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Debbie Bryan

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Debbie Bryan

0115 9507776

18 St. Mary's Gate
Lace Market

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Our company project manages creative and cultural collaborations and commercial opportunities in the UK and overseas. We also own a successful gallery, tea room and creative space that centres around craft, heritage and experiences.

Our company has a reputation for instigating and managing creative, cultural and educational collaborations and exchanges with domestic and international creative practitioners. We have experience of working with education institutions and regional and international government bodies.

Located in the Nottingham's Lace Market area, the gallery is specialised in selling contemporary and heritage craft including in-house designed collections, our company also has a transnational website which promotes products, creative and cultural workshop experiences.

The business has a long-standing relationship with both Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham; supporting students' professional development via the business’s internship program. Since 2014, the company has also been working with UoN's Horizon Digital Economy Research Artcode Project; to support UoN’s research and development, and public facing engagement.

2015-2019: Director, Nottingham Craft Academy, Delivering Creative Education
2011-2016: Lead Partner, Creative Twinning, Project Led Creative Agency
2007-Present: Director, Debbie Bryan Ltd, Design, Retail and Creative Projects

2019: Women in Leadership Module, Nottingham Business School
2005: Headstart Business Development Program, Nottingham Trent University
2004: MA/PgDip Fashion & Textiles, Nottingham Trent University
1999-2003: BA (hons) Textile Design, Nottingham Trent University
1997-1999: Foundation in Art & Design, White Cross Art College, Lancaster

Creative Education Programs:
The business has worked with NTU and Real Creative Futures to deliver creative and informative workshops, as well as involvement with Nottinghamshire County Council as part of the Creative Enterprise Program and Creative Top Up Program. Debbie Bryan has also created and delivered technical apprenticeships in partnership with New College Nottingham Recruitment.

Trade & Retail Fairs, Pop Ups, Expo & Showcases
The company has experience and expertise in exhibiting in the UK; Nottingham, London, Manchester and overseas: USA, Italy, Japan, France, New Zealand, Germany and China. These include the New York Trade Fair, British Craft Showcase (Tokyo), British Embassy Craft Expo (France & New Zealand), Eunique Applied Art & Design Fair (Germany), ALD Exhibition (China) and China Craft Week.

International Projects
Debbie Bryan has been successful in joining Midlands Engine, which has resulted in the business having independent stands at China Craft Week 2019, Hangzhou Creative and Cultural Expo 2019 (China) and ALD Exhibition 2019 (China). Debbie Bryan were an instigator and a lead partner of the Creative Twinning Projects, which created commercial opportunities for regional creative business and education institutions. A highly successful program which supported international activities for over 50 creative practitioners, with Creative Twinning leading on development trips to New York; Global Craft Conversation and annual visits to Karlsruhe, Germany and participating at the Eunique Applied Art & Design fair.

Commercial Expertise
Management and practical application of research and development of design and production process, sourcing and costing of raw materials and end product. National and International logistics, independent retail including exhibition shows and popup shops, planning, costing, lesson plan and delivery of creative workshops, product and event marketing and visual communication.

Debbie Bryan has won a number of awards and received recognition for creativity, retail and business locally, nationally and internationally.


Modern urban living in and amongst refurbished lace factories and warehouses. On-trend independent retailers and many bars, restaurants, cafés, galleries, arts cinema and theatres. A buzz in the daytime and a rhythm at night.

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Nottingham Trent University, the UK’s University of the Year, has a Creative Quarter campus. Nottingham College is investing £58m in a new skills hub. Confetti is expanding fast. Metronome is open for business and learning.

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Easy-access offices and workshops. Co-working and incubator spaces. Top-notch commercial premises. CQ supports entrepreneurs and creative businesses before they start trading, to start trading, and to grow.

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Investment and business location in Nottingham support the growth of our creative economy. The Creative Quarter offers the right skills, the right location and the best opportunities in the East Midlands’ fastest growing city.

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