Funding allocated to Film Festival Fund

Film festivals give audiences the opportunity to engage with a wide range of British and international films, celebrating the rich diversity of life in the UK and beyond. The BFI has allocated Lottery funding of £1 million per year, for the four years from 2013-2017, to the Film Festival Fund. As part of the Audience […]

Should tech companies have a rural base?

Two recent articles in the Guardian have been debating this issue at length but what are your thoughts? Are schemes such as Silicon South helping or hindering? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Nick Goode writes: Time to shift the focus on tech startups London’s Silicon Roundabout is feted as the home of […]

Call for Expressions of Interest for Consultancy Services

Silicon South Strategy Development Call for Expressions of Interest for Consultancy Services  Silicon South is working on behalf of the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership to develop a strategy for boosting the digital creative economy in Dorset. In the next 12 months, Silicon South has committed to undertake a series of research and feasibility studies which […]

Incubation for the future?

Incubation and acceleration programmes are on the rise and are a key focus for Silicon South.  Recently Nesta, in association with the UK Cabinet Office, released its findings on what makes these programmes successful in  the report “Good Incubation”.  The report looks at international programmes including impact accelerators, co-working spaces and impact investors to provide […]

Creative Industry Survey 2014

The Wow Company and The Drum have recently released their latest benchmarking report with some interesting statics on top performing creative industry agencies. You can read the report here There’s a wealth of information but here are a few interesting snippets: 78% of agencies are planning on recruiting new staff in 2014 with recruitment agencies being […]

Why Dorset is the best place to live in the UK

We here at Silicon South make no secret of the fact we love Dorset and think everyone should live here! Recently it’s come to light that we aren’t the only ones who think so.  Here are a few articles that highlight why Dorset is a great place to live and a great place to have […]