Erskine, Andrew Senior Associate, Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy
Andrew’s main focus is on innovation and the creative economy, with a special interest in entrepreneurship, higher education, strategic support initiatives, the business of culture, knowledge exchange and transfer, creative places and spaces. Core to his work is the exploration of creativity and its transformative effect on all aspects of our lives. In particular he is interested in how individual and collective creative capital can be unlocked through new uses of technology, approaches to learning and skills, improved public services and organisational development. Much of his work involves projects which build connections across a variety of public agendas including place-making, regeneration, social inclusion and diversity, economic growth and sustainability.
Andrew is asked to speak frequently in the UK and abroad, often on issues related to emerging and new economies. Andrew’s background is in senior management within the creative industries beginning in customer magazines. He launched two new media start-ups – elancentric, an award winning portal for freelancers and Alodis a multi-platform service for self-employed professionals.
Over the last decade he has worked with the Department of Media Culture and Sport, British Council, Arts Council England, BFI, Design Council, Creative Scotland, over 30 local councils, 7 Regional Economic Development Agencies and 10 LEPs. Internationally I have worked with UNESCO, British Council and governments including
Colombia, Lebanon, Armenia, Tunisia, Morocco and South Korea.