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Creative businesses become even more successful with help from David Parrish.

Design, media and technology enterprises world-wide have increased sales, prices and profits after David provided expert advice on marketing, management and business growth.

Creative and digital businesses also grow with the help of David’s training workshops, presentations, and books on creative entrepreneurship.

In the video and testimonials below, business owners speak highly of David and the way he has helped them to achieve greater success in their creative enterprises.

David has helped hundreds of businesses in more than 30 countries to achieve greater success on their own terms, using smart business development techniques that fit with their creativity, ambitions and values.

Successful creative enterprises integrate creativity and business. David’s T-Shirts and Suits® approach helps creative people (‘T-Shirts’) use smart business thinking (‘Suits’)

David has written two books especially for creative businesses. He brings his own experience of setting up and growing businesses in the creative industries. He also offers the learning he has gained from working with hundreds of successful creative enterprises around the world. His direct experience is backed up by academic and professional qualifications.

Here are a few examples of what people say about how they have benefited from David’s creative industries business advice, training, speaking and writing:

“David is a marketing expert who understands and emphasises the importance of strategic marketing when growing a business. It’s really helpful to be able to talk things through with him as we grow.”

“David writes about creative business better than anyone I know.”

“David created a great atmosphere. Despite being on a competition everyone was feeling very confident and they were all sharing ideas about the different projects. At the end of the two intensive days everyone thought it was a very useful and helpful workshop.”

“International adviser David Parrish was to many of the participants the most interesting speech on the conference, with his new perspectives on creativity and business. He had a clear message and used convenient examples.”


This website provides information and networks for creative people in business. It adds to the examples, ideas and inspiration found in David’s books and guides. You will find information, articles and examples about marketing, intellectual property, leadership, managing change, business growth, strategic planning, finance and business development. These are written especially for people leading and managing creative businesses and cultural enterprises in the creative and digital industries.

Dave Parrish has been directly involved in the creative economy for more than 20 years, as an entrepreneur, manager, company director, management consultant, business adviser, trainer, writer, and speaker.

For an insight into his personal background, business experience, values and his own perspective on creativity and business, read his story.

As an experienced and expert creative industries business adviser, management consultant, trainer, coach and mentor, David provides professional creative industries business advice to creative businesses in the following sub-sectors of the creative and digital industries:
advertising and public relations, architecture, product design, designer fashion, film and video, music, publishing, software and computer games, web design and e-commerce, television and radio, visual arts, photography, graphic design and illustration, crafts and the performing arts.

David’s work is international and he has helped businesses and individuals to develop through his training workshops and management consultancy projects. He is a creative industries keynote speaker. David has worked in countries and cultures as diverse as Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Korea (South), Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USA, Vietnam and Zimbabwe – as well as in the UK.

David specialises in helping creative and digital media businesses, creative entrepreneurs and cultural enterprises with business development, growth strategies, business plans, innovation, strategic marketing, intellectual property, raising finance, business growth, collaborations and innovation. His services include management consultancy, business advice, marketing consultancy, training workshops, seminars, presentations, speeches and writing.

He has extensive international networks of personal and professional contacts in the creative and digital industries, built up over years of working in the creative and cultural sector as a business owner, manager, entrepreneur and creative industries management consultant. This enables him to keep up to date with trends and developments in the creative and cultural industries internationally. Through his networks, Dave Parrish is able to connect people and businesses locally and globally to form creative collaborations and complement creative talent with business expertise.

David inspires, informs and advises creative and digital businesses – and the agencies that support them. He empowers his clients by drawing on his own experience as a creative entrepreneur combined with his expertise as a qualified business advisor, marketing consultant, specialist professional trainer, published author and keynote speaker.

Sharing the best ideas about business with the international community of creative entrepreneurs goes hand in hand with David’s work as an expert creative industries consultant providing business advice, training, consultancy, mentoring and coaching. Writing, speaking and facilitating networks to help creative entrepreneurs complements his work as a creative business adviser, management trainer and creative industries speaker. He specialises in helping media, design and technology businesses world-wide on business growth, strategic marketing and leadership.

The T-Shirts and Suits Creative Enterprise Network is a free online network for the creative industries which enables creative entrepreneurs to share information, build networks and learn from each other. David Parish is the founder and co-ordinator of the T-Shirts and Suits Creative Enterprise Network.

Further detailed information about David’s projects, clients, qualifications, speaking, training, writing and what clients say about his expertise and style is available on this website.