Expert advisors

Our 1-2-1 appointments are open to all members. Each appointment is 30 minutes long and takes place over video or audio call.

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I am beyond thrilled that a service like this is available. Especially now, when it’s even harder to know where to go to for advice and to feel *seen* in the creative industry, such a personal consultation from a professional of this calibre is a needed and appreciated the opportunity.

Catriona MacLeod

Speak to an industry expert

01.

Choose a topic

From the list below choose the topic that best suits your support needs and click through to view our specialists.

03.

Be prepared

Advisors check out your profile so make sure you have it filled in with a photo, bio and links to your work. On the day make sure you have any info the advisor might need to help you with your question.

02.

Book a session

Book a time and date that suits you. Your advisor will be in touch to let you know how to connect on the day.

04.

Take action

These sessions are designed to help you solve problems and overcome obstacles. Use them to propel you into action.

Frequently asked questions

I haven't heard from my advisor after booking

After you book your appointment your advisor should contact you directly to arrange your session. Our advisors are volunteers so this might take a bit of time, but if you’re appointment is quickly approaching and you’re concerned about the lack of communication search your junk mail to see if their email has been misplaced. If there’s nothing there, please email us at hello@wearecec.co.uk and we will contact the advisor for you to set up a new appointment if necessary.

How many sessions can I have?

We recommend that you have no more than 2 sessions with any one advisor. These sessions are to help solve problems rather than be used as regular support sessions. Our advisors are volunteers who’ve donated their time to support our community members. Their time is limited, so we ask that you please use this resource sparingly.

How long is each session?

Each session is 30 minutes long. You can get the most out of our session by providing the advisor with detailed info about your business and the challenges you are facing. You will have an opportunity to answer these questions when you book.

On the day turn up prepared with any additional info the advisor might need in order to understand your business.

How do I cancel an appointment?

You can view all your booked appointments on the Bookings page (you can find it in your profile menu).

To cancel an appointment click on the Cancel Appointment button.

Can I keep working my advisor after my allotted sessions?

Many of the expert advisors here offer additional support such as consultancy work, coaching, legal or accountancy services for a reasonable fee. If you wish to continue working with them after your two allotted sessions, we welcome you to make arrangements to formalise your partnership directly with them.

What if I can't find the help I need here?

Get in touch with the CEC team at hello@wearecec.co.uk and let us know what kind of issue you’re having and we may be able to suggest another contact.