To demonstrate support for this significant UK Government initiative and to support our growth objectives in UK SME/MME space, HSBC have chosen to be a Principal Partner of the GREAT Festival of Creativity.

Together with GREAT, our aim is for creative, mutually-beneficial partnerships to thrive, business to be conducted, and jobs and growth to be created for Britain.

"Creativity has a vital role to play across all business sectors, and in many ways is more essential now than ever before. At HSBC, we have always been where the growth is, and with growth in the UK now coming from creativity, we are proud to support some of the most innovative businesses in this country."

Amanda Rendle, Global Head of Marketing, Commercial Banking and Global Banking & Markets

Throughout our history we have been where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities. We enable businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, helping people fulfil their hopes and dreams and realise their ambitions. This is our role and purpose.

HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations. With more than 6,200 offices in both established and emerging markets, we aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions. 

We serve around 52 million customers through our four Global Businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. Our network covers 74 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Latin America.

Listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by about 216,000 in 129 countries and territories.