…to drive the development of the Moving Image economy in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, increasing its economic value, innovation, national and international profile…
Focusing on the regions core strengths in Film, TV, Animation and Games, Platform will create an innovative support and advocacy structure that will continue to drive enhancements across the whole of the Moving Image economy.
By engaging with the whole eco-system we aim to foster increased interconnectivity between all parties to ensure future sector needs are met and that the region is identified as a centre of Moving Image excellence.
The delivery of this vision is built around five key pillars: Communication and Collaboration, Skills and Training, Advocacy and Markets, Investment and Funding; and Growth and Infrastructure.
To nurture and facilitate communication between local, national and international companies, educational providers and key agencies.
To foster opportunities for sector specific skills, the enhancement and retention of new talent, and the attraction of existing talent into the region.
To lead on the promotion of the moving image economy and its skills base as an attractive destination for outside productions, inward investment and moving image start-ups.
To increase access to funding and finance streams, enhance investor linkages and help create a greater knowledge and awareness of the sector.
To act as a unified voice in lobbying for and driving investment in the physical infrastructure of the region to continue to grow and enhance the sector.