Here’s to the makers, the creators, the small business owners, the crafters and the freestylers. We know creating something unique is a challenge, especially if you’re working on your own.

We are building a community of creative minds: bringing together the creators and small business owners in and around Henley-on-Thames. A place to share knowledge, learn new skills and connect with others.


We host talks and workshops from guest speakers: inspirational experts, who can help you tap into your creativity, think differently about the way you work and help your business reach its full potential.


We have an online shop selling products made and designed by local creatives; a free Creative Directory, and we offer creative consulting services for small businesses.

Whether you're thinking of starting a small business, developing an existing one or exploring a new creative discipline, be curious and check out our upcoming roster of events here.


Sarah Gilbert

Sarah completed a degree in Marketing  before working in London marketing agencies for

6 years. She then retrained to be a teacher and enjoyed 5 years in education before setting up her own small business, Box of Smiles, a personalised gift box service. Sarah now combines her marketing and teaching expertise to provide 1:2:1 social media and marketing workshops, equipping small business owners with the skills to grow their brands. Sarah can help manage your social media accounts too.

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Joey McGinn

Travel Commissioning Editor for trend forecasters WGSN.com, Joey curates and edits city guides from around the world. Fluent in several languages, she has spent over 15 years travelling the globe, sourcing inspiration for fashion brands and designers. 


She offers copywriting and editing services and oversees The Creative Duck's 'wordy bits'. She is also a lecturer in Fashion Journalism at Central Saint Martins and supports her sister's baking business Mrs Min's Vintage. 

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Nicola Nott

After studying Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University, Nicola worked for over 18 years in the creative industry.  Most recently as Womenswear Product Development Manager at Burberry.  

Now living in Henley with her partner and their two small sons, Nicola is currently working on rebranding projects for two local businesses as well as re-designing their websites.  


Nicola manages our online shop, our creative directory and this website.

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