Orme leads creative business centre

The University of the Arts, London and London Business School are planning the joint launch of a Centre for Creative Business, and have appointed former ITN editor Greg Orme (pictured) as chief executive of the pioneering venture.

The centre will provide training and education for creative sector entrepreneurs and postgraduate students, working in: design, digital media, architecture, film, TV and radio, publishing, music, fashion and advertising. It will also run seminars, international events, an international Creative Enterprises conference, and a creative ventures competition.

According to Orme, the Centre is being set up to ‘inspire, educate and equip existing and next generation creative industry entrepreneurs’. It could prove to be the most ambitious interdisciplinary creative business initiative of its kind.

‘There is no one physical centre as such, but we have an office at London Business School and one at University of the Arts, London,’ Orme explains.

The CCB board will convene for the first time on 27 October. Among its number are Chris Ingram, founder of Tempus and The Ingram Partnership, and Vanni Treves, former chairman of Channel 4.

Orme says two more board members – in addition to UAL and LBS representatives – will be appointed before the end of October.

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