Creative Industries Clients

David’s creative industries clients value his contribution to their businesses and creative industries support projects.

David’s creative industries clients worldwide include businesses in the design, media and technology sectors as well as creative industries support organisations.

David has worked as a consultant and trainer in the creative industries and cultural sector for over fifteen years. Below are some examples of the creative businesses and creative industries organizations he has helped in more than 60 countries. His services to creative industries clients include management consultancy, training workshops, marketing consultancy, keynote speeches, seminars, presentations and writing assignments.

Some examples of his creative industries clients include:

United Nations (UNCTAD)
Presentation on “The Creative Economy and Creative Entrepreneurship: A Worldwide Perspective”

European Commission
Presentation on creative industries at a meeting of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium (more…)

Colombia 4.0, Bogotá, Colombia
Speech on “A Million Successful Small Creative Enterprises – Connected in Communities” at the Toolbox Naranja conference which was part of Colombia 4.0.(more…)

Germany’s Centre of Excellence for the Cultural and Creative Industries
Keynote international conference speech on Transformation with the Cultural and Creative Industries (more…)

WORTH Partnership project weekend in Spain
Masterclass “How to be a Successful Creative Entrepreneur” to open the conference for
designer fashion entrepreneurs in Valencia, Spain (more…)

International Forum “Territorios Innovadores” on the Orange Economy in Bogotà, Colombia
Speaker on “Preparing Talent, Creativity and Entrepreneurship for BioDiverse Cities” (more…)

Impact Hub Almaty, Kazakhstan
Creative Business Training Workshop for the Art2B project’s creative entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan,
plus presentation on ‘How to Combine Creativity and Business’ (more…)

Junior Achievement Kenya
Speech at the Creative Business Summit Africa in Nairobi on ‘The Business of Creativity’ (more…)

Center for Creativity, Slovenia
Presentation/lecture on ‘How to Connect Entrepreneurship with Creativity’ and
an interactive workshop on ‘Entrepreneurship for Creatives’ (more…)

PODIM International Startup Conference, Maribor, Slovenia
Workshop on ‘Doing Business in the Creative Industries’ and panel discussion on design (more…)

Ministry of Economic Development, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean
Keynote speech and workshops for creative entrepreneurs (more…)

‘Festival Naranja’ Creative Economy Conference in Bogotá, Colombia
Keynote speaker on the creative economy/’orange economy’ worldwide (more…)

Local Enterprise Office, Donegal, Republic of Ireland
Specialist Business Growth Adviser on the Generate Progamme for creative and digital buisnesses (more…)

GEN Moldova and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Speaker and masterclass leader on Marketing for Creatives at the ENABLE Entrepreneurship Conference in Moldova (more…)

Creative Industries Cluster of Vojvodina KVIK, Serbia
Keynote speaker on Creative Business in the Digital Economy (more…)

Ejadah Creative Economy Conference and Exhibition, Saudi Arabia
International keynote speaker on the Creative Economy (more…)

The Digital Debate, Bogotá, Colombia
Keynote speech on Growth Opportunities in the Creative and Digital Industries (more…)

Swiss EP at Swisscontact in Bosnia & Herzegovina
Workshops and business advice for startups and established businesses at creative hubs in Mostar, Banja Luka and Sarajevo

Business Wisdom Summit, Ukraine
Keynote speech on ‘How to Profit from Creativity in Business’ (more…)

Enterprise Estonia
Creative Industries Study Tour of the UK, visiting Edinburgh, Liverpool, Swansea and London. Organising and facilitating meetings with creative industries support agencies, government bodies, creative hubs and businesses in the creative and digital industries.

Baltic Creative CIC, Liverpool, UK
Strategic Marketing advice for this creative and digital industries business centre.
Facilitation of business planning ‘awayday’ for Board of Directors.

Innovation Norway
Presentation on ‘Creative Businesses, Growth and Economic Impact’. Examples of creative industries business support programmes in the UK and elsewhere.

Enterprise Week, Ireland
Keynote speech on ‘Creativity and Business’, interactive workshop, and individual business advice sessions in County Donegal, Ireland (more…)

Innovation Center Kosovo (ICK)
Presentation on ‘Business Growth in the Creative and Digital Industries’ to high-growth businesses in the creative and digital sector.

Biz Labs, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Interactive creative business development workshop for digital startups and creative businesses on ‘Combining Creativity and Business’. (more…)

ART Venture Programme, New Zealand. A unique acceleration programme for creative entrepreneurs
Workshop on leadership for entrepreneurs working in the creative sector in Auckland.

EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine
Presentations, interactive workshops and online video course for creative and cultural leaders.

EVCOMference 2015 keynote speaker at national conference for the Event and Visual Communication Association
Keynote speech: “The Art and Science of Effective Communication and Engagement”

British Council Ukraine
Presentation on the development of the creative and cultural industries using creative and cultural entrepreneurship. Masterclass for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurs.

Tvibit. Tromsø, Norway
Workshop for creative entrepreneurs: “Strategic Marketing and Customer Interaction”

Pepperbot Studios, New Zealand
Consultancy advice on business development and growth, including strategic marketing.

