01. Introduction

Your creative consultancy

Arts, culture and creative industries strategies are essential to successful business, communities, and places. At Creative Developments we understand how to support and grow social enterprises, businesses and sector related organisations at all levels.

From consultancy to business advice and mentoring. From developing design related services and funding advice. We can help you create networks, strategies and build your organisation.

We do this by listening, understanding, researching, educating and delivering. And with years of helping over 1000 practitioners, companies, social enterprises and government large and small you’ll be amazed at the positive impact it can make to you and your organisation.

02. Creative Development benefits


With over 20 years in the creative industries it is our prime directive to help build new leaders for the sector and help start-ups to achieve their goals. We understand the uniqueness of developing creative products and arts and culture activities, and know what business and personal attributes are required to succeed. We simply help you realise this.


To empower creative practitioners, businesses, government agencies, social enterprises, and organisations to thrive, grow and innovate in all areas of their creative practice, personal development and business.


To be known as the creative industries agency that challenges thinking, solves problems and transforms businesses, people and the sector through the power of creativity and shared values for economic and community prosperity.

03. Invictus benefits

Services we offer

Business Advice & Mentoring

Get practical business advice, strategies and ideas to help you or your organisation grow or develop specific skills and knowledge with our personal mentoring services.

Leadership & Digital Leadership

A service aimed at giving leaders new skills and knowledge; helping them to change or adopt new behaviours to become better leaders and succeed with digital adoption.

Communications & Marketing

We share knowledge, advise and create communication and marketing strategies for start-ups and established businesses and find the right solutions for you.

Workshops & Training

We develop and deliver workshops and training on a national, regional and local scale to help meet the needs of the creative industries sector and for individual organisations.

We have worked with 1000+ creative companies, government organisations, charities, social enterprises and individual practitioners from the design, digital, arts and culture sector. No matter what help you need our agency can help find the right solutions for you.

“Andrew’s initial email response to my email requesting advice was a pleasant surprise. It was considered, well thought through, well written and positive, already offering some possible ways forward.
Having had numerous consultancy meetings in my life, most of them have not been very productive, Andrew’s process was the opposite.
Andrew listened very carefully, asked good questions and slowly created a way forward some ideas were immediate and others to think about and recontact when the first stage of thinking had had time to develop. I felt in safe and experienced hands.
He was creative and flexible, not just someone from a digital or marketing background but someone who really cared about the arts and had experience of working with people in this field as well as having a personal interest.  
The follow up was quick and accurate and I felt very clear what it is I have to do next and then to go back and look at the next stage of advice and support.”
Tina Ellen Lee FRSA – Opera Circus, UK
04. Before Working with us

Frequently Asked Questions

01.What type of creative organisations do you work with?

We have worked with many creative businesses including design companies, theatre, art venues and groups, galleries, education institutions, music bands, photographers, arts and craft makers, digital companies, artists, charities, community groups, funding agencies, schools and universities, local and regional government agencies and many more.

02.Do you service a particular geographic area?

We are located in Somerset and cover the South West region. However, our clients and projects we get involved in are from all across the UK.

03.What type of subjects do you cover?

Our work covers many themes including business and creative industries sector development, funding, community engagement, audience development, project management, design and marketing, training, business start-ups and much more. We've worked on arts, music, IT, design, theatre, cultural and most creative subjects.

04.Why are you different to most consultancies?

Unlike other consultancies we provide a solutions driven approach and have an extensive range of knowledge, networks and experience backed up with 20 years of creative industry knowledge.

05.What kind of budget do I need to use your services?

We adjust our fees according to the individual needs of the business, project or person. For instance, we have worked with artists that earn £10k a year and have worked on £4m projects. Some clients use us for one or two advisory sessions costing just a few hundred pounds and others employ us to help build their business or get involved in projects that may cost thousands.

06.Who is Creative Developments?

Creative Developments is part of ADK Ltd; a company that trades under several business services and Creative Developments is one of these services. All are run by director Andrew Knutt and delivered with other assciates and partners. More info on our About Us page.

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06. Testimonial

Success stories

"We received expert and detailed advice from Andrew, which proved crucial in our decision-making and our approach to a new client. Andrew went above and beyond to understand our business and how our issues could be resolved in a fair, legal and most practical manner."

Tamsin Smith
Director, Time Concerts

"I just wanted to thank you for such an enriching course. I left feeling so inspired and I have such a clear vision on my next steps. This course was far better than anything I received when studying at University of the Arts London Central Saint Martins!"

Lusea (undisclosed surname)
Artist & Designer

Andrew was very friendly and accommodating and understands both art and business. The mentoring focused me on my business. He listened carefully and always had experience and information on what I wanted to know. My efforts business are much more constructive as a result.

Maisie Hill

"Andrew’s workshops completely changed my business. His mentoring gave me a new vision and inspiration to grow. His experience, vision and clear communication skills are difficult to find in other advisers. His knowledge in the creative industries and in business is extremely valuable."

Miguel Issa
Product Designer & Artist

“Andrew has such a wide experience and skills in teaching a positive, passionate, driven way forward. He also imparts useful things to take away. He addresses artists and creatives concerned and not just the traditional business practices. I learn't a lot about diversifying my income.”

Undisclosed Mentee
Artist and Business Owner

“Andrew was instrumental in getting a dialogue with the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to help us progress a creative industries policy for Somerset and Devon and helped us bring organisations together to develop this. A worthy creative industry professional I would endorse.”

Richard Holt
Director, Core Business Design

“Wow! What an eye-opener! I don’t know what silly game I’ve been playing up until now. It seems I’ve been missing trick after trick. Andrew Knutt is a brilliant motivator and there wasn’t a dull moment in his delivery. He drew ideas out of me that I didn’t know I had.”

Fran Pitt
Fran Pitt Portraits, Artist
08. contact us

We welcome your inquiry


+44 7739 631850




Creative Developments, ADK Ltd, c/o CICCIC, Memorial Hall, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PF