Animex Talks online 

The Teesside based international festival of animation, Animex, has announced it will be going online for this year’s festival. 

From 21 September to 2 October, the festival will bring you an online programme of talks from animation and VFX studios. 

Founded by Teesside University in 2000, Animex is usually held in May but was postponed this year due to Covid-19. 

A range of speakers from the biggest studios will be talking about their productions and the Animex Exhibition and Screen that you know and love is all now online. 

Animex Talks is a free online event and you can get involved by registering here. 

Back to Business Fund launched 

Mayor Ben Houchen has launched the Back to Business Fund which will help small and medium sized businesses in the region as they begin to recover from Covid-19. 

Available for businesses in the hospitality, tourism and events industries the fund will allow firms to access specialist advice and guidance in areas such as HR, accountancy, legal, financial, health and safety, IT and digital 

Grants are available from £1,000 up to £3,000 per application and a directory of companies offering their services can be accessed online. 

You can find out more here. 

Bradbourne Digital makes new appointment 

Boho Five based Bradbourne Digital has this week announced the appointment of its new Head of Business Development. 

Having owned a small business for eight years Stephen Downey hopes to join the team to continue its growth going forward. 

Congratulations Stephen, we’re happy to have you in the Digital Teesside community! 

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