Annette Naudin is senior lecturer in Creative and Media Enterprise at Birmingham’s School of Media and is an Enterprise Education fellow of the National Centre for Graduate Entrepreneurship.
As lead partner in a three year European Funded project, ECCE Interegg, Annette is investigating curriculum development to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship in the creative industries. She has run creative enterprise conferences, published and presented on the subject. Alongside her full time teaching post, Annette is undertaking a PhD at the Centre for Cultural Policy. University of Warwick, exploring cultural entrepreneurship.
Annette developed her entrepreneurial experience by setting up and running her own successful textile business supplying outlets such as Liberty, Harrods and exporting to Japan, USA and Europe. Developing expertise in the creative industries and enterprise, she then worked as a consultant with clients including local authorities, Arts Council England and various creative industries organisations.
Annette is a trustee of a local community development trust, Moseley Community Development Trust leading on activities to support local creative industries and a co-working space, Moseley Exchange. As part of her interest in social enterprise, Annette is a mentor for UnLtd, a foundation supporting social entrepreneurs in the UK.