Creative Businesses – New ideas for getting your work to market.

Creative Businesses Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme

The Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme is pleased to announce their second Event in their 2019 ‘Business Academy’ programme. This programme is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and by Business Gateway Dumfries and Galloway.  It consists of monthly training events, each aimed at different sectors of local business. The free events will run throughout 2019 in the Glenkens, Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright. The aim is to improve the sustainability of local businesses in the Galloway Glens area by providing technical training and networking sessions in order to pass on good practice, capitalise on our amazing local heritage and support business development.

This second event is called ‘Creative Businesses – New ideas for getting your work to market’. It is being held at Kirkcudbright Galleries from 5:30 – 7 pm on the 28th February. It will consist of range of talks covering:

  • Selling your work through an artist’s co-operative
  • Selling and marketing your work online
  • Setting your retail price.
  • Planning for financial success

A light buffet will be provided, and there will be time for networking after the formal event finishes. To book on to this free event, email the Galloway Glens Education and Community Engagement Officer, Helen Keron, on or 07827 306 866.

Future events will include an event for food producers and retailers in Castle Douglas on the 28th March and over the rest of the year there will be sessions on Young Entrepreneurship, Health & Safety in Agriculture Businesses, Developing your Manufacturing Business and Supporting Social Enterprises. Contact Helen or see the Galloway Glens website for more details on these and other events.

Helen said:
‘The first of our Business Academy events in Dalry last month was very well received, with 39 attendees braving the snow and ice for a very interesting series of presentations. It was packed full of technical insights into their business, and that’s what we plan to do again on Thursday 28th for creative businesses. Thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Business Gateway, these events are free to attend, and we’re so glad people are finding them worthwhile.’