Birmingham City University’s Media Content Lab has relaunched its Media Talent Bank website to help businesses in the creative industries source talent and freelancers to find work.

Their site, allows businesses and creatives to upload a profile, CV and portfolio to an online directory which can be browsed by potential employers or collaborators.

The intuitive search is accompanied by a dedicated jobs page with sector-specific job feeds and an “Out There” page featuring work opportunities.

Media Talent Bank administrator David Allen said: “Media Talent Bank has been designed to help break down some of the barriers to the creative and media industries.”

“Although run from Birmingham, the site acts as a platform for creative workers from across the UK to actively promote themselves, as well as allowing businesses both within and outside the sector to efficiently find skilled freelancers to work with.”

In addition, the site is on the lookout for creative industry professionals interested in contributing to the Media Talent Bank blog.

Those writers interested in becoming a voluntary blogger in the site should e-mail

“Whether looking for work in the creative industries, searching for people to collaborate with, or on the hunt for the best professionals to employ in your local area, Media Talent Bank will form an essential online tool for the creative industries,” says Mr Allen.