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Dr Tom Fleming
Dr Tom Fleming, as director of Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, is a consultant and academic specialising in research and support for the cultural and Creative Industries sector at all levels, plus on broader issues of culture and creativity for cities and regions.
Key areas of specialism include Creative Industries investment, local and regional Creative Industries strategies, cluster development, detailed mapping, cultural planning, and establishing targeted support mechanisms for the Creative Industries sector that include approaches to finance, investment, business advice, skills/training, property feasibility, and network and supply chain development.
He has led a range of research and strategy programmes on behalf of regional development agencies and high profile national bodies, as well as undertaken significant international work. Central to his approach is the relationship between creativity and economic development, where creativity can drive the growth of a range of sectors and enhance the prospects for specific places to attract highly skilled and culturally active citizens.
Tom has added interest and expertise in issues of diversity and innovation. He is keen to explore how places that are progressively diverse are also highly creative and innovative. This approach stems in part from the location of Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, in the heart of London's diverse East End, and from Tom's Doctoral research into the transforming cultural politics of British cities as articulated through forms and processes such as music, performance, festivals, carnival and other innovative products and services.
Tom is also an established public speaker, with experience on the conference platform and managing seminars and workshops. He has worked across the UK and in over 25 countries.
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