A new website dedicated to helping creative businesses in the city grow has been launched today by Bristol Media, which helps support, develop and grow the sector in the West of England.

Called Bristol Media Mentors, the new initiative has brought together a group of the city’s leading creative entrepreneurs and business people who work across the digital, design, animation, TV and film production and publishing sectors to offer virtual mentoring support to creative businesses in the South West region.

To access the free service, members log on and post a sector specific or general business question. The question is then automatically sent to all mentors and the response then shared by being posted on the site, allowing any Bristol Media member to contribute and share their experiences too. A running archive of all the answers will also be available for members to refer to at any time, giving them access to a whole host of business support that they can refer to as and when they need it.

Bristol Media will also be running face to face mentoring sessions and organising roundtable sessions to talk about specific business challenges over the next few months.