World Summit of Creative Industries 2014 at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC), Moscow
Speech: “How to be a Creative Entrepreneur”

EIKEN Cluster of digital businesses, Spain
Conference speech on Creativity and Successful Business Models

Fuel RCA. Royal College of Art, London
Presentation on Creative Entrepreneurship and facilitation of event

2014 International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Philippines
Speech on ‘Creativity and Business: T-Shirts and Suits’

Zero Gravity Creations. Baltimore, USA
Consultancy project – business strategy/strategic marketing

Creative Entrepreneur Network / Bandung Creative City Forum, Indonesia
Workshop: ‘Creativity and Business: How to Succeed as a Creative Entrepreneur’

Government of the Isle of Man
Presentation on creative entrepreneurship

Bilbao Ekintza. Bilbao. Spain
Workshop on Strategic Marketing for entrepreneurs of growing businesses

Creative Industries Agency, Moscow, Russia
Presentation at Summer School for Russian creative entrepreneurs

International Festival for Business 2014
Creative and Digital thematic sector co-ordinator

Baltic Creative CIC
Advising the Board of Directors on strategic development of this creative industries hub and workpace

Instituto Serrano de Economia Criativa. Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
‘Designing Your Creative Business’ workshop and conference speech

Korea Creative Industries Forum 2013
Keynote speaker on Creativity and Business at event in Seoul

SEBRAE. Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Seminar and advice on marketing to creative businesses in Cuiabá

Skillset Cymru. Wales
PROGRESS Project. Workshop on Leadership and Management with The White Room

TEDxNapoli. Italy

Keynote speaker on theme of Crisis and Creativity

Startup Malaysia
Presentation on “Innovation and Creativity for Startups” at an event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

British Council. Zimbabwe

Training workshops and presentations on creative entrepreneurship in Harare and Bulawayo

Creative Cities Programme. Culture Works. Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Training workshop on Intellectual Property for creative entrepreneurs

Merseyside ACME
Lead consultant for the ‘Creative Growth Initiative’ business growth project

Liverpool Vision
Specialist creative and digital industries business growth adviser on the Merseyside Business Support Programme

Ministry of Culture. Santiago, Chile
Conference speech on Creativity and Business

Powerhouse Digital Photography Ltd, UK
Business strategy and branding consultancy

PRANA. Bogotá. Colombia
Business development consultancy for creative industries agency and incubator

Creativity Zentrum / Bizkaia Creaktiva. Bilbao, Spain
‘Designing Your Creative Business’ workshop for creative entrepreneurs

SATU, Finland’s organisation for producers of TV and audiovisual content.
Keynote speaker on New Business Models in the Creative Industries

Hyper Island
Training workshop for Accidental Leaders programme for Vision + Media

Universidade Católica. Porto, Portugal
Guest lecture at opening of MBA course

Industrias Creativas Valparaiso. Chile

Training workshop for creative and digital businesses

Creative Choices. Creative and Cultural Skills
Blog series for creative entrepreneurs on various aspects of business development

Accidental Managers Programme in association with Vision + Media

ABEDESIGN (Brazilian Association of Design Companies), São Paulo, Brazil

China Beijing Cultural and Creative Industry Expo 2008

Fabrikken Creative Industries Business Centre, Lillehammer, Norway

Culture and Creative Industry Forum. Taipei, Taiwan

Cultivating Creativity Project. Aberdeen, Scotland


Additional creative industries clients include:

CMKBU Utrecht. Netherlands

Business Link

University for the Creative Arts

CreateKX – Creative King’s Cross, London

Grow Creative project. Lancaster University

Vision + Media

Shanghai Creative Industry Week

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Trinity University College Carmarthen

Bolland and Lowe Ltd

Creative Lancashire

West Cumbria Arts Partnership

Gateshead Council

Marketing and Advertising Global Network (MAGNET)

Sparkle Media

IKADA Business Centre, Oslo

Digital Outreach South Africa

Telfort Business Institute. Shanghai

FACT (Film, Art and Creative Technology)

British Council

Active Profile Ltd

Preston City Council

Konstfack Transit Inkubator. Stockholm

Cumbria Cultural Skills Partnership

Evolve Productions Ltd

Focusing Creativity

Loaf Creative Ltd

a sense of place

Black and Ginger Ltd

Another Media Ltd


Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Smiling Wolf Ltd

Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts (ECCA)

Flying Start Project

Arts Council England

Creative Industries Development Service (CIDS)

Greenhouse Project

Creative Industries Developement Agency (CIDA)

Windows Project


Flux Magazine

Liverpool John Moores University

Webrevolve Ltd

Shisha: The International Agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts

Liverpool Culture Company (Liverpool. European Capital of Culture 2008)

Open Eye Gallery

Shropshire Council

Band on the Wall

British-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce

Det bobler! Conference. Drammen. Norway

New Mind Internet Ltd

Work and Leisure International

Creative Partnerships

Culture Finance


Asia Business Forum (Singapore)


UK Government: Department for Education and Skills (DfES)

Bannerman Advertising

Creative Industries Support Service (CrISP)

Brava Design

Commonword Enterprises

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal


Desirable Fish Marketing

Dot Art

Glow New Media

Milky Tea Ltd

Furious Films

Fiona Maher Films

Design Initiative

Liverpool Biennial


Ludus Dance

Metropolitan Magazine

Mimashima Records Ltd

Zap Grafitti Arts

East Lancashire Cultural Industries Development (ELCID)

Concrete Films Ltd

Kirsty Doyle

Ilsa Parry

eblueprint Ltd

Igloo Studios Ltd

North Star Productions Ltd

Toxteth TV

Creative Industries clients in Donegal, Ireland

See also ‘What Clients Say’ about David’s work

Most clients are creative businesses, cultural organisations and agencies supporting creative entrepreneurs and the creative industries in the UK and world-wide.