the upcycling business

You've had to learn a lot since starting your professional upcycling business, including skills you never thought you needed before becoming a business owner.  Running a creative business requires a great many attributes from the practical to the instinctive, which is where guidance from those in the know - who have already been there and read the book - is invaluable.

Watch out for our last Friday of the month lives at 1230 on Instagram with the House of Upcycling Founder Chris Billinghurst and a guest expert, when they will discuss their business, their values, their skills and their successes. Each Upcycling Business IG live will be saved to IGTV. From copywriting to pod casting, intuitive art to social media, photography to branding, gain insight into all those areas of business that have left you feeling out of the know. There is no better time to reset, relearn and feel in control of your unique ability to learn and to create a thriving and successful creative business.


Artist Sally-Anne Ashley is an intuitive abstract expressionist, working from her studio on the Essex coast. Her art is created through layers of paint, collage and textiles, returning to hand embroidery when she needs to slow things down. Her inspiration stems from an intuitive place, with ideas drawn from life and personal experiences, conveyed through text, gestural marks and abstracted shapes.

Join Sally-Anne for a one-hour education and inspiration mentorship sesion during which she will share with you how she frees her creative mind to produce pieces of art which can be colourful or monochrome, are always vibrant, challenging and fascinating and totally unique. Whether you are a professional upcycler, artist or other kind of creative, Sally-Anne can help release your creative aspirations and help you work from a more personal and original place.

Once payment is received, we will contact you to arrange your one hour inspiration session with Sally-Anne Ashley. NB: THIS IS AN ONLINE SESSION.

Creative Inspiration Mentoring Session with Artist Sally-Anne Ashley

Sally-Anne will share details of her creative journey which led to her becoming a professional artist. She will discuss how nurturing your intuitive side can free you from any creative constraints you may have unknowingly imposed upon yourself. She will talk about her artwork and the processes she uses and how she has gained the confidence to start her creative business and used social media to great effect. Sally-Anne will also discuss overcoming designer's block, how to elevate your presence on Instagram, engaging in collaborations, image building and more. She will help you put a methodology in place that can provide a constant source of inspiration.

PR INSPIRATION: hester grainger PR 

With over 20-years experience in the PR arena, Hester Grainger is now offering her wealth of knowledge to support sole traders and SMEs running creative businesses, with an hour-long inspiration and education session to help them develop a successful, bespoke PR strategy that really works. During the mentorship hour, Hester will guide business owners toward a greater understanding of what PR actually is and how it can work for their brand and help them to nail their own PR.

Join Hester for a one-to-one online conversation that provides the small creative business owner with an enhanced awareness of their brand's story, recognising what makes it different, how to be media-ready and how to share their narrative with confidence; there's no better time to start your PR journey.  

Once payment is received, we will contact you to arrange your one hour inspiration session with Hester Grainger PR. NB: THIS IS AN ONLINE SESSION.

PR Inspiration Mentoring Session with PR Expert Hester Grainger

During this PR inspiration session, Hester will take her small creative business owners on a voyage from PR novice to PR enthusiast. Drawing upon her own experience of creating one of the UK's most unique boutique PR agencies, she will discuss how best to interpret the story behind a business from a PR perspective. With her impressive wealth of PR wisdom, Hester will nurture a better understanding of what a businesses' commercial image is and how to gain inspiration to write a pitch that journalists cannot ignore. Our bite-size PR session offers small creative business owners a greater insight into the purpose of PR and how to use it successfully to secure opportunities that will take their brand from invisible to sought after.

PR INSPIRATION: hester grainger PR 

More bitesize mentorship opportunities from THE UPCYCLING BUSINESS soon

Photography for Social Media

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Copy Writing 

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Pod Casting

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Professional upcycling is not only a new 21st century concept, its small business owners are having to learn new business skills along the way to success, which is why engaging with a peer creative - who not only excels at upcycling but also in other areas of business - is of such value. Our new Peer to Peer Programme offers current members of the House of Upcycling the opportunity to learn from experienced Peer Members, how to deal with old and new business issues . If you are a member of the House of Upcycling and interested in becoming a Peer Mentor or are looking for mentorship, please DM or email us.


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