WHO WE ARE WORKING WITH
The International Entrepreneur – Design for
Africa Project funded partly by The British Council forges partnerships between the Faculty
for Science, Technology and the Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK and The Cape Peninsula University
of Technology, Ruth Prowse School of Art and the BH School of Design, The Department of Economic Trade and Development, The
Cape Craft and Design Institute and The Cape Town Fashion Council all based in South Africa.
The project intends to make teaching methods more effective within the areas of international employability
and entrepreneurship, improving collaborative working practice, building the capacity of the curriculum and to develop students and graduates who will contribute
to the creative and cultural industries sector internationally. The project will be based on the partnerships of the four
educational institutions, each contributing their regional and national industry networks combining them with the social enterprise
and outreach programmes in South Africa. Included in the project is a working partnership with The Shaun
Borstrock Foundation for the Creative Industries.
The project was conceived
by and will be led by Shaun Borstrock, Associate Head of School of the Creative Arts and Head of Design and Business
Development in the Faculty for Science, Technology and the Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire. He
works as an independent consultant to luxury brands and associations all round the globe. They have included Thomas Pink,
Fortnum and Mason, The British Luxury Council and Alessandra Gradi former Creative Director at Asprey.
Our industry partners include Karen Millen, Greg Burns, Director at
big active, an internationally renowned design consultancy in London and Mark Bloomfield, Creative Director at Simon Harrison
Ltd, a company that design and produce collections for, amongst others, Vivienne Westwood, Karen Millen, Jaeger and Lulu Guinness.
The project is managed in South Africa by Bryan Ramkilawan email@example.com, Lecturer
in Fashion at The Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Vice Chairman of the Cape Town Fashion Council.