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The Creative Entrepreneurs’ Directory

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singer songwriter and choir leader
Folk / pop / acoustic / singer songwriter / community
Biography:

Kim Edgar is a warm and engaging live performer with “a keen observation of the small details of people’s lives and the ability to turn those details into stories that can touch the listener at a very emotional level” (Southside Advertiser). This Edinburgh based pianist and singer/songwriter’s intensity and intimacy in performance have attracted glowing reviews:

“An inspired empathy” * * * * * Fringe Review
“An achingly honest voice…sparkling talent” * * * * Broadway Baby
“Imaginatively and beautifully crafted songs” Maverick

With three critically acclaimed solo albums under her belt, Kim has been described as “an example of everything that's great about contemporary music” and “probably one of the best songwriters in Britain today.” * * * * * Spiral Earth

One eighth of the The Burns Unit collective (which also included Karine Polwart, King Creosote and Emma Pollock), Kim currently tours extensively as a member of the pan-European folk band, CARA (www.cara-music.com ), Described as "strangely uplifting, despite the well-phrased, sombre lyrics" and "a comfort blanket for the disillusioned soul” (The BIG Issue), Kim's songs capture distilled emotions, which increasingly wide audiences across the UK, and beyond, are identifying with and responding to.

www.kimedgar.com

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wood carver & artificer.
Design, sculptor, maker for public art, private collectors, architectural work & charities.
Biography:

I'm a wood carver and artificer working in Johnshaven Aberdeenshire. I speacialise in life size wooden figurative sculpture. My climate change and environmental awareness signs, panels and wall hangings are becoming more and more in demand.

All my work is fully licensed under both 'Grown in Britain' and 'Scottish Working Woods' this means every item I produce is made from Scottish grown 100% sustainable and legally felled wood.

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I am a Freelance Photographer
Freelance
Biography:

Hello
I have just recently taken early retirement from the full-time job I worked for Glasgow City Building Dept for 15 years.
The main interests in my leisure time are Photography which I do on a Freelance basis in fact this is probably the main reason I joined this network, other activities include walking, sport mainly taking pics of rugby as it is a better game for action shots that football is.

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Founder of Scotland’s first fragrance house.
Fragrance and Beauty
Biography:

Founder of Scotland’s first luxury fragrance house - Kingdom Scotland. Inspired by a career in the aromatic world of whisky, Imogen has created a new award winning fragrance house. These unisex perfumes celebrate the rich history and majestic landscape of her homeland -Scotland.

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Visible, legible, credible.
Marketing
Biography:

I make you visible legible and credible on LinkedIn. Profile writer, speaker and author.

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Customer Service Agent
Jewellery
Biography:

I have been a creative individual all of my life. What began as drawing and painting somehow grew into Jewellery making and design as well as Soap making and other related products.

I have recently decided to take my current creative skillset and improve upon it by undertaking courses that bring my creations up to a more professional standard and I am currently awaiting a start date to do so with Kelvin Colledge. I recently completed an accredited art therapy certificate with Udemy after a bout of depression and anxiety it was creativity and Art and Hiking that really helped me to battle my way back to "normality" Whatever that is.?

I am also in the process of working with Jobs and Business Glasgow, Business Gateway and New Enterprise Allowance to build upon and execute my current business plan.

I have previously worked in Retail and various other roles to help support myself and my son who is now almost sixteen (I feel so old lol) and working on achieving his highers at school.

If you would like to know any more please feel free to ask. 🙂

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Creative Strategist
App and web development
Biography:

I mainly apply my skills at the strategic development point of projects within design, architecture and culture. Having significant experience working with public bodies to create innovative and thought provoking methods for the client to ascertain and act on public opinion.

Working in urban and rural regeneration aiding groups to seek the best out of their spaces, opportunities and things.

Using group voice as a basis I work to develop integrated and ultimately sustainable programatic and strategic solutions. Our work is varied in its traditional disciplines but always but people at the heart of the work, striving to make a positive impact in peoples life.

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Sector Manager - Creative Industries
All Sub-Sectors
Biography:

Currently Sector Manager for Creative Industries at Skills Development Scotland.

Developed the Skills Investment Plan for Scotland’s Creative Industries 2015.

SDS Lead Officer for Screen Scotland Project Delivery Group, with a particular interest in Skills & Workforce Development.

Interested in creative practice as tool for economic, social and cultural impact.

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