Creatives' Club #28: Get Artisan

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We welcome Neil Denny to Creatives' Club plus advice desk with industry expert.

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A space to connect, network, forge relationships, hatch plans, collaborate, skill share, be curious, ask questions and discuss all things entrepreneurship, business, and beyond.


Get Artisan

Neil will show you how embracing connection, complexity and autonomy will help you to drive excellence, innovation and commercial success in your own market. A talk exhorting delegates to move from merely putting in a shift to making the shift to real commitment to their work.

What does it mean to adopt an artisan mindset to our products/services and how can we communicate that to our peers, clients and marketplace? And what are the benefits in doing so?

Neil uses a framework of Connection/Complexity/Autonomy to deliver this looking at building smart connections, analogous to the guilds of old, encouraging openness to new ideas, innovating, adjacent possibilities and getting folk to embrace self-accountability and ownership of their own outcomes.


Neil Denny is a lawyer with Roythornes Solicitors in Nottingham as well as being an author and highly regarded speaker. He has spoken at events across Europe and North America since 2010. He inspires audiences to go deeper in understanding and excelling in their work and craft, whatever their sector may be.

“Neil is very motivating and enthusiastic. He acknowledges he doesn’t have all of the answers – he challenges me to broaden my creativity and to take risks to explore my own vulnerability.” Dispute Resolution Professional, San Francisco

“Not only is Neil passionate about his work but he is an excellent presenter as well. He was so good we had to turn the lights out to get people to leave.” Richard Hill CEO E-CRM

Advice desk:

Grab some invaluable 1:1 time to ask with industry professional.

Aga Kelly - Business Services Consultant - Cultural, Creative and Digital, and Local Community Engagement

Megan Rogers - Business Development Consultant – Fashion, Architecture and Design

Aga and Megan are both part of the employability team, working with new businesses and developing existing employer partnerships. Our dedicated team works collaboratively with UK and International businesses to support their objectives surrounding early careers recruitment, diversity and inclusion, on-campus and virtual engagement, and short-term projects.

NTU partners with employers across all industries and sectors and offers support with:

  • Advertising vacancies: postgraduate & graduate roles/schemes, sandwich placements, and short term/ summer internships
  • Virtual and physical job fairs, webinars, mock assessment centres, and guest lecturing
  • Student mentoring, employer-led projects, and initiatives
  • Funding

Have a chat with Aga and Megan at Creatives' Club about accessing NTU students and graduates!


Meet like-minded people in a friendly environment, enjoy a drink and some food. Have real conversations, meet your future business partner or customer. Whilst you’re here we’ll introduce you to all the free business courses, talks and workshops on offer to you, here in Nottingham as part of Big House.


Blend Coffee Shop, Avenue C, Sneinton Market


This event is free, but space is limited! Register NOW!

PLEASE NOTE: The Big House events are free to you, because they are funded – however there is a cost attached to them for us and we are a not-for-profit organisation. So, if you have registered to come, your place will have been paid for. Our events are very popular and we often have a waiting list. With this in mind, if for any reason you are unable to attend it is very important that you cancel your ticket on Eventbrite as soon as possible, to enable someone else to take your place.


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This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2022

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Thursday 16th September 2021

17:00pm - 18:00pm GMT

Blend Coffee Shop
Unit 30 Avenue C
England, NG1 1DW, United Kingdom

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