Partnership boost for Accredited Creative Enterprise Zone

Waltham Forest Council is working in partnership with cultural industry experts Nordicity and Creative United to engage with local stakeholders over the next three months to develop a Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) at Blackhorse Lane.

The aim is to promote understanding of what a Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) can offer in terms of business support, networking and to facilitate and grow skills pipelines.

Working with the Mayor of London, the Council would like to promote and support the development of an Accredited Creative Enterprise Zone to "put this area firmly on the map".

The Blackhorse Lane area of Waltham Forest is a rich and varied creative ecosystem attracting local creative enterprises, freelancers and makers. 

As the creative sector recovers from the impact of COVID-19 this is also an opportunity to reimagine these opportunities and to establish long-term support amongst peers, stakeholders and the council.

If you are interested to learn more or to participate in online discussions and events please email or

For any inquiries you may have for the Council, please contact

Picture credit - Penny Dampier