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Patricia Van Den Akker

Patricia Van Den Akker

Patricia Van Den Akker took over as Director of The Design Trust In November 2011

The Design Trust helps people to start, run or grow their own design or crafts business. They connect small design and crafts business with the best business advice, training and support AND with 'the market'. Working in partnership with a range of business experts, non profit organisations, government bodies, universities and commercial businesses.

Patricia has more than 12 years’ experience in creative and cultural business advice, training, marketing, fundraising, project and events management. She has developed and delivered many business training programmes, managed cultural project teams, and worked in business development and training in the private, public, profit and non-profit sector. Patricia also provides 1-2-1 advice & coaching, group training and group coaching to creative and social entrepreneurs, in particular around business development, planning, marketing and selling.

Profession : Director of The Design Trust

Website : http://www.thedesigntrust.co.uk