Leadership Communications

Are you a leading light in your industry? Do your customers know? Are you a challenger brand but want to be the leader? We can help you get there. We can work on a retained basis to help you define a strategic communications strategy that spans all your marketing activity, or we can work with you on an ad-hoc basis as and when you need support. What you can be sure of is high-quality communications that will get you talked about with your key audience. So whether social media, traditional or mass communications you and your business can be a better brand.

Business Development

As an Associate of the Institute of Business Consulting, 20 years in business, and being a qualified business advisor and SEQ mentor qualified by SFEEDI, you are guaranteed that our business development services is delivered in an intimate and business focused way.

We assist start-ups, organisations that need to move up and expand capacity or we simply help businesses to focus resources better - we can help.

We also have extensive experience in marketing, research, design, digital technology, funding and access to finance, and with a close relationship with all local, national and regional providers the tools and support we provide far out ways that of our competitors. So get in touch today to discuss your business development plans with our team.

Research & Development

Data is key to strategic planning and at Creative Developments we love data. Whether that data comes from existing research or from research we need to create, we have the tools, skills and experience to help you develop your business or creative industries sector. We develop research plans, execute research and provide a variety of reporting options to ensure you and your stakeholders can understand and act on that research. Simply call to start your R&D dialogue with us today.

Examples of Projects

Arts Taunton & Richard Huish College - Arts Taunton wanted to map aspects of its cultural assets within the Borough of Taunton Deane and we were commissioned to make this happen. We created a research plan and platform for displaying that data for public and stakeholder use but also devised a element that utilised students at Richard Huish College. Working with the college and its students we executed a research programme and had students complete a range of research activities. We provided the tools and dialogue the students needed to complete the work, which culminated in the development of a website and database for the date.

Somerset Innovation + Design - Though our director is chairman of Somerset Innovation + Design (SID), it was clear the the EU; through a funding programme in the UK called iNet Creative Industries; wanted to businesses to learn more about sustainable design but did'nt;t know how to engage. By working with Creative Developments (part of ADK Ltd) we managed to create a plan for a Sustainable Business by Design project. This entailed £25k of EU funding and match funding of £25k bringing a total project of £50k to this directive. The result saw research we delivered to enable us to develop a national conference on sustainable design, a range of workshops, data collection on business responses and a knowledge exchange with Design South West, Design Council, Somerset County Council, Exeter College, Somerset College, South West Screen and The Design Programme.

Somerset County Council Economic Development - We were tasked by lead economic development officer to review all economic development information and produce a report for Somerset County Council. After reviewing all information systems, interviewing all heads of departments, completing relevant research and analysing data we produced a report of findings and recommendations. This also included a presentation at Dillington House to county council heads, managers and staff. Report was used to develop new services and information for the council.

Innovation Symposium - Innovation is the act of introducing something new or doing something in a different way and from the business perspective that doesn’t just mean being creative. This Innovation Symposium is designed to showcase some fine local examples of innovation in practice and help you see how some companies have managed to implement successful innovation strategies and as a result improve their bottom line.

Company Brand Management

What does your company or creative organisation stand for? How do you want to be perceived by staff, customers, stakeholders, community and peers? Is that explicit in everything you do? Your website, your external communications, your staff relations, the events you attend, the charities you support?

Communications strategy

We'll work closely with you to identify your audiences and develop a communications strategy that talks to the right people, in the right places, at the right time.

Company Brand Management

What does your company or creative organisation stand for? How do you want to be perceived by staff, customers, stakeholders, community and peers? Is that explicit in everything you do? Your website, your external communications, your staff relations, the events you attend, the charities you support?

Stakeholder Relationships

Do you know who your stakeholders are? Are they your customers? Do you have a board to report to? Perhaps you have investors? Are you trying to lobby local, regional or national government to support a move or development? Are you giving them the right information? Can you measure outputs and outcomes? Do you have processes in place to measure them? Either way we can help devise new and traditional ways of making your stakeholder relationships work for you.

Staff and Client Relationships

How involved are your staff with the business? Do you engage with them regularly to let them know what the business plan is or what recent successes you have had as a business? Do your clients know all that you do? Do they know how you intend to achieve your goals? We can create a strategy that ensures that your staff feel a part of the success of the business/organisation and that your clients know what they can expect from you. Get in touch to start your collaborative approach today.

About Us

Creative Developments is part of ADK Ltd. Offering creative, flexible, hassle-free and value for money creative solutions for the development of the creative industries sector and businesses within it. From businesses/organisations of all shapes and sizes who simply need to improve their communications or art and creative organisations who wish to improve the creative sector in their area. Making yourself heard with the right audiences be they internal or external, for consumers, businesses or stakeholder, strategic or tactical, events or analysts or much more is what we do.

We are a multi-faceted business and sector development agency that works to deliver solutions that make a positive impact. We can do that independently or with our partners and associates, to provide you with as much or as little support as you need - whether research or solution design. We are also happy to work alongside your existing roster of agencies.

Based in Taunton and drawing on more than a dozen years experience, ADK Ltd offers creative business and sector focused solutions across the UK. Nothing is too small and nothing too big – at ADK Ltd we've run everything from local campaigns through to large community projects. We've worked with community groups, businesses, charities, start-ups and government agencies.

Strategies & Solutions.

Strategies are essential to successful business and at ADK Ltd we understand and maximise business and creative industry sector related strategies at all levels. How we do this is simple: we listen, understand, educate and execute. And with years of helping companies, social enterprises and government large and small you'll be amazed at the positive impact it can make to you and your investment.

About Us.

Creative Developments is part of ADK Ltd (founded in 2002). Offering creative, flexible, hassle-free and value for money solutions to businesses and organisations of all shapes and sizes who simply need to improve their business or the creative sector. Making yourself heard with the right audiences be they internal or external, for consumers, businesses or stakeholder, strategic or tactical, we can help bring everything together.

      developing industry & business

Whether staff, customers, business or sector, we develop
research, relationships & solutions for businesses & organisations.
Helping owners / managers to enhance awareness and drive the creative industries

Welcome to Creative Developments part of ADK Ltd.

Business and sector development are essential to successful outcomes and at ADK Ltd we understand and maximise business and sector related solutions at all levels. How we do this is simple: we listen, understand, educate and execute. And with years of helping companies large and small you'll be amazed at the positive impact it can make to you and your organisation

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ADK Ltd, 82 Lisieux Way,
Taunton, TA1 2LF
Telephone:07739 631850
E-mail:info@adk.ltd.uk