The “Beast from the East” forced us to cancel this particlar instalment of Creative & Corporate Love back in February but we are delighted to announce that we will be rescheduling our “Sharing is Caring” event for this May!

Creative & Corporate Love brings the creative and corporate communities together in order to spark a variety of new working partnerships and opportunities. Creative & Corporate Love is delivered with our supporting partner, Federation of Small Businesses and sponsored by Anderson Strathern and Chris Stewart Group.

Date: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Time: 6.30 – 9pm
Venue: The Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, Edinubrgh
Ticket Price: Full Paying CE/ FSB Members (Free), Online/Non-Members (£10)

NB: All ticket cancellations and refunds to be made 24 hours in advance of opening time.

We will be joined by some wonderful speakers including;

Eve Laird & Elle Tucker [ Co-Founders at RUDE Communications ]

Delivering communications to influence and engage stakeholders is Eve’s ‘thing’. She’s held leadership roles in PR and advertising agencies in London and Sydney and she’s worked in-house too, in the role of Director of Communications. It’s this strong corporate background that Eve applies to sharing economy companies for the biggest impact… leveraging the tools of the trade: events and discussion fora, press and media as well as white papers and more. Eve understands the importance of a strong, differentiating value proposition for sharing businesses, with trust an operational core. And she gets excited about the development of policy and regulation to ensure that peer-to-peer transactions are safe for everyone.

Elle is all about storytelling, and compelling content. Cutting her teeth as an award winning copywriter in advertising agencies, she has also spent half a decade as a respected journalist writing for broadsheets and glossy magazines. Elle knows the importance of a great ‘hook’ – and she knows what journalists and bloggers are looking for. Pitching a story angle to the media is second nature – because she’s one of them… And because working in the media is also about building connections, Elle has adapted that strength to create relationships within the sharing economy ecosystem: forming strategic partnerships with other sharing economy service providers for the benefit of RUDE clients.

Gunnar Groves-Raines [ Co-founder of GRAS & Custom Lane ]

Gunnar Groves-Raines studied Architecture at the University of Strathclyde before co-founding GRAS in 2006. GRAS is an architecture and design studio which exists to create extra-ordinary things and places through the exploration of ideas, materials, techniques and technologies. Through its work, the studio seeks to bring the often disconnected design and making processes closer together encouraging collaboration and experimentation across disciplines. In this spirit, in 2016 Gunnar established Custom Lane, a new centre of excellence for collaborative design and making in the heart of Leith.

Zakia Moulaoui [ Founder of Invisible Cities ]

Zakia is from France and has been living in Scotland for 10 years where she has worked with local and international charities, mostly organisations working with homeless people. After working as Director of International Partner Development at the Homeless World Cup Foundation, a global network of street soccer projects, she joined the team at Social Bite in Scotland, supporting people affected by homelessness throughout the country.

She is the Founder of Invisible Cities, a Scottish social enterprise that trains local people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of their cities. They offer local and social tours, connecting tourists and locals with places that make the city what it is. Zakia wants to create change around the stigma surrounding homelessness worldwide and bring people together, no matter their backgrounds, stories or problems. She is also passionate around social enterprises and working together to create change.

more Speakers to be announced;

Event Format: Provitional

6.30 – 6.45pm Registration

6:45 – 7:00pm Welcome by our host Sian Bevan

7:00 – 7:45pm Talks

7:45 – 8:00pm Break, networking & mingling

8:00 – 8:30pm Talks

8:30 – 9:00pm networking & mingling


Date and Time

Wed 16 May 2018

18:30 – 21:00 BST

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The Fruitmarket Gallery

45 Market Street



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