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Creative Access Christmas Masterclass & End of Year Awards 2014

Yesterday, we were delighted to host another fantastic masterclass at our offices in Freuds. And with it being Christmas and our final session of 2014, we thought we’d take the festive opportunity to invite all of the wonderful people who have helped Creative Access grow from strength to strength. From our bright and enthusiastic interns, members of the board and of course our amazing media partners, last night’s event was a great chance for all of our friends to network and a chance for us to say thanks.

The evening started with some speeches from a few of our former interns who kindly shared some of their experiences and explained how Creative Access helped them launch their careers. Having placed over 250 interns since we started in 2012, it was great to hear all about their time in the creative industries.

Dominic Grant was our very first intern to be placed and secured his internship at Marv Films. He still works for the Kick Ass director Matthew Vaughn and said “Creative Access were fantastic. All the staff are so helpful and went above and beyond their duties. They helped me out a lot.”

A huge thanks to all the interns who spoke last night:

  • Dominic Grant, former intern at Marv Films
  • Ziyaad Desai, former intern at ITV Studios
  • Khaleda Rahman, intern at News Shopper & Daily Mail
  • Natalie Adams, former intern at Paines Plough
  • Monique Meledje, former intern at Hot Key Books

Our media partner Dawn Beresford from CPL also said a few words on how Creative Access helped increase the company’s diversity levels. She said “When I first started CPL, I was their only form of diversity. Now we’ve placed 3 interns through Creative Access. I now walk around the office and see a lot of BAME colleagues that I didn’t bring in so it shows that Creative Access has really made a positive difference.”

Next was our very special Creative Access Awards which aimed to honour some of our exceptional media partners.

Creative Access Industry Awards 2014
Music & Theatre:
EMI Trust
WINNER: Paines Plough

Advertising, Marketing & PR:
WINNER: Ian Johnson PR

CPL Productions

Random House
WINNER: Hachette
Little Brown
Pan Macmillan

Trailblazer award:
WINNER: HarperCollins
Neal Street Productions
Penguin Random House

Special Contribution:
WINNER:The Publishers Association
The Donmar Warehouse

A massive thank you to everyone who came last night to help make it a wonderful celebration of Creative Access’s achievements.