You may know that as well as being the UK’s busiest theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome has an in-house consultancy practice, Creative Shift. Creative Shift is inspired by theatre and the wider arts to work with businesses who want to develop their people and grow their profits.
Clients have included Ernst & Young, St Modwen, Bareface Media, Rewired Media Group, Ammba Digital, UKTI as well as Coventry University, Aston University and the Creative Partnership Board of the local LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership). Creative Shift also provide staff and management training for staff here at Birmingham Hippodrome as well as events with our Leading Ladies business network.
The monthly Creative Shift podcast has just been relaunched. It aims to feature a short explanation of a useful business topic, an interview with an entrepreneur, business leader, academic or policy maker and a quirky perspective on some aspect of life! They are recorded at Kings Heath’s hidden gem – the fabulous Highbury Studio – the studio where UB40, Ocean Colour Scene, Duran Duran and others recorded albums.
This month’s podcast features our former CEO Stuart Griffiths, just a couple of weeks after his departure from Birmingham Hippodrome. Stuart shares the story of how Birmingham Hippodrome has changed under his leadership in the last 12 years, the challenges of opening a newly refurbished (much bigger) Birmingham Hippodrome, building an audience again and the new things that Birmingham Hippodrome has done to become the place that so many people love. So if you miss him already – tune in and hear what he has to say…