Rob Rowlands: Research for business made simple

Rob Rowlands research for business

Research is vital for business, but many people see it as something that’s too complex or demanding to adopt. Rob Rowlands specialises in making research simple, giving businesses the skills and confidence to carry out original research effectively…

Caterina Avanzi: Personal style, self-belief and the real you

Caterina Avanzi is a personal stylist. She helps people find the perfect style that fits them as individuals. She explains how, by aligning inner self with outward-facing image, she enables her clients to represent themselves authentically, in business and everyday life…

Sandra Powell: Surface pattern designer as seer

Sandra Powell surface pattern designer

Sandra Powell is a surface pattern designer with a wealth of industry experience under her belt.She applies digital technology to traditional creative techniques and draws on an in-depth knowledge of the entire production process. She describes how this enables her to design her patterns to meet her clients’ exact requirements…

William Seabrook: Branding for business growth

William Seabrook branding expert

As co-founder of Partisan, William Seabrook aims to establish good branding as a core condition of business growth. William outlines how, by applying analytical, creative and technical methods, he transforms traditional businesses into modern brands…

Patricia Shea: On demand dopamine textile design

Patricia Shea design on demand

Patricia Shea is reinventing the idea of fast fashion, combining on demand manufacturing with high quality textile design. In this article she describes how digital printing technology enabled her to realise her ambitions and explains the benefits of being fully in control of her enterprise…

John Ardern: Cultural fit and mentoring wisdom

John Ardern is a long-established figure on the Manchester creative scene. Here, he talks about cultural fit, friendship, his experiences in market research and business consultation for agencies, and his personal motives for mentoring young creatives, startups and businesses…