Liverpool has long been a centre for creative talent, and is finally being recognised internationally as hub for business, art, and culture. And with so much going on in the city and surrounding areas, it can be it’s easy to miss some real gems.

So here are, in no particular order, six Liverpool creative businesses we think you should keep an eye out for in 2017.

6 of Liverpool’s best creative businesses

Draw & Code

Draw & Code is a creative concern that seeks to merge art and technology, and come up with something both unique and marketable at the other end. They have already done amazing things with virtual and augmented reality, as well as projection mapping. However, their new Swapbots project – think Skylanders meets Lego – edges them into the field of NFC toys.

 Stage Around

Though technically a Dutch company, Stage Around is setting solid roots down in Liverpool as they work to develop the UK’s first revolving theatre and music venue here. This will be one of the keystones of the new ‘Ten Streets’ creative district. Stage around has already opened successful revolving venues in The Netherlands and Japan.

Read more about Stage Around at Art in Liverpool.

Baltic Creative CIC

Baltic Creative CIC works as a kind of ‘creative enterprise incubator’ here in Liverpool, and provides both working space and support to creative start-ups in the digital sector and beyond from one of the city’s most important creative hotspots,  the Baltic Triangle.

EdgeThreeSixty is proud to be a part of this thriving community,

Elevator Studios

Elevator Studios has formed another key hub for young creatives in Liverpool, turning amazing 200 year old Grade II listed warehouses into working space for a host of creative commercial concerns as well as musicians, performers and other artists directly.

Launch 22

Launch 22 is one of Liverpool’s most successful incubators for digital and creative entrepreneurs, providing both working space (co-working space, technically), expert mentoring and a host of events which allow new businesses to showcase their talent.

Uniform

Uniform bills itself as a ‘creative consultancy’, and describe their mission as ‘using design, innovation and imagination to create change. On a practical level, they are doing some amazing things with the internet of things.

5 things you might not know about the 1966 World Cup final. from Uniform on Vimeo.

Anyone we’ve missed? Let us know and leave us a link in the comments below…