The area now supports thousands of jobs in these fast expanding sectors and is a favourite place for enthusiastic new start-ups to break into the market.
Within this creative community a unique partnership has now taken shape which is bringing new business opportunities to Battersea and reinforcing its reputation as a centre for London’s creative talent.
The group - named Silicon Junction - includes a range of specialist marketing agencies, designers, independent copywriters, web designers, social media outfits, web optimisation experts, IT professionals and everything in-between. Based around an online hub – siliconjunction.co.uk – they share knowledge, advertise job vacancies, collaborate on large scale bids and work together to raise the area’s profile.
The initiative is the brainchild of brothers Alex and Jack Bremer who co-own 3B Digital Ltd - a digital marketing agency based in the town centre. They came up with the idea following a council run networking event aimed at Battersea’s creative enterprises.
Alex explains more:
‘We’re looking to provide the creative and digital community in and around Battersea with a lobbying voice and a platform from which to launch initiatives and large agency-type pitches.
‘This part of London accommodates a wealth of boutique agencies and creatives. At siliconjunction.co.uk we know we have a very real opportunity to pull together in a collaborative way and bring substantial contracts and commissions to the companies in the area.’
Wandsworth Council’s business spokesman Cllr James Cousins (@jamescousins) said:
‘This is a shining example of the private sector showing collective leadership and a strong vision. Working together this group is able to bid for major commissions which would otherwise be out of reach. They are drawing on each others expertises and have given Battersea an even sharper competitive edge.’
To find out more visit www.siliconjunction.co.uk.