Creative Links: Building Your Creative Business With Harriet Kelsall

16 Oct 2018 · 6:00PM - 8:00PM
£10 (Link members), includes a welcome drink
Exhibition Room
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Tickets will be available online up until an hour before the talk starts. We have a small number of tickets that you can purchase on the door, these are sold on a first come first serve basis. Harriet Kelsall, one of the most respected UK designers and business trailblazers in the jewellery industry today, tells the story of how to build a flourishing creative business.

Harriet epitomises female success in the jewellery industry. Named HSBC Forward Ladies “Retail Business Woman of the Year” (2016) and Everywoman’s “Retail Woman of the Year” (2011), she has successfully established a global jewellery brand that has won over twenty UK and international awards. 

As part of the Creative Links talks series, Harriet will share her story and reveal how she made her dream a reality and started a jewellery business. Inspired by her own journey, from making her first silver ring aged just 4 with her father, to becoming the founder and chair of a thriving creative business, she will offer top tips on how to turn your creativity into a career.

Creatives from all disciplines are invited to join Harriet for this intimate evening of conversation as she marks the launch of her new book on how to start a creative business. A motivating guide, her book includes inspiring case studies from successful creatives including fashion designer Anna Scholz, ceramicist Keith Brymer-Jones and photographer Richard Weston.

When does the talk start?

Exchange innovative ideas and network with your peers with a glass of wine, a beer or soft drink from 6pm. The talk starts at 6.30pm.   

Who is the speaker?

Harriet Kelsall is one of the most respected bespoke designers and business trailblazers working in the UK jewellery industry today. She is the 2016 HSBC Forward Ladies “Retail Business Woman of the year”, was Everywoman’s “Retail Woman of the Year” in 2011, one of The Institute of Directors magazine’s six “women who have most changed the business world” in 2014 and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and of the City of London. 

She is the chair of the National Association of Jewellers and a non-executive director for both the Responsible Jewellery Council and the British Hallmarking Council. She is a regular keynote speaker on ethics and CSR, advised the government on jewellery skills as part of the Creative and Cultural Skills Academy and speaks nationally and internationally about responsible business. 

Frances Bromley from Scabetti, who is featured as a case study within Harriet’s book, will also be coming along to help answer questions at the end of the talk.