David helps creative entrepreneurs make their businesses and organisations even more successful. He works internationally as a speaker, trainer and consultant specialising in the creative, digital and cultural sectors.
David has set up and managed enterprises in the creative industries throughout his career as an entrepreneur. After learning about business primarily from practical experience, he later went to business school, graduating with a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA), ‘with distinction’, from Bradford University Management Centre, one of Europe’s leading business schools.
David speaks about creativity and business at conferences and creative industries events world-wide. His management consultancy clients include high-growth businesses in the creative and digital sector, creative industries support agencies and specialist business development projects world-wide. As a trainer he designs and delivers interactive workshops on marketing, strategic planning, finance, business growth, leadership and management, pricing, change management and intellectual property.
David is author of the highly-acclaimed book and eBook ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity’. His approach to business development combines creative people [“T-Shirts”] with smart business thinking [“Suits”]. The book has also been published in China, Colombia, Taiwan, Spain, Lithuania, Thailand, Chile and Ukraine. HIs latest book on strategic marketing is ‘Chase One Rabbit: Strategic Marketing for Business Success. 63 Tips, Techniques and Tips for Creative Entrepreneurs’.
David has worked in 40+ countries: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Holland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Korea (South), Laos, Lithuania, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, USA, Vietnam, Zimbabwe and the UK.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a ‘Chartered Marketer’, a member of the Institute of Consulting, a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
The introductory video about David‘s experience and expertise, can be downloaded here.
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