Liverpool creative and digital business hub Baltic Creative CIC secures 10 new tenants in second half of 2023 and nine renewals. Tony McDonough reports
Baltic Creative CIC has signed up 10 new tenants at its creative and digital business hub in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.
They have all signed up for space at the facility in the second half of 2023. It also reports that a further nine existing tenants have renewed their leases. This takes the total number of businesses at the hub to more than 100.
Developed in a previously derelict industrial area just outside Liverpool city centre 14 years ago, the Baltic Triangle is now a thriving district. It was recently voted the coolest neighbourhood in the UK by Time Out.
One new tenant is Lasso Group. This is a venture that supports film and TV rights holders, managing their content across digital platforms. Having initially occupied space in the Creative Campus in 2022, the team has expanded into a new office at 16 Jordan Street.
Notable renewals include Milky Tea, an award-winning video game development studio, which recently announced a new partnership with video gaming group, Aonic.
It originally made Baltic Creative CIC its home in 2013 and, over the last 10 years, has grown within Baltic Creative’s spaces, now settling into a large space at the Creative Campus.
Further renewals include Inclusive Companies, a leading membership body specialising in equality, diversity and inclusion in business, and Kindred LCR, an independent CIC offering investment and support to socially-trading organisations.
Marketing and PR agency, We Are Pink, also returned to the area this year, securing one of Baltic Creative’s prime shopfront units at 46 Jamaica Street.
Within the creative hub at Northern Lights, Baltic Creative has also welcomed four creative businesses.
Social research organisation, Shortwork, and Lyon & Lyon, a creative design agency, joined the Northern Lights co-working space, whilst pottery studio, Bisque-It, and florist, Esther Thorn, secured private studios for their businesses.
Lynn Haime, chief executive at Baltic Creative CIC, said: “This year has been incredibly busy, and we’ve welcomed some brilliant, innovative businesses to the community.
“We’ve provided continued security and flexibility for some of our longstanding businesses and worked with our current tenants to find them new spaces to support their growth.
“The Baltic Creative model aims to work with organisations of all sizes, providing them with the tools needed to evolve – however that looks for them.
“We love to see our tenants grow from small sheds into larger spaces, keeping brilliant minds and thriving businesses within our neighbourhood and city.”