Cross Creative Delegates Announced

TRCmedia has today (20th November) announced the delegates on Cross Creative: a transformative training and development programme for senior tech/creative professionals in Scotland’s thriving digital sector.

Cross Creative offers an exciting opportunity for Scottish businesses to achieve essential professional growth, raise their game and gain a competitive edge. It is aimed at professionals with strategic influence within commercial creative businesses.

This year’s delegates are:

Robert Fyfe | CitNOW | Design Team Lead
Stu Thomson | Cut Media | Director
David Buchan | Innovation Digital | Managing Director
Nadeem Sarwar | Organised Health | Founder and CEO
Ali King | Spiritus | Data Engineer
Angela Prentner-Smith | This is Milk | Managing Director
Daniel Rae | Hydrogen | Co-Owner & Strategy Director
Charlie Bell | Whitespace | Creative Director

This year marks the tenth edition of Cross Creative. The six month programme comprises five monthly training sessions in Glasgow, covering themes ranging from powerful negotiation to finance and investment and scaling-up. The programme concludes with an international business trip, giving participants the unparalleled opportunity to gain access to some of the best digital companies in the world. Previous delegates of the programme have visited world-beating companies in Silicon Valley including Facebook, Twitter and IDEO. This year, for the first time, delegates will visit Canada’s vibrant Toronto-Waterloo Region Corridor- the largest technology cluster in North America outside of San Francisco.

Cross Creative is being delivered as part of the wider Digital Economy Expansion Programme, a three year programme of specialist business development and skills support, targeting individuals and companies working in the screen and digital sub sectors of the Creative Industries and aiming to grow the sector in Scotland. The initiative is being developed alongside and financially supported by Channel 4, BBC, Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise.

Claire Scally and Margaret Scott, joint Managing Directors of TRCmedia said:

“Cross Creative is one of our most successful training programmes with an excellent track record of supporting Scottish digital companies. We’re very excited to launch this year’s programme and to enter new territory in Canada’s renowned Toronto-Waterloo Region Corridor. “

Commenting on the Digital Economy Expansion Programme, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop said:

“Scotland’s creative industries are thriving, but in order to build on that growth we need to give the industry’s future leaders the chance to develop their business skills and widen their horizons. Cross Creative provides that opportunity for the digital sector, and I’d like to congratulate all the successful candidates.”

David Smith, Sector Director at Scottish Enterprise said:

“We are delighted to support this varied programme and the exciting international opportunities it offers. We’ve been actively working with TRCmedia to ensure that participating companies also tap into wider business support opportunities available which can further accelerate their growth and see Scotland’s creative industries gain a competitive edge.”

The first Cross Creative training session will be on Wednesday 22nd November. Find out more.