ProConnect is an exciting programme of support for small creative companies, freelancers, related businesses and graduates working in or aspiring to work in the film and TV industry, running across Greater Manchester and Hertfordshire.




Open to pre-starts, start-ups and established SMES (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), the scheme will run over two years delivering a series of workshops, one-to-one interactions, networking events and small business grants on offer for Hertfordshire-based companies to access specialist consultancy advice to support growth.

What kind of workshops will ProConnect offer?
We are keen to tailor the programme of activity to what you want, and will be reaching out to eligible businesses to hear your views on what you would find useful! We will try where possible to be flexible and responsive to the needs of our ProConnect members.

Topics likely to be covered over the course of the programme include:

  • Government tax breaks and incentives available for content makers and how to access them
  • Marketing yourself or your business to the film and TV industry
  • Self-assessment and business advice relevant to SMEs in Film/TV
  • What funding is available or how can I finance my film or TV programme?
  • How to make your hotel or venue more attractive to film and TV crews looking for accommodation and locations and how to improve your visibility to them


No details available.

How to apply

Please email with your business address and company details to be added to the mailing list for ProConnect Manchester.

For more information and to register to ProConnect Hertfordshire please visit or email

Who can apply?
This programme is aimed at small businesses (less than 250 employees), working in the film and television industry, as well as businesses outside the industry that could benefit from the film and TV industry. This includes small businesses and sole traders working in the following areas:

Production companies, companies making screen content
Facilities companies, for example production hire companies, catering companies, camera hire Sole traders and entrepreneurs, e.g. crew
Supply chain companies, e.g. hotels, visitor attractions, potential filming location venues

How much will it cost to take part?
The great news is the programme is 100% paid for by the ERDF programme, making it free for businesses to attend!



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