Cross Creative  is TRCmedia’s transformative training and development programme for senior tech / creative professionals in Scotland’s digital media sector.


Cross Creative offers an exciting opportunity to achieve essential professional growth and gain a competitive edge. It is aimed at creative/tech professionals with strategic influence within a commercial creative business in the digital sector in Scotland.  The six month programme comprises five monthly in- house sessions plus an international field trip, giving participants the unparalleled opportunity to gain access to some of the best digital companies in the world. This year delegates will visit Canada’s famous Toronto-Waterloo Region Corridor, the largest technology cluster in North America outside of San Francisco.

This year’s delegates are:

Robert Fyfe
Stu Thomson
David Buchan
Nadeem Sarwar
Ali King
Angela Prentner-Smith
Daniel Rae
Charlie Bell

CitNOW | Design Team Lead
Cut Media | Director
Innovation Digital | Managing Director
Organised Health  | Founder and CEO
Spiritus | Data Engineer
This is Milk | Managing Director
Hydrogen  | Co-Owner & Strategy Director
Whitespace  | Creative Director

What’s on offer?

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Sessions will be delivered by leading trainers and industry experts. Topics covered will include:

  • Creative company culture
  • Powerful negotiation
  • Creative processes for problem-solving
  • Effective messaging and elevator pitches
  • Benefits of collaboration
  • Attitude to risk
  • Financing and Scaling-up

Schedule of dates:

  • Session #1 | 23 November 2017
  • Session #2 | 2 Days: 11 and 12 December 2017
  • Session #3 | 21 February 2018
  • Session #4 | 21 March 2018
  • Session #5 | Canada Field Trip  (April 28 to May 4, dates subject to change)
  • Session #6 | 23 May 2018 (2-5pm)

Cross Creative is an original training concept by TRCmedia. Cross Creative is funded by our partners Channel 4, BBC, Scottish Enterprise and Creative Scotland.

 Previous Cross Creative programmes:

In California, we have previously secured meetings with some of the most successful digital companies including:

Facebook, Fantasy Interactive, Xamarin, Dropbox, Splunk, Unity, Medium, Pixar, Ideo, First Opinion, Twitter and Sonar.

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Cross Creative is funded by BBC, Channel 4, Scottish Enterprise and Creative Scotland. There is a delegate fee of £500. 


Cross Creative is open to senior creative/tech professionals with strategic influence within a commercial creative business in the digital media sector in Scotland. For guidance, this includes digital design, agencies, games, animation, mobile apps, publishing, augmented/virtual reality, technology and platforms/software.

We welcome applications from candidates who will use this opportunity to drive their business forward.

Selection on Cross Creative is a highly competitive, with candidates chosen on the basis of talent, need and clearly articulated business goals.