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Our pool of Creative Industry Advisers come from the following sectors: community arts, dance, design, factual TV, fashion & textiles, film, games & apps, literature, music industry, music production & collaboration, performance, product design & photography, screen industries & animation, TV drama and visual arts.

Sessions are subject to referral and the availability of our pool of part-time and independent advisers.

During a session you can expect to:
  1. Access specialist industry knowledge from those working in your sector
  2. Focus on areas of development within your sector
Community Arts - Clare Robertson
Dance - Susan Hay
Design - Katty Barac
Factual TV - Harry Bell
Fashion & Textiles - Fiona Chautard
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Advice Session Availability
How Often? Case-by-case scenario dependent on service referral
Where? In person (Glasgow), by phone or by Skype
To Book - Call 0333 999 7989 or email
Fiona is a Creative Business Consultant who has been involved with fashion and textiles for the last 20 years.
Previously Design into Business Manager for the Six Cities Design Festival, Fiona developed a programme of events and initiatives to promote the value of design to the business community across Scotland.

Fiona has owned her own design consultancy offering services to retailers and manufacturers in the clothing and interiors sector. This included: market trend, fashion forecasting, product development and supplier liaison with the Far East. During this time Fiona also lectured part time at Glasgow Caledonian University, in fashion, marketing and retailing.

Fiona has worked as a design manager with CHIPIE, and a knitwear designer for a major UK manufacturer in Nottinghamshire supplying Marks and Spencer. Fiona moved on to become Design Director of an independent fashion label which supplied fast fashion retailers including Top Shop, Miss Selfridge and River Island.

Fiona has an MBA in Retailing from Stirling University, and has worked with Glasgow School of Art, focusing on work related learning and employability skills. She is currently involved in developing a platform to support design and designer makers within rural communities.


  • Costing your design/product/service for a retail and wholesale market place
  • How to produce your designs/product, sourcing manufacturers/suppliers and quality control
  • Approaching a retail organisation or buyer to sell your designs/product
  • Advice on the fashion buying cycle
  • Understanding relevance of current fashion/ market trends in relation to design/product/service
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Games and Apps - David Thomson
Literature - Keith Charters
Music Industry - Ronnie Gurr
Music Production & Collaboration - Jim Sutherland
Performance - Severine Wyper
Product Design & Photography - Jon Barnes
Screen Industries & Animation - Bob Last
TV Drama - Eric Coulter
Visual Arts - Wendy Law
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Finance Sessions - Campbell Dallas
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