The British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) is to launch a North West branch in Liverpool this autumn, reflecting the rapid growth of the digital sector in the region.
Bridget Beale, managing director at BIMA, said: “We’re really glad that such an exciting city will now have its own BIMA regional group. We’re looking forward to seeing how BIMA Liverpool can help to augment and promote the innovative work which is already being done here.”
BIMA represents and supports the British digital industry, sharing knowledge and best practice and encouraging the future generation of digital industry leaders. Three existing regional BIMA branches in Scotland, the South (centred on Bournemouth) and Bristol are flourishing, prompting the creation of the North West branch.
Ian Finch, managing director of digital agency Mando Group, will lead the new branch as BIMA’s regional specialist, encouraging digital professionals of all backgrounds and disciplines to come together to build relationships.
The launch event in September will commence with a Directors’ Dinner for agency founders and C-level industry execs on Wednesday 30th September, with a Breakfast Briefing the following morning at the offices of Amaze.
A calendar of regular events will follow, including twice annual Directors’ Dinners, quarterly Breakfast Briefings and additional support for other local, regular creative industry events, such as ‘Creative Kitchen’ hosted by Studio Mashbo.