Make Liverpool sits firmly at the heart of the city’s creative and maker scene, where we’ve worked to support artists, makers and small businesses since 2012.
Growing from the Baltic Triangle, where we’ve been based for more than five years, Make encompasses creative space in Elevator Studios – where we run a hub for small businesses and makers to grow and develop projects and ideas – with 18,000 square feet of maker space on Regent Street, amidst the growing cultural cluster of Liverpool’s north docks.
Make is the culmination of six years of research, planning and development from directors Alex Kelly, Kirsten Little and Liam Kelly. We combine, arts, textiles, education and mentoring backgrounds with our own experiences of running a business, to plug gaps in resources and provide support we struggled to find when we were setting up our own business.
In Baltic, the city’s creative and digital cluster, Make supports small businesses and artists with flexible, accessible space in the area’s bustling Elevator Studios. At the North Docks, we’re housed slap bang in the middle of the city’s spiritual engine room, where things have been made and fixed for hundreds of years.
Our two venues are open to members, residents and the public. We’re a place to work from, run workshops, events, and exhibitions; we’re a space for workers, makers, students and tutors; for artist’s talks and creative events; small parties, launches, meetings and exhibitions.
We have a strong sense of our place and pride in our work here in Liverpool. We believe in self-sufficiency and sustainability, and aim to remove barriers to people joining the economy by making things themselves, or starting their own business and becoming self-sufficient.
Make is a place to share skills, make, fix and create; to learn and to teach; to try and tweak. We combine high tech ideas with traditional crafts; experienced hands with new skills. It’s a place to collaborate and create; a magnet for creatives, makers, dreamers and doers. Join us.
Kariki Studio is a unisex, baby and childrens wear line. Run by Susannah Garfit the name Kariki is derived from two Swahili words – Karibu and Rafiki – meaning Welcome and Friend. The latest range uses all organic cotton grown in East Africa and made into clothes at a fair trade factory in Arusha, Tanzania. It is printed here in the UK and sold on Not on the Highstreet, Etsy, local craft fairs and www.karikistudio.com you can find us on Instagram @karikistudio.
A collective of freelancers who bring their own style and perspective to a brief. What if our creatives were carefully selected, assessing portfolios and working styles to determine how suited candidates are to the way we collaborate – no tyrants, no passengers. What if our aim was to deliver beautiful, effective results for our clients and both sides enjoyed the experience? What if we were honest, communicative, encouraging, enthusiastic, inspired, approachable and very proud of our work?
Outloud burst onto the PR scene in 2005 with a desire to deliver campaigns that offered real and tangible results through positive client/consultant working relationships.
Our aim is to drive PR and communications forward in line with our client’s aspirations and convey the right messages to the right people. This philosophy means that our clients not only choose to stay with us but recommend us to friends and colleagues, resulting in the bulk of our work coming from referrals – and you can’t get better than that!
Becka Griffin Illustration
Whether you love cheese, space, tea, gin, cycling, biscuits or dinosaurs I am sure to have an alphabet, card, print, mug or notebook which will appeal to you… just take your pick! I have complete gifting solutions – including co-ordinating wrapping paper and greetings cards – for all occasions.
I create a range of illustrated alphabets – inspired in no small part by a trip to visit my cousins in Australia where I discovered the game “Scattergories”. I loved the idea of thinking of a word beginning with a certain letter to fit within a particular theme. page.
NORTH DOCKS. RESIDENTS
The Beautiful Ideas Co
Beautiful Ideas LaunchPad is a platform for social innovation in North Liverpool, delivered by Hub Launchpad and the Beautiful Ideas Co. Designed to be accessible, innovative and inspirational, LaunchPad targets six key growth opportunities in North Liverpool, supporting projects and sustainable business ideas in these areas, with investment opportunities.
A 12-week commitment helps demonstrate ideas, builds networks and support collaboration, developing projects to become investment or contract-ready. Whilst the impact of the programme is firmly rooted in the city’s North End, LaunchPad Liverpool is international, accepting cohorts and ideas from communities around the world.
Allan Wills founded the label Deltasonic Records with his partner Ann Heston in 2001. The name is an amalgamation of two ideas, Blues, so Delta, and Sonic is from Sonic Youth.
The discovery of The Coral gave Alan the impetus to bring his idea of a new guitar-band label to life by starting Deltasonic.
The label originally had a joint venture deal with Sony, . The partnership was a gamble for Sony that was motivated by chairman Rob Stringer and president Muff Winwood‘s love of the label’s roster, and their belief that guitar music was on the rise. The venture proved a success with millions of albums sold world wide.
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