Creative Quarter Company to be wound up

Nottingham’s Creative Quarter Company (CQC) is to be wound up at the end of this week, it has emerged.

The CQC has been in operation for a decade, but will be closed down through an agreement by its members to enter voluntary liquidation on Friday March 31.

The Creative Quarter Company was founded by Nottingham City Council in 2012, and since 2016 has been jointly owned with Nottingham Trent University (NTU).

With the regeneration of the Sneinton Market area now complete, the council and NTU have agreed that it is an opportune time to seek alternative ways to work together for the benefit of the city and its communities.

Tamily Cookson, interim CEO of CQC, said: “Although the team and I are sad to say goodbye on behalf of the Creative Quarter Company, we are proud of the legacy that has been created with the city’s Creative Quarter very much established and thriving.

“There are many significant successes to mark as part of this announcement – the evolution of Sneinton Market being a central achievement, not forgetting the many amazing businesses and independents that have flourished to bring investment and employment to Nottingham. Our team and partners can celebrate the lasting impact we’ve had on the city with a now defined Creative Quarter that will remain as a fantastic destination for work, life, and play, as well as being a thriving community for professionals and small businesses.”

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