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Wayne Hemingway Provides Face for Business with Advice for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs!

Face for Business had the opportunity recently to interview award winning fashion designer turned multi-disciplinary designer, Wayne Hemingway.

Since participating in the UK’s first Small Business Saturday last year, Face for Business has a passion for providing advice for small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs.  They discovered recently that Wayne Hemingway was in the area for the BIG 2014 conference, and requested an interview with fellow Lancastrian and successful entrepreneur.   The interview gives a really informative insight into Wayne’s way of thinking and there are some excellent examples of how a start-up or entrepreneur can take those important steps into becoming a successful business person.

Wayne was in our region at the end of June, speaking at Creative Lancashire’s annual conference Business Innovation for Growth (BIG) 2014. This year’s theme was Transformation: Mission & Ambition. The conference was Lancashire’s involvement with the inaugural International Festival of Business 2014.

Wayne has been on the board at Creative Lancashire for a number of years and has been its ‘champion’ for the past 12 months, and was happy to be able to give something back to the region where he is from.
Wayne has had a long and varied career, starting out in the 80’s with his fashion label ‘Red or Dead’. A decade later, Wayne and his wife, Geraldine, were winning awards for their street designed clothing. Feeling that they had given their all to the fashion industry, the partnership decided it was time for a new direction and sold Red or Dead to focus on their newly developed concept, Hemingway Design.

Hemingway Design is a multi-disciplinary award-winning agency that covers social housing design, sculpture, uniform design (recent clients include UK McDonalds staff and the London Underground), as well as developing concepts for creative start-ups such as ‘Start for Ten’ and ‘KioskiosK’. (Amongst a number of other initiatives!.

Wayne is also a member on several creative boards, including Creative Lancashire, Design Council Trustee Board and the Design Council CABE Committee.

This year sees the launch of more furniture ranges for Hemingway Design, as well as the progression with the design and vision for the ‘world’s first amusement park for thrilling historic rides’, named Dreamland.

All in all, Wayne has a wealth of knowledge, experience, vision and a myriad amount of start-up ventures and enterprises. Face for Business put several questions to him in our quest for information and advice to guide start-ups and entrepreneurs. When asked about sharing information, Wayne himself said that.

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