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One Thoresby Street Announce New Directors

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Following internal recruitment from the studio membership, One Thoresby Street welcomes three new studio directors; Ellen Angus, Freddy Griffiths & Sophie Mackfall.

Published May 5th

The new directors will replace Tristan Hessing who is moving on to develop his new venture ‘Future Makers', an ambitious new open access creative maker facility for the East Midlands region based in the Trent Basin.

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Modern urban living in and amongst refurbished lace factories and warehouses. On-trend independent retailers and many bars, restaurants, cafés, galleries, arts cinema and theatres. A buzz in the daytime and a rhythm at night.

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Nottingham Trent University, the UK’s University of the Year, has a Creative Quarter campus. Nottingham College is investing £58m in a new skills hub. Confetti is expanding fast. Metronome is open for business and learning.

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Easy-access offices and workshops. Co-working and incubator spaces. Top-notch commercial premises. CQ supports entrepreneurs and creative businesses before they start trading, to start trading, and to grow.

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Investment and business location in Nottingham support the growth of our creative economy. The Creative Quarter offers the right skills, the right location and the best opportunities in the East Midlands’ fastest growing city.

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