Last year Creative Society was approached by a small charity, Good Story, seeking to meet a like-minded organisation with a shared vision, to support young creatives. Their profile on the Charity Commission website describes their aims: to advance in life and help young people through:

  • Promoting, supporting and encouraging young people to realise their creative potential
  • Supporting the launch and/or development of creative businesses and enterprises
  • Highlighting and addressing issues relating to young people's progress within the creative industries.

We were curious to meet them and also impressed by their forensic research in finding little old us.

Established in 2013 by the Watts family, Good Story celebrates the memory of Emily Watts, known as Mimi, a young fashion designer who died tragically in December 2012. She had been due to begin an MA in design. Mimi’s family wanted to find a way to help young entrepreneurs struggling to make progress in their creative careers. Good Story was the name Mimi had chosen for her own fashion label. Good Story successfully built a network of mentors who supported many young entrepreneurs with creative ideas. Mimi’s mother, Nicky said “We always want to keep on top of our applicants. We want to get to know them personally to be able to really help them in a hands-on way."

We were delighted to be approached by Good Story and on 30 July 2018 Creative Society and Good Story finally merged. With a focus on supporting entrepreneurs and especially recognising additional support needed for young people with dyslexia, Creative Society is proud to continue the Good Story work through our Creative Job Studio and mentoring projects.