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8 April 14

Feasibility Study and Consultation for Lewisham Incubator Centre, Lewisham, UK

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been commissioned to conduct a feasibility study and develop strategic guidelines for the development of a temporary business incubator centre in the vacant Town Hall building in Catford. The centre would support start ups and early stage businesses that work across the knowledge-based, creative, and digital sectors. The initiative is supported by Lewisham Council's recently launched Business Growth Strategy to develop and improve the opportunities for creative and knowledge-based enterprise clusters in town centres and transport hubs.

This is an exciting project and draws from our expertise in creative business hubs and incubators worldwide, as well as our on-going consultancy projects in Lewisham - where we are developing options for a Creative and Social Enterprise Innovation Centre for Goldsmiths.

4 April 14

Spotlight on Digital R&D in the Arts, Edinburgh, UK on 21st of May 2014

Tom Fleming has been invited to speak at 'Spotlight on Digital R&D in the Arts', - organised by Nesta and Creative Scotland, as part of their 'Digital Development Progarmme for Arts and Cultural Sector in Scotland'.

This event brings together key cultural and creative organisations, individuals, policy-makers and creative technologists to share experiences and explore innovative ways for arts and cultural organisations to use new technology in their business models.

As the learning and evaluation partner to this programme, Tom will be delivering a keynote speech on digital developments in the arts and cultural sector, as well as presenting the final results of our evaluation. --

1 April 14

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy Featured in 'Experience UK: A guide to creative excellence in visitor attractions'

We are happy to be featured in Experience UK - a Major publication by UK Trade and Industry (UKTI) and the British Council. We are featured as the UK's leading international cultural planning and creative economy research and consultancy agency with a track record in visioning, consultation, planning and delivery for major cultural projects all over the world. Experience UK gives a case study of our work in Dubai - where we are supporting creative cluster developments. It also promotes our role in developing 'business models for new cultural districts which go on to become the go-to places for mobile creative talent and discerning cultural audiences'.

We are keen to explore how our expertise can be utilised in different contexts - building on our track record in Europe, South East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

The Experience UK Guide can be downloaded here:

11 March 14

Hadrian's Wall - Collaboration Workshop, Northumberland, UK

Andrew Erskine will lead the Hadrian's Wall Site Directors meeting as part of a new era of collaboration for the organisation.

This will focus on how Hadrian's Wall and the museums along its way can realise their full potential as a key economic, cultural and social drivers for the North. With new sources of strategic funding and partnership coming on stream - e.g. from LEPs and Arts Council England/Visit England - it is particularly vital that we explore new and deeper ways of collaborating and co-creating. The purpose of this workshop is to explore what we should be focusing on and how best to bring this about.

06 March 14

City Conversation - the art of place-making, Manchester, UK

Andrew Erskine will address the CityCo 'City Conversation' event in Manchester - with a focus on innovation and the creative economy, the business of culture, and creative places and spaces.

This is one of a series of events led by CityCo - Manchester's city centre management company. Andrew will be speaking alongside Riccardo Marini, Director, Gehl Architects, Copenhagen; Peter Swift, Director, Planit Intelligent Environments; and David Partridge, Managing Partner, Argent.

Andrew will draw on examples of our role in creative place-making internationally.