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An intimate one‐day event for founders, leaders, and experts

Craft+Work is an intimate one-day event designed to bring together founders, leaders, and experts from the digital and creative industries. The inaugrial event took place on Friday, 30th June 2023 in London. Three events are planned for 2024. Sign up to my newsletter to receive future updates.

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What Did You Miss?

50 people, 6 inspiring talks, and 100's of insights. Find out what happened at the inaugural Craft+Work event.

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What is Craft+Work?

Born from a gathering of Shopify-focused entrepreneurs but equally valuable to those working in adjacent creative and digital industries (e.g. advertising, ecommerce, marketing, and SEO, design etc.), the day consists of discussion, sharing, and peer learning focused on personal growth and professional development. If you want to build a better business, this is the event for you.

Participation is capped at 50 people, and the day will consist of a mix of guest presenters, intimate roundtables, and open and honest group discussions. This isn't your average "sit and stare" event — instead, come prepared to get involved.

The London 2023 Craft+Work Cohort

Themes will include culture, leadership, marketing, mentoring, operations, partnerships, pricing, and selling (your products and/or your business). Come with an open mind and leave with a head full of ideas you can try in your business.

Who's it For?

Everyone is welcome, but you'll likely get the most from the day if you consider yourself one of these:

  • Founder — You run your own agency, development business or consultancy
  • Leader — You're heavily involved in the strategy and day-to-day running of your business or are making the move from individual contributor to a leadership role
  • Expert/Consultant — You are exceptional in your field of work and are hired to solve big problems in a strategic manner.

If you're unsure whether Craft+Work is a good fit for you, please get in touch, and we can work it out together.

Where and When?

The exact dates are TBC, but the hope is to offer three options for you to attend in 2024:

  • January 2024 — London, UK
  • April 2024 — New York City, USA
  • September 2024 — London, UK

Present at Craft+Work

Would you like to share your insights, experiences, fears and challenges with a small group of like-minded business people? Presentations are slide free and are a maximum of 20 minutes in length. These sessions help set the themes for the day and serve as deeper conversation starters.

Your host and Tim Richardson at Craft+Work London 2023

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in doing, please get in touch and let's have a conversation.

Previous presenters include: Tim Richardson, Kendra Futcher, Rosie Hawkins, Gavin Ballard, Jenny McMillen and Ryan Atkins


The first Craft+Work was made possible by the generous support of Patrons. Financial support is put towards enhancing the attendee experience on the day. Would you like to put your business, service or brand in front of a highly engaged audience?

Every Patron package includes:

  • Be 1 of 4 exclusive Patrons
  • One ticket to attend and participate in Craft+Work
  • The opportunity to share more about your business directly with the group
  • Your logo and blurb on the event page and in all email communications
  • Distribute "sustainable" and useful "swag" items to the group
  • Long form interview featured on
  • Lifelong membership of the Craft+Work Community


If you'd like to learn more please get in touch via email and let's have a conversation.

Who's Behind This?

Craft+Work is run and hosted by Keir Whitaker — a UK-based coach and advisor working with founders, leaders and experts running digital and creative businesses. You might also know him from his time working in the Shopify Partners team from 20212‐2018. A slightly longer back story is available, should you wish.

Get in Touch

If you have a question or query relating to the event, please get in touch directly at

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