Leading the charge – why we've cancelled Zoom

Leading the charge – why we've cancelled Zoom

Let’s face it – the past six months have been tough. We’ve baked focaccia, bought a variety of plants, downloaded (but never used) Duolin...

ALD launches advertorials for creative businesses

ALD launches advertorials for creative businesses

As a close collaborator with the ALD, Collaborative Creations had the honour of featuring in the association's first ever advertorial art...

Five minutes with...Lucy Carter

Five minutes with...Lucy Carter

Collaborative Creations talk to award-winning Lighting Designer Lucy Carter about her early career, The Royal Opera House and joining the...

FollowMe confirms Collaborative Creations as UK business development partner

FollowMe confirms Collaborative Creations as UK business development partner

Netherlands-based remote follow spot manufacturer Follow-Me has named Collaborative Creations as its UK partner for business development....

Let's kickstart our recovery with #GED2020

Let's kickstart our recovery with #GED2020

The fifth annual Global Exhibitions Day doesn’t look like the others. Usually at this time of year event profs would be celebrating the e...

Event planners need to rethink how they pitch for business

Event planners need to rethink how they pitch for business

First published in C&IT Magazine, Nicola Macdonald looks at the new ways organisers have found to engage with clients and keep in regular...

Marking Mental Health Awareness Week

Marking Mental Health Awareness Week

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, the UK Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May, with the very apt theme of 'kindn...

5 minutes with...Johanna Town

5 minutes with...Johanna Town

ALD Chair and Freelance Lighting Designer Johanna Town discusses her early love of lighting, refurbishing the Royal Court and promoting b...

LEDBlade announces Collaborative Creations as UK partner

LEDBlade announces Collaborative Creations as UK partner

Lighting manufacturer LEDBlade has partnered with London-based agency Collaborative Creations to expand its presence in the UK lighting a...

3 off 1 on: Our approach to Furlough

3 off 1 on: Our approach to Furlough

Tom Wilkes discusses the reasoning behind the company’s ‘three weeks off, one week on’ approach to working during lockdown.

Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week

This week, companies around the UK and the globe are celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week, spearheaded by the Global Entrepreneurship Network. Plus, at Collaborative Creations we’ve recently (ish) passed the six-month mark since the launch of the business back in March.


The first six months of growing the business have been everything you’d expect: exciting, nerve-wracking, rewarding and a huge learning curve. The company at its core is a group of like-minded individuals trying to find an honest and mutually beneficial way to work with clients and with each other, and we try to keep that at the heart of everything we do.


The name Collaborative Creations stems from the idea that sharing knowledge and ideas can make each individual stronger in their role. We’re a small team, each with our own specific roles and specialties, and one that works remotely, so regular communication and taking time to talk through challenges and projects is vital. You never know when a colleague might be able to connect the dots in a way you haven’t seen.


The allure of launching a startup is clear to see: autonomy, agency and the ability to craft the kind of company you’d want to work for, and with. The negatives, as anyone celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week alongside us can attest, can often be opposite sides of the same coin: uncertainty, complete accountability and the propensity to over-work and lose sight of the work/life balance.


To tackle these potential negatives at Collaborative Creations we’ve focused on many of the same key areas as the Global Entrepreneurship Network itself. We celebrate each others’ successes and tackle any failures and shortcomings as a team, working through problems rather than assigning blame.


Vitally, employee welfare has to be front and centre. The world of work is changing and new businesses have the opportunity to do things right from the off. A healthy working culture has to be built on trust, especially, as in our case, with remote working. We trust that everyone is invested in and passionate about what we do, not to mention that autonomy has long been proven to have positive effects on a company culture.


We seek out opportunities to learn and grow ourselves and the business, whether that’s through mentoring, conferences, networking, trade shows or more. No-one is too experienced to learn from their peers and trailblazers in parallel industries and businesses.


We place a great deal of importance on being the type of business that we would want to work with. What that means in practice is that we have a clear idea of the kind of clients who could benefit most from what we do, and approach the potential clients appropriate to our skills, size and scope. Plus, we work with companies that we respect, with products and services that we believe in, so that we can be truthful and genuine when we represent them in a professional capacity.


Collaborative Creations is just at the start of its business journey and we’re incredibly excited about what the future might hold. To all the fellow entrepreneurs and startups around the world: Happy GEW2019!


Some of the Collaborative Creations team enjoying some down time at Book of Mormon in London.

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