UK Workshop: Building successful creative enterprises

The British Council and DTI’s Philippine Trade Training Center are doing exciting things for Filipino creative entrepreneurs.

The Creative Enterprise Programme will run from 17-19 April 2018 at Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC), Pasay City. It is a three-day practical workshop to help creative entrepreneurs turn their business ideas into reality. Over the three days, participants will learn the key aspects of setting up and running a creative business – from developing business proposition, to exploring their potential customer base, and thinking about finances.

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The workshop is led by Catherine Docherty, an accredited trainer and creative entrepreneur in her own right, who has worked in design and innovation for over 20 years in the UK. She is also Founder and Managing Director of Journey Associates, an agency that helps organisations improve their economic and social impact through a participatory, design-led approach.

The Creative Enterprise Programme is developed by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation. It is designed specifically for the creative industries, such as advertising, architecture, arts & culture, craft, design, fashion, games, music, publishing, tech, TV and film.

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The programme was first launched in the Philippines in 2015. Past participant Kiko Kintanar of Earthworks Fashion shares, “It was exciting and fun. It placed my goals into perspective and gave me an idea on how to start a creative enterprise or improve it.”

All participants get a certificate of completion from British Council, PTTC, and Nesta.

Interested parties are invited to apply before 30 March 2018 through British Council Philippines’ website (

The programme in the Philippines is a partnership between British Council and PTTC as the country continues to strengthen its creative economy through international collaborations, professional development and education.

Kathy Kenny


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