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posted by Tessa Webb on Thursday, 30 October 2014

The NCUB has asked me to write another blog to help undergraduates get ready for the workplace.

The National Centre for Universities and Business has commissioned me to write about student employability.

Claire, the owner of Two Ducks (a lovely company selling beautiful British gifts) has inspired me to write this blog. On returning from the New Des



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Creatives into Business is a short business course written by Tessa Webb. It is designed to equip creative people with the business skills they need to achieve their goals. Tessa can also run tailor-made workshops to help you deliver effective marketing.


Tessa offers one-to-one advice and hands-on marketing management for:

  • small businesses
  • start-ups
  • events
  • charities and anything cause-related
  • the cultural and creative sector


Tessa is a qualified Chartered Marketer and a full member of the Institute of Fundraising. She is an Associate Lecturer at the University of the West of England and works as a consultant, helping businesses and charities with their marketing. She can help you develop your brand, create your marketing plan, and deliver your marketing and PR:


  • planning and delivering your marketing
  • one-off campaigns and events
  • interim marketing management
  • your PR plan: getting press and media coverage
  • support on social media
  • brief, copy and photography for your new website
  • organisation of brief, copy and photography for any other promotional material
  • event management
  • copywriting
  • charity fundraising
  • strategic plans
  • one-to-one marketing advice to boost your business


In 2012 and 2014, Tessa won the PR and Marketing Campaign of the Year at the Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for her Cotswold Open Studios event. In 2013, she came Runner-Up (by public vote) in the Cirencester Scene Creatives Champion Award at the Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.


Tessa regularly shares her thoughts on all aspects of marketing, start-ups and student employability. Her most recent blog for the NCUB addresses the professional skills required by undergraduates in today's workplace. Read Tessa's other blogs for hot tips to achieve marketing and PR success.

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