Creative England is to launch a second round of business development programme Compass.

Creative England has launched the second round of business development programme Compass, aimed at executives, producers and entrepreneurs looking to build film companies.

During the programme, which his run in collaboration with training outfit DV Talent, participants develop business plans and attend industry-run workshops.

Chris Moll, head of film at Creative England, said: “The first Compass programme was a great success, and helped a diverse group of producers to navigate the challenges involved in an ever-changing film industry.

“For 2015 it’s exciting that we’re able to open the programme up to entrepreneurs across the film value chain, throughout development, production, sales, distribution, exhibition, emerging content markets and beyond.”

Compass will run from February to April 2015.

The programme is supported through Creative England’s Film Enterprise Fund which is investing £2 million over four years to improve the growth and sustainability of film-related businesses in England outside of Greater London.