07 June 2018

Season two of the Creatives’ Club launched this month with a packed line up of guest speakers, specialist advice surgeries and even an urban garden party.

New to this season is a series of specialist sessions, including a portfolio review and CV critique, a social media surgery and a chance to get a free professional headshot. There’s even an urban garden party to look forward to.

The popular guest speaker slot and sound-tracked speed networking format remains, with a cracking line up of experts and panellists.

The season kicked off on Wednesday 13th June at the Malt Cross with a session on “Why you need a client contract” with Heather Stanford-Gould. Heather shared her '5 top tips' for drawing up a simple, straightforward client contract - that works. With over 25 years’ experience in providing assistance on operational, contractual and legal matters to businesses, her legal expertise can help businesses understand and set up the frameworks businesses need in place to protect themselves.

Heather Stanford-Gould talking about client contracts

The next Creatives' Club event is an Urban Garden Party on Tuesday 19th June from 5.00pm at Think in NG, Cobden Chambers, where (weather permitting) there will be networking in the courtyard. We are excited to be joined by guest speaker, Ed Higgins of landscape architects, Hosta Consulting. Ed has been selected to be one of this year’s RHS Young Designers for a garden that he has created called Finding [urban] Nature, which celebrates the hidden charm to be found in wasteland sites, daring visitors to see them as important urban spaces for wildlife and recognise them as valuable assets that can help improve mental health and wellbeing and build a sense of community.

There will also be an opportunity to have a free, high-quality, headshot taken by a professional photographer, to make your profile ping. Book your place here.

Creatives' Club from The Creative Quarter Photo credit @Adtrak

The new season of Creatives’ Club networking events will run regularly from June 13th to 8th August at various locations throughout Nottingham including the Malt Cross, Antenna and the brand new venue, The Creative Clubhouse.

Check out the full list of events for season two:

# 007: 'Why you need a client contract' - 13 June 2018 @ Malt Cross Speaker: Heather Stanfold-Gould of Stanford-Gould + Free CV & Portfolio Critique

# 008: 'The Urban Garden Party' - 19 June 2018 @ Think in NG Speaker: Ed Higgins of Hosta Consulting + Free Headshots

# 009: 'Be a Better (Business) You' - 12 July 2018 @ Blend Speaker: Ed Hollands of Driven Media + Meet a Mentor

# 010: 'Analogue vs Digital' - 17 July 2018 @ Antenna Speaker: Panel of Digital & Analogue experts Hosted by Tim Elliot of FYI100 + Free Social Media Surgery

# 011: 'Why you shouldn't start a creative business' - 25 July 2018 @ Think in NG Speaker: Paul Stephenson of October Textiles

# 012: 8 August 2018 - Details TBC

A selfie with Susan Hallam, MBE and the Creatives' Club crowd

Designed to bring together a like-minded crowd of designers, makers, creators, digital nomads, entrepreneurs and business owners, the Creatives’ Club networking event has seen talks on happiness from HyggeBox, gaining competitive advantage with Cryptocurrency from Imaginaire Design and an honest account of making the leap into freelance from Magda K Photography.

We've also been joined by James Bryan of Skeleton Productions provided us his wisdom on using video to promote your business, plus Alex Traska, Creative Director of shared his creatives guide to stealing, lying, collaborating & making mistakes, as well as an inspiring talk from Susan Hallam MBE on upscaling your business. The new calendar of events promises to deliver even more insight, inspiration and opportunities to make valuable connections.

Complete with soundtracked speed networking, a series of inspirational keynote speakers and opportunities for practical activities and advice, it is ‘don’t miss’ for creative types in Nottingham and Derby.

More details are being added weekly, for the latest line up dates, times and speakers visit our event page.

Creatives' Club is sponsored by Browne Jacobson, a national law firm and experts across the private and public sectors. They provide their clients with sector expertise, straightforward advice, pricing and product innovation and exceptional client service. Find out more about them here