MPA Awards Winners 2018

MPA 'Native Creatives'

MPA 'Native Creatives'
Location:UKFast, Manchester
We need you at Native Creatives 2018.

The talent that the creative industry needs, doesn’t know anything about the creative industry.


Our companies are crying out for diversity, in the people we hire and the skills they possess. There are hundreds of smart, savvy people out there just waiting to be inspired, but they often have preconceived notions of the jobs and their inability to access them.

It’s up to us to come together to showcase the breadth of opportunity open to them. So join us, the MPA, the not for profit membership organisation for the Creative, Digital and Media industries in Great Manchester. Native Creatives 2018 will seek to bring greater diversity into the industry and help you secure the hottest talent.

This one-day showcase is an industry first, with industry experts across the creative spectrum uniting with education, recruitment and apprenticeship partners to show the creative opportunities open in the North West.

There will be two sessions planned into the day
1) Day session - 10.00 - 16:00: bringing in 6th form college students from across the North West
2) Late afternoon / evening session - 17:00 - 21:00: attracting undergrads, grads, returners, broader community & parents

How you can get involved:

• Represent your sector to provide relevant, inspirational content.
• Lift the lid on your industry in breakout sessions
• Offer mentoring and job matching opportunities
• Provide one to ones with likely candidates

Keeping the cost contribution as low as possible:

UKFast is kindly providing the venue, which has massively helped getting this event, the first of its kind, off the ground. Of course we understand there would be a cost to your businesses for your time to plan and attend the sessions and any collateral/display. So we are asking for a contribution of just £300 per business to get involved - this will help cover logistics & hard costs of the event.

We’re expecting the many creative, production, digital & media businesses in Greater Manchester to get behind this event, so to register your interest, please reply to by Friday 29th June 2018. It may be on a first come, first served basis.  

When we know the mix and number of agencies & businesses interested, we’ll follow up with more detail on how we see the day and sessions being planned.

MPA team