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Building a successful Creative Startup

Harriet Kelsall started her bespoke jewellery business from her kitchen table 15 years ago and now runs the UK's leading bespoke jewellery design company. She has a team of 30 including 15 designers based in two studios in Hertfordshire and Cambridge and has won many awards along the way, include the prestigious “Boutique Jeweller of the Year Award” in the 2013 UK Jewellery Awards. 

Her business was one of the first 20 jewellers worldwide to launch Fairtrade gold and the first business to be both Fairtrade licensed and certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council. Harriet will tell the story of her journey to business success and how she juggled the many conflicting issues and challenges along the way. 

She will share her tips for starting and building a successful creative business which she hopes will help you grow your business into something amazing.

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  • Ivonne

    One of the best Meet-Ups I have been to. I absolutely loved Harriet's authenticity. She was great and the information she has shared with us, too. A big Thank You to the organizers. x

    February 26, 2014

  • David T.

    I liked it. Good way to see a basic outline on how a creative company got off the ground and became a success.

    February 26, 2014

  • Miriam A.

    It was interesting. A bit short and rushed, but informative.

    February 26, 2014

  • Jessie H.

    Sorry,I could not make it.

    February 26, 2014

  • Lynne w.

    Really enjoyed the talk, I could relate to quite a lot of it.
    I also realised a lot about myself and why I choose to make jewellery for designers and not make my own range. Social skills need some work! I was a blithering red faced idiot when I asked my question at the end!
    All good fun though and very informative.

    February 26, 2014

  • Jan M.

    Excellent!! Really enjoyed the talk, a very generous
    sharing of information. A lot to think about.

    February 26, 2014

  • tracey

    Really enjoyed the talk. A few good tips including talking to the people who were in the room with us. I had some very inspiring conversations after the event and look forward to meeting up with some of you again and continuing our conversations.

    February 26, 2014

  • Miriam A.

    Hi, the circle line is delayed. Hope to make it on time.

    February 26, 2014

  • Maulik

    Unable to make it but interested to meet people in fashion and jewellery business.

    February 26, 2014

  • Tracy A.

    Hi my place up is up for grabs if someone wants it as I can't get away. Thanks.

    February 26, 2014

    • Tracy A.

      I've just taken my rsvp off...thanks have a great evening everyone! :)

      February 26, 2014

  • Mark

    Place up for grabs as had to cancel.

    February 26, 2014

  • Mark

    Sorry guys can't make it. Place up for grabs.

    February 26, 2014

  • Mark

    Sorry guys can't make it. Place up for grabs.

    February 26, 2014

  • Mei T

    Can't make it. Can't leave work on time.

    February 26, 2014

  • Louise F.

    I can't make it now. Have changed my RSVP. Hope someone can take my place.

    February 26, 2014

  • Robert F.

    Sorry for the late notice, but am sadly not going to be able to make it after all. Too much last minute work to catch up on I'm afraid, so am freeing up my space for anyone who wants it. Have fun. :)

    February 26, 2014

    • Kala C.

      Meeee please

      February 26, 2014

  • Víctor

    I am interested in attending to the speech today and I see that a lot of people is dropping out the event... Any chances to be included in the list? Thanks, Víctor

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Jan M.

    Hi, I would love to come this evening, my friend
    Veronica U has sent a message asking if I can come
    with. Please let me know.

    February 26, 2014

  • mk c.

    I would like to attend, any free spaces?

    February 26, 2014

  • Vikas

    I'm afraid I'm going to drop out this evening due to extra work being asked for, just before deadline. Have a fantastic night all.
    Vikas

    February 26, 2014

  • Natalie P.

    Hi unfortunately I won't be able to attend so a space is free!

    February 26, 2014

  • gordi

    Hi, I'm interested in attending this event tomorrow. I haven't RSPV and it's closed now. I was wondering if I can still turn up?

    February 25, 2014

    • gordi

      Hi Fran, Thanks for your reply. Where do I add myself to the waiting list here?

      February 26, 2014

  • Kala C.

    Hi! I really want to attend this evening. Is it possible to use the RSVP from people who have cancelled? Thank you very much. Regards.

    February 26, 2014

  • Archita M.

    Sorry all. I am not able to attend due to some issues. I have changed my RSVP status to no, so that someone else can attend

    February 26, 2014

    • Kala C.

      Me!!! Please!

      February 26, 2014

  • Nelum s.

    Hi, apologies but I will no longer be able to attend this evening so hope someone else can make use of the spot. RSVP changed. Thanks. N

    February 26, 2014

  • Linda

    I'm very unwell and don't want my place wasted. Please Fran, pass it on to Paul Tofman since he is most ardent in attending and resourceful enough to win my place. I'm indebted, and he deserves the opportunity. Many thanks!

