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Us

Here’s to the small business owners, the designers, the makers and the freestylers. We know creating something unique is a challenge, especially if you’re working alone or in a small team. 

We have proudly built a community of creative minds: an extended team of experts that we can call upon when a specific talent is required. Our community comes together regularly to share knowledge, learn new skills and connect.

 

We host talks and workshops from guest speakers: inspirational experts, who can help you tap into your creativity, think differently and help your business reach its full potential. Be curious and check out our upcoming roster of events here.

Whether you're thinking of starting a small business or developing an existing one, we can provide the creative support to help you stand out whilst remaining true to your brand's ethos. Find out how 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, as well as supporting brands with on-going and project-based assignments. 

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. 

Nicola Nott

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

Now living in Henley with her partner and their two small sons, Nicola looks after our creative and website design.

 

Nicola also manages our very popular "Pop Up shops", where we celebrate the unique local designers and makers.

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