Spike Design
Spike Design has been created specifically for ‘desk based’ creative businesses with a focus on design businesses and all related disciplines including film and TV production, new media, architecture and marketing.
Application Form
Entry Criteria
We understand that micro businesses go through many different and diverse manifestations from ideas stage onwards, and therefore we assess all applications for Incubator status on an individual basis. Businesses will have between one and four employees.

Alternatively, you can apply for a commercial space if your business is established and you are looking to expand your location. See www.spikeisland.org.uk/office-space/

Spike Design businesses need to be ambitious, innovative and willing to develop. We encourage you to take full advantage of the varied business development activities both in-house and locally. Please complete this form with as much information as possible, if you have difficulty in answering any questions then please give us a call on 0117 929 2266 or email Spike Design Coordinator Jane MacFarlane at Jane.Macfarlane@spikedesign.org.uk.

You and your business
Name
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Business Name
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When was the business established
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Address
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Postcode
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Contact tel.
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Email
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Website
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What is the nature of your business or idea? Or, if you have an idea, please describe what it is and its current state of development
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Your market
Who are your customers?
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What are you offering them?
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What differentiates you from the competition?
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How large is your actual / potential market?
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How easy / difficult will it be to penetrate your market?
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Resources
How is your business funded?
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Who is involved in the business and what are their core competencies?
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What additional resources do you require?
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Your vision
What are the short and long term aims of your business?
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What obstacles will you need to overcome in order to achieve your goals?
If you have a written business plan, please email this to jane.macfarlane@spikedesign.org.uk in support of your application
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Spike Design
Why do you want space at Spike Design?
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What do you hope to gain from Spike Design?
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How did you hear about us?
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The next step
Once we have received your application we will assess it quickly to ascertain if your business (and stage of business) is appropriate for Spike Design, and if we have the physical space available. We will contact you within five working days of receipt of your application.

If we think you and your business would benefit from being part of Spike Design, we will invite you to come in for a meeting to talk through your business needs in more detail. Once we have all the relevant information in place we can then move to agreeing space and terms. The whole process from start to finish should take a maximum of one month.

If you are a trading business we may ask for your last set of accounts and two client references.

At Spike Design it is important for us to get the right mix of businesses and people. We are committed to dealing with your application in a professional and efficient way and to work with you through the application process.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to receiving your application.

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Spike Design
Spike Island
133 Cumberland Road
Bristol BS1 6UX
T +44 (0)117 954 4000
F +44 (0)117 929 0583
jane.macfarlane@spikedesign.org.uk
www.spikeisland.org.uk
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