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Patricia van den Akker

Director, The Design Trust

Patricia van den Akker is a creative business adviser, trainer and coach who has worked for over 15 years with thousands of creative businesses. She is known for her inspiring, thought-provoking and practical approach to creative business development, so you will be walking away with practical actions to use in your own business immediately. Patricia very regularly talks and writes about creative business development with a wide variety of organisations including Etsy, Not On The High Street, Central St Martins and many others. She writes the regular business column ‘The Design Doctor’ for Crafts magazine, published by the Crafts Council. In Autumn 2016 she launched her first business book Dream Plan Do  successfully on Kickstarter. Find out more about Patricia