Creative Scale Up Business Support Programme

David helps businesses on the Creative Scale Up Business Support Programme by providing workshops and mentoring in the West Midlands.

He has designed and delivered workshops for the Creative Scale Up Programme:

1. “How to Maintain Creativity in a Scale Up Environment”
Details of the workshop, plus testimonials from clients and links to additional resources are online here.

2. Exporting and International Marketing: Opportunities and Issues for Creative and Digital Businesses (more…)

Some comments from participants on David’s workshops for the Creative Scale Up Business Support Programme are below:

“Brilliant workshop today, David. Really appreciate it.”
Philippe Ingels. Managing Director, WAKSTER

“It was a great seminar – really inspiring, incredibly useful, and I’ve already implemented some of the info. Thanks again.”
Michael Nolan. Nolan PR

“David is clearly a font of wisdom on innovation and entrepreneurship.  I’ve already implemented several of the pearls he dropped, and certainly will continue doing so.  Moreover, his delivery made it all fun, and he facilitated great communication between all involved, leading to some valuable connections and burgeoning business relationships.”
Luke Richards. CEO and Creative Director. Black Cat Entertainment

“I attended a workshop session led by David on Exporting and International Marketing – this was a really useful overview of the key areas to consider in developing and diversifying creative business for overseas audiences. It reassured me that we are on the right track, but most importantly was an accessible and enjoyable conversation.”
Victoria Barker. Research Manager. Earthen Lamp

David publishes a range of free resources for creative business development online here.

The free resources include a PDF download of a Creative, Cultural and Digital Industries Guide written by David for Business Link West Midlands (more…)

Creative Scale Up Programme

The Creative Scale Up Business Support Programme is a £1.3 million 2 year programme funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. It aims to help Creative Businesses in the West Midlands with targeted support including Access to Finance, Marketing and Branding, Value and Pricing, Intellectual Property and Contract Law and Sales, Pitching and Presenting support. This will be delivered through a series of workshops, seminars and peer to peer mentoring sessions.

For any general enquiries about the Creative Scale Up Programme please contact the Creative Scale Up Programme Manager Fiona Latter. Contact details and more information are online here.

David Parrish delivers interactive training workshops on international business, creativity and innovation, marketing, intellectual property, leadership, business strategy, pricing, financial management and other business subjects. He has devised and developed a range of training workshops which he delivers at locations worldwide and online. His workshops are specifically designed for owners and managers of digital and creative businesses. They are also relevant to businesses and organisations in other sectors.

Exporting and International Marketing workshop

In the video above, David says:

“As a creative entrepreneur, you want to scale up your business in a way that fits with your ambitions, values, and lifestyle.
Conventional business advice might not work for you because in the creative industries we have a variety of different business models and a variety of ways to scale up.
Maybe you need to talk with someone with experience of creating and commercialising intellectual property.
Perhaps you want to discuss options for selling your products or services overseas.
And I’m sure you want to win more profitable customers, so you need your marketing to be strategic and focused.

I can help you in all these ways – and more.

I’ve set up and scaled up businesses in the creative and cultural industries.
I’ve created products from my knowledge and generated income from licensing my intellectual property.
I have professional qualifications in marketing and I’ve written a marketing book especially for creative entrepreneurs like you.
And I’ve exported goods and services worldwide.

I can share with you what I’ve learnt from helping hundreds of creative and digital businesses in more than 50 countries around the world.

I’d love to help you to grow your business by working alongside you as a mentor.

If you want to find out more about my professional expertise, my creative industries experience, and what my clients say about me,
check out my website.

And if you’d like to discuss exactly how you and I could work together, book a free scoping session – and let’s have a conversation.”