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Posted 04.12.18

Free Intensive Business School for Creative Enterprises

By Bethany Pyner

Are you a graduate or start-up in need of support to grow or launch your creative enterprise? If that sounds like you, Hidden Talent in Devon at Plymouth College of Art is delivering a three day, intensive business school programme from 12 to 14 December - and it’s fully funded by the European Social Fund.

Focusing on self-diagnosis, self-reflection and improvement, the Hidden Talent in Devon Business School is designed to give you the tools and confidence to address your enterprise’s challenges head on. Successful businesses are always evolving, and start-ups need to be especially adaptable. Recognising your own skillset and addressing the gaps is a key ingredient for growth. This intensive programme will support you to do just that.  

The Hidden Talent in Devon Business School will be delivered by our own Enterprise Advisor, Paul Read, and our Head of Development and Enterprise Laura Wasley, alongside external deliverers Stewart Noakes and Andrew Davies. Stewart and Andrew are experienced entrepreneurs who both enjoy sharing their experiences and helping others in business, as they have been helped. Andrew has grown an SaaS (Software as a Service) business based in New York and London, and has experience of raising venture capital. Stewart has been involved in multiple ventures in the UK, India, Portugal, and the USA. Their delivery style is interactive and engaging, employing a variety of formats to bring to life the skills needed to help your start-up beat the odds and succeed where many others might fail. If your creative enterprise is in need of support, the Business School will have something for you.

For more information about this course and to book your free place, click here.

Hidden Talent in Devon is an exciting project that enables people from a range of backgrounds to access creative workshops and learn new skills to support their employability, self-employment or progression to further study. Fully funded by the European Social Fund, Hidden Talent in Devon workshops are being offered to participants for free. To keep up to date with activities on the project, join the mailing list here.

If you have any questions about the Business School or the Hidden Talent in Devon more broadly, contact Project Coordinator Beth Pyner at