The Partners

The successes of The Last Mile programme in Birmingham would not have been possible without the expertise and vision of the creative organisations working directly with the beneficiaries.

Click on the organisation names below to find out more about the Birmingham Partners of The Last Mile programme, and the innovative methodologies that they employed.

Creative Management Group

Personal Management Service


Birmingham Repertory Theatre

  Deliverer of the Technical Apprentices Programme; Pen2Paper EQUAL Writers Attachment Programme; and Young REP Mentoring initiative.

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University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

 Leading the development and delivery of the New Hopsitals Arts Project.

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Core Marketing

Deliverer of the 2007 BDI Industry and Genius Awards.Creative Management GroupLeading on the Industry-Ready Musician Development Programme.

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Digital Birmingham

Identifying how the Birmingham Last Mile e-publishing platforms can align with the Digital infrastructure that is being developed to enable Birmingham to become a Digital City, and close the ‘Digital Divide’. 

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Clever Cherry

Developer of e-commerce platforms &

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MSR Music Ltd

Responsible for the Musician Development Programme, including the first Birmingham Gospel Choir.

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Book Communications

 Responsible for the New Writer Development Programme.

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Creative Insight

Creative Support Service

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Audiences Central

Creation and Delivery of the Creative Compass campaign.

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Production of the Creative Compass Film

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The RBSA Gallery

Responsible for the Professional Development Programme.

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MADE (Midlands Architecture and the Designed Environment)

Deliverer of the MADE in Eastside initiative. 

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Definitely Red

 Responsible for the Creative Channel showcase.

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Birmingham City Council's Arts Team

Responsible for the Skills & Commission Ready programme.

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UCE Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre

Lead for the EQUAL jewellery designer-maker placement programme.  

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Optima Community Association

Delivering the Mentorship Programme in collaboration with Emma Larkinson, Public Art Consultant. 

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Deliverer of the Interdisciplinary Support Programme.