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.



  • UCA In Conversations With
    One of a series of informal sofa discussions with senior staff, students and guest speakers.
  • UCA International Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa students
    A small group workshop, learning about the basics of cashflow and costing & pricing
  • Live & Online Short Courses at Central Saint Martins
    This is a digital screen shot of Paul Makepeace¬†who attended one of my online Central Saint Martins courses in Self-Promotion, he’s taking part in a publicity stunt exercise and he has since gone on to be featured in Creative Review and has also made a documentary about his life as an artist.
  • 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.
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