Being a creative entrepreneur is mainly about taking risks, understanding trends and innovation, having a good grasp of the law, but most importantly its about charisma, personal presence, being able to engage, persuade and negotiate. I regard negotiation workshops where students actually secure a good opportunity and a fare deal for themselves as an essential key to success. Before artists, designers and photographers are ready for this real life exercise, its vital that particular knowledge areas are explored and practical skills are mastered.



  • Finding Your Feet
    Working with the third years at UCA Farnham on the BA Crafts professional practice programme
  • Hothouse Taster Days Crafts Council
    This is one of the amazing Taster Days for the Crafts Council Hothouse programme, which was held in Preston Cathedral. The talk was on the 7 Steps to Business Start-up for contemporary makers.
  • The Future Foundry
    An entrepreneurship and vision workshop exploring the circular economy and closing the loop
  • Rising Stars Workshop
    Marketing and planning a timeline for a campaign for local makers at the New Ashgate Gallery
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