Our Story

Our history and networks

The creative industries are collaborative. Ideas, personalities, skills – they often work best when gathered around a centre of gravity.

Launched by Lord Mandelson in 2009, Antenna, based in the heart of Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, offers a community of over 400-member businesses a home to meet, talk, create and benefit from being part of a rich creative scene. As well as the kinds of facilities and business support you’d expect from the best co-working space and discreet office spaces, Antenna also has a fantastic bar and restaurant.

It’s the kind of place you’d want to do business, and so they do! From start-ups to international award-winning videogame developers, all kinds of creative businesses find a home at Antenna.

What’s more, as Antenna is part of Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and Confetti Media Group. Our members have access to an unlimited pool of creative talent from NTU and Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, plus they can benefit from our links with Metronome, Spool, Notts TV and Constellations.