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Creative Resource Supports Future Northern Talent With Two + Two Student Event Offering Winners Day with Entrepreneur Steven Bartlett

Steven Bartlett, photo credit Matt Kelly

Stockport-based marketing and creative recruitment agency, Creative Resource, is delighted to be hosting Two+Two, a one-day event that brings together teams of creative students to work alongside industry mentors on a live client brief. This year’s winning team will get to spend a day with Social Chain founder, Steven Bartlett.

Returning as an in-person event on 18th March in Manchester, Two+Two will see over 150 students from universities and colleges in the North come together to work on a brief set by headline sponsor Wejo, a Manchester based connected vehicle data software solutions provider. This year’s brief will focus on data for good sustainability in transport.

The event, now in its 5th year, attracts students from marketing, advertising and creative courses, or those wishing to work in the industry. After attending Two+Two, many students successfully secure placements and employment with leading agencies from across the region.

Julie Ollerton, managing director at Creative Resource, said: “Students and mentors get so much more out of working alongside each other, rather than virtually. The agencies attending are involved not just to help nurture and develop the next generation of talent, but to hire them. The experience of spending the day with Steven Bartlett for the winning team is priceless and gives them access to potentially career-changing advice.”

Steve Bartlett said: “I’m proud to be a part of Two+Two. It’s a fantastic initiative that gives young people an incredible opportunity to kick-start their marketing and creative careers. This year’s winners will spend time with me and receive a unique insight into my world, as well as getting advice on their future.”

Students also have the opportunity to work alongside Wejo to further develop ideas with their final creative displayed on the 2nd largest digital billboard in Europe, on the Victoria Warehouse. There are also mentorships with Havas Lynx and placements marketing agency Zeal, up for grabs.

Julian Gratton, senior vice president brand, marketing, and content at Wejo explained why they were eager to support the event. “I’ve personally been involved with Two+Two for several years and the access to industry that it offers students is unmatched. The day will no doubt kickstart the careers of the future of the North’s creative and marketing industries.”

Two+Two always seeks to help effect social change by encouraging students from different universities to work together to tackle real life issues. Previous briefs students have worked on have included tackling vaccination uptake, paediatric first aid and organ donation.

Students from Lancaster University, University of Central Lancashire and University of Leeds, Salford University, plus UA92 and Agent Academy, among others, are registered to attend the event.