“Crucially, it is not a compromise between creativity and business – it’s a matter of getting the best of both worlds.”
– David Parrish, “British guru in the creative enterprise sphere”, quoted online alongside Richard Branson, Madonna, Felix Dennis and Edward de Bono.
“I have learnt from my own experience in business how we can combine creativity with business to achieve the success we want. I just love helping entrepreneurs around the world to be the best they can be by using smart business techniques that fit with their values and objectives.”
– David Parrish. Speaker, Consultant, Trainer and Writer on Creativity and Business
“David Parrish was an inspiration to creative and digital entrepreneurs in Bogotá and made an excellent contribution to The Digital Debate as the international keynote speaker. By bringing his wide international experience and message about combining creative passion with smart business thinking, he helped to accelerate the growth of the digital industries in Colombia.”
Carlos F Ramirez. Managing Director. The Digital Debate. Bogotá. Colombia
David’s clients speak highly of his keynote speeches, training projects, business advice and writing. Read more testimonials from clients about David and his work around the world.
To find out more about his personal background in the creative industries and business, read his story.
“My approach to business development combines the creative personality [“the T-Shirt”] with smart business thinking [“the Suit”]. I call this approach ‘T-Shirts and Suits’.
‘T-Shirts and Suits’ is my way of thinking, my profession and my mission.
I work well with hundreds of creative people because I am creative myself – and because I have actually set up and managed enterprises in the creative industries.
I’ve learnt a lot from my direct experience of the creative sector. I’ve made mistakes along the way – and had some real successes. Later on, I went to business school and discovered some really clever ideas we can use to help creative enterprises become even more successful.
I want to share with you what I’ve learnt – from my own experience and my research. And also what I have learnt from hundreds of creative entrepreneurs around the world over the last fifteen years – in my work as an accredited business adviser, trainer and management consultant.
I also want to learn from you, by hearing about your own experiences, ideas and achievements in the creative businesses and organisations.
I look forward to hearing from you ! “
David works internationally with creative entrepreneurs to help them make their businesses and organisations even more successful.
He does this by combining the best of their creativity with intelligent marketing and great business ideas that fit with their objectives and their values.
David is a creative industries keynote speaker, business adviser, trainer, consultant and author.
David is a creative industries expert and specialist business advisor for creative businesses and cultural industries organisations. He is a creative industries management consultant and an expert on the management of businesses and organizations in the creative and digital industries.
His work is recognised internationally and he has worked in more than 50 countries around the world, from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe.
David’s professional qualifications include Fellowships of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Chartered Management Institute, and the Royal Society of Arts.