    February 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, unfortunately I had to cancel as I'm unwell (I don't even have a voice). I hope someone else is able to take advantage of my place.

    Everyone have a great evening.

    February 26, 2014

    • Michael

      Take care and recover soon!

      February 26, 2014

  • Paul T.

    Hi linda, sorry about that. is it possible I use your RSVP?? plssss.

    February 25, 2014

    • Linda

      Certainly, please do Paul Tofman, otherwise that place is wasted! Hope you're the first on the waiting list. Sorry to miss, but if and when you get it, please enjoy it!

      February 26, 2014

  • Linda

    Not sure I'm be well enough to attend tomorrow's event (tummy bug, nausea & vomiting, dehydration), sorry. A copy of the presentation slides would be much appreciated. Many thanks!

    February 25, 2014

  • Paul T.

    Hi, the message just came in.Dear Organiser,kindly grant me a special RSVP. I'm an MBA student from Africa, studying in london. I would be glad if my request is granted.

    February 25, 2014

  • george y.

    I run InStages.com - an online platform dedicated to designers to share their design progress with their audience in stages. Come say Hi if you want to know more and get your projects featured on our site.

    February 25, 2014

  • Konrad S.

    Hello fellow networkers!

    I'm a creative copywriter with a small team of awesome writers at my side. We have some magical words up our sleeves, which can entice, seduce and persuade your customers! If you need brilliantly-crafted website content, blog posts, press releases, sales emails, slogans, video scripts or any other sales-related writing - then give me a big fat shout at the meetup. Or send me a quick message beforehand.

    I'd love to connect with you and discuss tactics.

    Check out our site in the meantime:

    http://www.creative-copywriter.net

    Cheers :)

    February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    can't wait, this will be the first of many I'm sure.

    February 24, 2014

  • Jillian

    Wednesday ended up cancelling so excited to attend!

    February 24, 2014

  • Kristina

    Hi, can you let me know when you think this event will finish? looking forward to it.

    February 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does the seminar start at 6.30 prompt?

    February 23, 2014

    • Joey

      You're cute

      February 23, 2014

  • David T.

    I run an urban market/street art event - www.freshlymade.net and I am launching magazine based on the content we create there.

    February 21, 2014

  • Jillian

    I was really excited to attend but realised I had double booked and had to cancel. I'm really looking forward to the next event!

    February 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I've just recently launched a online lingerie boutique and am looking forward to learning some new marketing strategies along with networking.

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • Archita M.

    It would be be nice to meet like minded people. I am in the process of launching my own fashion label. It all started with crafting :)

    February 19, 2014

  • Olvia A.

    I am launching a pop up store in London soon..it will be great if you can send me some notes. I won't be in London before may

    February 19, 2014

  • Lynne w.

    I am a jeweller myself. I would be really interested to come. are there any spaces left?

    February 17, 2014

  • VictoriaVS

    I see the meet-up is full, please message me if some people cancel last minute. would love to join in and hear about Harriet Kelsall. thanks

    January 31, 2014

    • Awon G.

      Hi Fran. Can I bring one more person with me in that case? She's very interested in finding out more about the course. Thanks

      February 14, 2014

    • VictoriaVS

      thanks looking forward to it!

      February 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry I won't be able to make the session on the 26th now. I'm sure the person who gets my space is in for an awesome event.

    February 14, 2014

  • shabina

    Hi Not sure I can make it so thought I would let somone else book it who knew they could go.

    Hopefully I will be available for the next one

    February 11, 2014

  • Michael

    Can't wait! And if you are looking to build your software at affordable cost take a look at what we do: http://codedose.com and drop me a line at [masked]

    February 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm Rositta, I would really love to come along to this so do let me know if a space opens up. I make
    up-cycled hats, shoes and slipper-boots. Thanks

    February 11, 2014

  • Mark

    Excited to meet some people and offer tips particularly when it comes to online marketing and websites. Look forward to learning from others too!

    January 26, 2014

    • Bart C.

      Markus, check out a blog of a friend of mine: www.growthhackingpro.com­
      He covers clever tactics for user base growth and online marketing

      February 5, 2014

  • Vikas

    Just started a fresh design agency... Always on the lookout to meet other creatives for networking and even learn a thing or two on the night.

    January 23, 2014

  • Samantha J.

    HI there I'm Samantha Looking forward to attending this meet up as I would love some brilliant tips for my business.

    January 23, 2014

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