Liverpool Creative Industries

David has helped the development of Liverpool creative industries businesses and organisations through his business advice, training workshops and presentations.

He has worked in partnership with Liverpool City Council, Merseyside ACME, Liverpool Vision and Culture Liverpool as well as other organisations in the city region to provide business support in his capacity as a business adviser and trainer.

David is based at Baltic Creative in the Baltic Triangle in Liverpool and continues to support Liverpool creative industries businesses. He also works worldwide as a keynote speaker, business adviser and training workshop leader. He has worked in more than 50 countries around the world.

Some Liverpool creative industries business support projects include:

The Creative Growth Initiative
This project helped more than 200 businesses in the city to grow and create jobs (more info and video)

Merseyside Business Support Programme
Through the MBSP at Liverpool Vision, David advised on the growth of creative industries enterprises and provided training workshops on business growth topics (more…)

Fit for the Future
A major project, commissioned by Culture Liverpool and designed and delivered by David, helped arts organisations in Liverpool to become more entrepreneurial and financially sustainable at a time of government cutbacks to financial support for the arts (more…)

International Festival for Business
David was the co-ordinator of the Creative and Digital thematic sector of the first International Festival for Business held in Liverpool (more…)

Book: ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity’
David’s first book was published in Liverpool by Merseyside ACME. It has subsequently been translated and published in 14 countries worldwide. It is available as a paperback, audiobook and free eBook (more…)

Creative Industries Business Training Workshops
David has designed and delivered a wide range of interactive training workshops, specifically tailored to the needs of Liverpool creative industries enterprises. These include ‘Creative Advantage’, ‘Designing Your Creative Business’, and workshops focusing on marketing, business strategy, pricing, intellectual property, leadership and financial management. Mainly developed in Liverpool, David’s workshops have been delivered worldwide (more…)

Marketing Book: ‘Chase One Rabbit’
David’s marketing book ‘Chase One Rabbit: Strategic Marketing for Business Success. 63 Tips, Techniques and Tales for Creative Entrepreneurswas published in Liverpool by Wordscape and has been published in Spanish and French. It is available as an eBook, paperback and audiobook (more…)

Creative Industries Job Creation
An article by David about the situation in Liverpool, originally published in The City Tribune entitled ‘The Invisible Sector’ (more…)

Check out David’s story, his professional credentials and what clients say about him.

Liverpool Creative Industries training workshop participants at Baltic Creative

Participants in one of David’s interactive business training workshops at Baltic Creative in Liverpool

David works internationally with creative, digital and cultural enterprises. He works in partnership with creative hubs, cultural institutions, government agencies and other organisations to help develop the creative economy.
As a keynote conference speaker he speaks about creative entrepreneurship, international business, strategic marketing and associated topics.
He is a TEDx speaker and he has spoken at the United Nations in Geneva and the European Commission in Brussels.

In Liverpool and Merseyside, David has provided business support to literally hundreds of creative industries businesses and organisations over the years.
Some of them are listed below:

