Handmade in Britain offers support to new and established designer makers  through group workshops and one-to-one mentoring, providing invaluable business advice and practical support to guide them into successful careers.

Mentoring for Designer-makers

Our one to one mentoring sessions are aimed at providing you with specially tailored advice and guidance to address the needs of your business.   Led by Handmade in Britain’s Creative Director, each session is one hour in duration and can be booked as a stand-alone session or a course to suit your needs. 

Handmade in Britain’s mentoring programme is suitable for designer-makers from all disciplines and at any stage in their career.


Each session is led by your interests and the needs of your business. You may wish to consider the following areas, but sessions are by no means limited to these areas:

Creative Direction:

Design development, commercial aspect in creative design, product pricing strategy, tips & advice on sourcing materials, product development and market awareness.

Business Development:

Creating a business plan, financial planning, identifying target markets, moving to next level in business, international development, outsourcing and other relevant topics.

Marketing Strategies:

Promotion and publicity specific to your brand/product, creative ways of inexpensive marketing, use of social media relevant to your brand, trade and retail shows, promotion strategies, tips & advice on press and media.

Dates:  Sessions are currently held on Mondays to Fridays (exc. Bank Holidays). 


Location: Sessions are held at our offices in Clerkenwell, London.  For your convenience telephone consultations are also available on request.

Cost:   One hour session  £30+vat

            5 session course  £125+vat

To register for Creative Business mentoring, please complete this online form.