I am proud to lead Creative Connex a team of community consultants using social activism to provide diverse and inclusive opportunities and marketing for under-represented groups.
We have delivered several successful media, creative and artistic projects engaging diverse communities. These include consultation programmes, training and development in diversity and inclusion, digital marketing projects. Our clients include UWE Bristol, Bristol Green Capital Partnership, Bath Spa University, South Gloucestershire Race Equality Network, Diversity Trust and Ujima Radio. We have worked with and delivered for a host of organisations including Avon & Somerset Police, NHS, Bristol City Council, Bristol Old Vic, Watershed, several universities, schools, artistic organisations, and community organisations.
Why Change? Creative Connex Company Statement on our rebranding
With times and situations changing so rapidly I have spent this difficult period reflecting on how best to move forward. I have been re-imagining how we deliver improved future services as well as providing opportunities to engage, discuss, learn, create and connect.
This period that includes the current health and racial pandemics has reminded me of how precious time is. Many of us have lost loved ones, others have seen years of livelihoods vanish in weeks, whilst the final 8 minutes 46 seconds of George Floyd life is something the world will never forget. For me knowing I have come through past experiences that include labouring on buildings sites, long periods of unemployment during the turbulent 1980s and redundancy in 2009 has given me strength. This has reminded me resilience and adaptability are key. I’m fortunate that I have an energising team to inspire me to seek fresh opportunities and a solid cadre of wonderful friends and family to advise and support me.
Taking time to re-imagine our objectives and produce quality, relevant services for this new decade has been invigorating and recommended! I will still ensure that our values: having diversity, inclusion and opportunity remain at the centre of our rebranded company, providing fresh connections for our expanding list of clients. We look forward to taking this new direction together with you and look out for future updates from the team ahead of our relaunch on 1st September and our brand-new website with an online launch party on 16th September 2020.
Roger Griffith MBE: CEO Creative Connex, 1st September 2020
Find links to my shows from Ujima , Bristol’s award winning community radio on Ujima Radio
Our latest podcast looks into the history of St Pauls through its residents and one of its key institutions Ujima Radio. Local sculptor Jo Lathwood was commissioned to make a new piece of public art. Ruth Myers of the Local Learning CIC engaged local school children from St Barnabas and Cabot School to interview local residents Hilary Banks, Chef Glen Crook, Shimoon and author of Cinderella Square Betty Burke on their memories of St Pauls. Former Ujima Executive Chair hosts this podcast and interviews the Ujima Founding Director Kevin Philemon.
Including our latest shows with Local Learning and school children in St Pauls, Bristol.