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We’re going to The Design Trust Start Up Day at the New Designers show – are you?

Jun 17, 2014

by Natalie Wall handmade and vintage goods

The Design Trust Start Up Day at New Designers, 26th June 2014
When? Thursday 26 June from 10.30am – 4.30pm
Where? Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1 0QH
Costs? It’s FREE! But you will need to purchase a ticket to New Designers (Etsy community members can get advance tickets for just £9 instead of £14.50 on the door with the code NDETSY by the 25th). You can attend just one session, or go for the entire day.

Ten talks, plenty of panel discussions, plus 25 experts and organisations giving free advice. Yup, for the third year running The Design Trust present The Design Trust Start Up Day AKA a day full of talks, interviews and discussion panels to help you start up and grow a successful creative career or business.

On Thursday 26th June from 10.30am to 4.30pm you can join more than 25 organisations and businesses to receive useful insights and advice on online marketing & selling, studio provision, business support and selling opportunities, legal/intellectual property, finance & funding, and much more.

Speakers include:
•   Barbara Chandler, design writer for the London Evening Standard, who will interview Jason Wilary-Attew, Head of Buying for John Lewis.
•   Grant Gibson, Editor of Crafts magazine
•   Doug Richard, Founder and CEO of the School for Creative Startups
Plus we’ll be there too!

This event is aimed at recent design and craft graduates, anyone thinking about starting a creative business or become a freelancer, or any creative sole trader or freelancer who wants to get practical business advice. Put simply, perfect for Etsy sellers!

There will be opportunity to meet with many of the experts after their panel discussions or talks for further questions or networking.

You can join one specific session, or you can come and join us for the entire day; either way, we recommend booking your tickets in advance at

The event is free but you will need a ticket for the New Designers show. The Design Trust Start Up Day at New Designers will take place in the New Designers Talks Theatre, Gallery Level 3.

For more details about the day, including a full itinerary visit

To book a £9 discounted ticket the New Designer exhibition, use the code NDETSY at checkout by the 25th.

See you there!


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