Kim Knowles has joined Cultivator as trade and investment manager.
Run by Creative Kernow, Cultivator is a business development programme which supports the creative sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Knowles’ role includes providing bespoke packages to support SMEs through a combination of free workshops as well as one-to-one business mentoring.
Once a business has completed the workshops, it will be able to apply for a one-off export development grant to enable it to investigate its export potential.
Previously, Knowles has held senior director positions for sports fashion clothing brands and has over a decade’s experience delivering DIT services in the West Midlands as CEO of a trade association looking after creative businesses. More recently Kim has been commercial director of a ladies’ fashion clothing manufacturer.