Currently teaching:

Creative Network


Abbi Kirby


Business trainer and mentor, Abbi Kirby (MBA, BA Hons Crafts), specialises in supporting creative businesses.

From 1998, Abbi designed and produced lighting products to commission for leisure, commercial and residential clients. With a wealth of experience to share, Abbi understands what it takes to work with galleries, retail, leisure industries including working with architects and interior designers. In addition, Abbi understands the difficulties and demands that running this type of business takes.

Following a Masters in business, Abbi's developed her skills in strategy and management. It was her major research project which inspired her to specialise in training and mentoring, wanting to support organisations and individuals develop, grow and thrive. Abbi delivers a range of professional development workshops for New Brewery Arts.