Active Profile Ltd
Adele Slachmuylders
Alice in Wonderland
Alice Robinson
Alicia Rose
Alun Parry
Anfield Community Arts
Angel Arts Academy Ltd
Anna Lena and the Orchids. Sam Rourke
Another Media Ltd
Anthony Wong Design
Aptus Sports Ltd
Ariel Trust Ltd
Arthur Ellison
As Creatives Ltd
Avenham. Clare Rogerson
Bad Format
Becs Andrews
Bekah Sloan
Ben Green Designs
Bernadette O’Toole
Bido Lito Publishing Ltd
Bill Elms Associates Ltd
Black and Ginger
Bling Studios
Bluecoat (The Bluecoat)
Bluecoat Display Centre
Bobby and Sophie Design Ltd
Bolland and Lowe
Brava Design
Breathing Space
Business Portal
Calidad Canvas
Can Cook
Caroline Roberts
China Pearl
Chloe Bass
Christopher Williamson
Claire McCarthy
Clare Ellis. Artist
Clare Makes Films
Clare McCullock
Clarity Creation Ltd
Clown Lab
CM2 Creative Ltd
Coal Mine Productions
Colin’s Photography
Concept 22 Ltd
Concrete Films Ltd
Cottonfield Films CIC Ltd
Covercian Ltd
Cow & Co Ltd
Craig Pennington
Creative Ideas in Action
Curly Productions Ltd
Culture Collective
Damibu Ltd
Dark Horse Origami
David McTague
DCWeb Ltd
Debbie Ryan
Design24seven Ltd
Design Industry
Digital Salad Ltd
Dot Art Ltd
Dupe Creative
eBlueprint Ltd
Emily Jackson
Emma Foxall
Epic New Media Ltd
Error Creative Studio
Escata Ltd
Evans Freelance
Eventful Online Ltd
Evolve Productions Ltd
Filippo Fiori
Fittings Multimedia Arts
Fuel for Fire
Fusion Arts
The Gallery Liverpool
Glow New Media Ltd
Gordon Hill – Illy
Great Stories CIC Ltd
Grip UK
Growing Old (Dis) Gracefully Dance Co.
Harry Staniland
Harvest Sun Promotions
Headspace / Capture
Hildebrand Ltd
Hollywood Experience Ltd
Hope Street Ltd
House of Suarez
Hurricane Film Foundation CIC Ltd
Ideas Bakery. Jemma Volp-Fletcher
Igloo Studios Ltd
Ilsa Parry
Insight Photography – Elaine Stapleton
Instinctive Creations Ltd
In-vertebrates. Carl Graham
Inner City Pictures
It’s About Websites Ltd
Jaas Two
Jazamin Sinclair
John Guy Photography
John McNally. Illustrator and Designer
John Scotland
Jon Barraclough
Jon Burke
Juliana P Landim
Julie Langford
Junipa Creative
Karen Henley
Karen McLeod
Kayleigh Griffith
Kirsty Doyle
KD Fashion Ltd
KD Womenswear Ltd
L1 Ropewalk Recordings
L19 Jewellery
Landbaby at the Bluecoat
Lantern Theatre Ltd
Laurence Payot
Leaf Teashop and Bar
Leon + Coco
Lisa Freeman Stained Glass
Liverpool Carnival Company
Liverpool Music Week Ltd
Liverpool Pride
Live Wire Dance Studio
Loaf Creative Ltd
Loaf Media Limited
Lodestar Theatre Company
Lou Fiori
Mark Jones
Martina Murphy
Medication Ltd
Merseyside Dance Initiative Ltd
Michael Peter Johnson – Dance Artist
Michelle Brady
Mike South
Milky Tea Ltd
Mocha Productions Ltd
Mohawk Media
Movema Ltd
Movement on Screen Ltd
Mural Artist. Adam Bresnen
Murals Wallpaper
My Brand Ltd
Nathan Gibiliru
Nawal Gebreel
Neil Campbell
Neil Keating
New Reality Ltd
Nia Bragg
NICE Festival Ltd
Nic Smith Media Ltd
Nook and Willow
North Star Productions Ltd
Novas CUC
One Latin Culture
Open Culture Ltd
Parkside Building Design Ltd
Party Feet
Paul Betney
A Piece of Work
Printman (NW) CIC Ltd
Progressive Creative Media
Prudence Wildeblood. Paula McCulloch
Pull up a Chair Theatre Company
R & J Porter
Rachael Bampton-Smith Ltd
Rebecca Hill
Rebecca Joy Sharp
Rethinkthings Ltd
Ritchie Tunstall
Robyn Woolston
Ryan Cullen Events
SB Studio Ltd
SE and VE Wright
Seamless Designs Ltd. Matt Yates
Sense of Sound Ltd
Sharon Mutch
Shiverpool UK Ltd
Shiverschools Ltd
Shove Media
Shuttle. Gareth Houghton
Smiling Wolf
Sophie Green
Sparkle Media Ltd
Sparkle Visual Effects Ltd
Splendid Things Ltd
Stephen Collett Art
Susan Comer
Tallboy Films. Hambi Haralambos
Tango Liverpool
Tayo Aluko & Friends
Tessa Buddle
Think Pubicity
Thompson’s Vocalists. Gillian Thompson
Tmesis Theatre Ltd
Tom Donohue
Tom Johnson
Toxteth TV Ltd
Tracey Eastham
Trashed Couture
TRS Gallery Ltd
Ullaloom Theatre Company
Ultimate Fake Records Ltd. Rob Eakins
Urban Revolt Media Ltd
USP Creative Ltd
Vinyl Kitchen
Vocal Booth
VTS Music. Vinny Spencer
Waxxx Ltd
Webpowered Ltd
Webrevolve Ltd
Wedding Guide
We Pass It On CIC
West Film Production Company Ltd
Wild Woman
Wired Aerial Theatre Ltd
Wordscapes Ltd
Working Class Life and Music Festival Ltd
Zap Graffiti Arts
Zapptaa New Media Design