ensure only genuine opportunities make it onto the site, kin™ has become one of the first ports of call for creatives on the look-out for work.
Finally, the kin™ online community is complemented by regular socials and events promoting, collaboration, knowledge sharing and cross fertilisation of professional networks across the region.
kin™ content is ‘owned by’ and therefore driven by its users with Invest Liverpool supporting development updates and providing ‘light touch’ administrative support. kin™ is part of the Invest Liverpool portfolio of services for local creative and digital businesses.
A few words from Liverpool Vision
“We believe that connectivity, knowledge sharing and collaboration are key drivers to sustainable economic growth. These are values which are very much at the core of the Digital Catapult Communities programme and we are delighted to be asked to be one of the first associates in the UK. This provides a fantastic opportunity to add significant value to our existing kin offer by providing a national conduit for information both from and to our creative community.” – Kevin McManus, Investment Manager, Invest Liverpool