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Latest grant awarded by the Mo Siewcharran Fund to Profile Books

A £5,000 grant has been awarded to Profile Books to support a Marketing and Publicity Assistant (currently being recruited here).  The grant is awarded by the Fund set up in memory of former Nielsen Books Director, Mo Siewcharran, who died in June 2017. Commenting on the Awards, Mo’s husband John said: “Mo was passionate about both […]

The Financial Times to sponsor Creative Access development programme for alumni

According to a recent OFCOM report, employees from an ethnic minority background are less likely to be trained or promoted or be given pay rises. As a result we have formally launched our Development programme which we’re over the moon that the Financial Times are supporting. Josie Dobrin, Chief Executive of Creative Access said: “We have been […]

An animated evening for a Publishing Masterclass in Bristol…

Creative Access hit the road for the first of three events in partnership with The Publishers Association. Aimed at encouraging under-represented audiences to pursue a career in publishing, we were thrilled to be hosted by Aardman Animations in Bristol for our first Publishing Masterclass of the year… Set in the offices of the Academy Award winning […]

Media Coverage

Lovely People – A commentary by Editor of the Bookseller

“The problem, to borrow from Lee Child, is that the bar was set too low (and for too long), and we have yet to sail above it.” Philip Jones, Editor of the Bookseller, writes a commentary piece about the survey of Creative Access interns published in the Bookseller. See his musings in full here.

Creative Access survey of publishing industry shakes up the book trade…

The Bookseller publish the results of our survey of all those Creative Access has placed in publishing roles. With a mixed bag of results, three quarters of respondents said that their internship confirmed that they did want to work in publishing, but 32% of said they had found it difficult to progress through the industry. […]

Mo Siewcharran grant awarded to Profile Books

Book Brunch, the publishing trade’s daily news magazine, reports on Profile Books winning £5,000 to help support a marketing and publicity assistant from a BAME background. Profile marketing director, Niamh Murray said: “We’re delighted to welcome a Creative Access intern to Profile Books, and particularly honoured that it’s under the Mo Siewcharran Memorial Scheme. Colleagues at Profile […]


Different Pioneers, Same Journey | Armani Ur-Rub

To be in theatre or to not be in theatre? Our former Creative Access intern from the Royal Shakespeare Company, Armani Ur-Rub decided to go with the former option and shares his journey into the Arts with us… It’s not uncommon to finish university and struggle to find your first job. In fact, I reckon […]

Motivated by the love of journalism | Zouhir Al-Shimale

Earlier this year, Creative Access hosted a session for over thirty former journalists who are now refugees in the UK, on behalf of the Refugee Journalism Project. Two of the participants subsequently spent time here in the CA offices to understand more about what we do and how we work. Zouhir, who grew up in Syria, […]

It’s not about the Burqa … Mariam Khan’s story

From Parks & Rec to professional publication, our former Creative Access intern at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Mariam Khan, writes about her career journey to date and what led her to releasing her debut book ‘It’s Not About The Burqa’… After leaving University, I knew I wanted to be involved in publishing but I didn’t […]