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Susan Hallam MBE is the new Chair of the Creative Quarter Board

Mon 26th Nov 2018

by CQ

Susan Hallam MBE, founder and CEO of Nottingham-based Hallam Internet, has been appointed as Chair of the Creative Quarter Company that is jointly-owned by Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham City Council.

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“Nottingham’s creative economy is performing strongly. It was great that the recent update of CBRE’s UK Creative City rankings saw Nottingham rise from 14th to 9th.”

“I think we could benefit from having a city-wide creative industries strategy and from our energetic, creative community featuring more strongly in our city promotion story. The Creative Quarter has a key role to play in both and I look forward to making my contribution.”

“In the New Year I will get out to meet with creative and digital industry colleagues, to hear what they have to say about how best we can work together to grow Nottingham’s creative economy building on its many business success stories."”

Craig Chettle

““It has been a privilege for me to Chair the Creative Quarter Board and I am pleased to be staying on as a Director. I believe Susan Hallam has a range of experience and personal qualities that will be of enormous benefit to the company as it moves firmly into the next phase of its development. Her very relevant success in founding and building Hallam Internet speaks for itself””

“The Creative Quarter is a really important part of Nottingham’s economic strategy and the source of many of the new high-value jobs that are being created here. I want to thank Craig Chettle for his sterling work as Chair of the Board, and to welcome the appointment of Susan Hallam, a senior and successful business person, as the new Chair, as a mark of the importance of the Creative Quarter and of its potential to contribute even more to Nottingham’s future economic success.”

“Nottingham Trent University is pleased to be partnering in the work of the Creative Quarter Company. The University is internationally recognised for the breadth and strength of its creative curriculum and our graduates develop careers at the leading edge of professional creative practice across the world. Alongside our global impact, we are also committed to supporting the development of local creative and digital businesses, which are crucial to the growth and vibrancy of Nottingham’s economy. We’re very pleased to welcome Susan as Chair of the Creative Quarter Company Board and look forward to working with her to move Nottingham’s already vibrant creative economy forwards.”

Susan after delivering a Social Media Masterclass for the Creative Quarter's Big House business support programme

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