Consultancy & Training
Bespoke training for creatives
I deliver practical and inspirational expert training for a wide range of creative business support organisations, individuals and businesses.
In the last 3 years I have worked with the following organisations:
Fashion Foundry: Industry adviser & coach for emerging designer businesses in the business incubator for fashion businesses in Scotland.
Cultural Enterprise Office: Industry specialist adviser for fashion, textiles and retail
Textiles Scotland: Consultant adviser to the industry association for the textile and leather industry in Scotland. I provide trend forecasting information and write a regular blog for their membership.
Textile Industry Leadership Group: Industry adviser and panel member for group tasked with driving 10 year government strategy for Scottish textiles.
Starter for Six Awards: Industry panel member 2012 -17, for Start-up enterprise business support programme & fund
Xpo North: Speaker and panel chair for Scotlands largest creative industries festival
Emergents Creatives: Specialist advisor for fashion, textiles, trends and marketing delivering business support and masterclasses to designer-makers across the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
Glasgow Caledonian University: Visiting lecturer on Msc International Fashion Marketing Masters Degree Course
Craft Council UK: Mentor on creative business development programme Hot House
Scotland Re:Designed : Judge 2017 Awards
The Herald Fashion Awards: Judge 2017 Awards
New Designers: Speaker at The Design Trust Start-up Seminar
Workshops, Masterclasses and Training
I work with audiences who want to learn how to start & run their own design or craft business, which includes design & craft graduates, start-ups, creative individuals, organisations and those just looking at how they can make a career change.
I have worked with many creative businesses in the last 10 years, and my core areas of business support include:
Marketing & Selling
Costing & pricing your work
Design & product development
Digital marketing & social media
PR + communication
I work with manufacturers and small design companies who are looking to develop and in-house branded collection of products for sale through their own direct online sales platform.
I was employed to develop a new in-house branded collection of leather accessories to be marketed under the McRostie brand. I was responsible for the development of their new premium product collection, the costing & pricing of the new collection and the development of a new website targeting a premium customer in the luxury crafted leather accessories market. I established a digital marketing strategy, including delivery of digital marketing support, to raise the profile of the brand.
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