Multi-award winning Entrepreneur and TV Personality Sarah Hurley has today confirmed the continuation of the groundbreaking ‘The Pitch’ programme with Create and Craft TV after an initial 6 month trial run.
“The Pitch has been such an eye opening process” comments Sarah, “I’ve seen people up and down the country and all over the world and we’ve found some exceptional talent. We’ll be working with them to bring them to the channel and develop new things with them, we can’t wait to find more!”
Lindsay-Jane Vines, Create and Craft Managing Director added; “Here at Create and Craft, something we are really passionate about is giving small businesses and crafting innovators the stepping stone they need to progress in the industry. Whether you have a brand new craft product idea, small business start-up or are already an established brand, we want to help you get to where you want to be.”
If you’re looking to gain expert feedback on your product ideas, receive mentoring from leaders of the craft industry, register online, here: www.createandcraft.com/gb/the-pitch. Successful applicants will then be contacted with further details on the time and location of their ‘pitch’.
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About Create and Craft
Create and Craft, part of the Ideal Shopping Direct Group, is an award winning multi – channel craft retailer. Create and Craft broadcasts live on TV and online in the UK and US to over 70 million homes. It offers paper craft, jewelry, sewing, cake decorating and knitting products. Create and Craft is part of Ideal Shopping Direct Limited, one of the UK’s leading multi-channel home shopping retailers with a growing team of 700 based in Peterborough, UK. Ideal Shopping Direct is the most prolific broadcaster of live television in the UK and the No1 direct retailer in craft in the UK. Create and Craft and its associated brands won in nine categories at the 2017 International Craft Awards including; Best TV Shopping Channel For Crafts, Best Craft Website, Best Craft Blog, Best for Quality and Best for Customer Service.
US customers access Create and Craft via its dedicated channel on Dish TV channel 221, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android or Apple apps via createandcraft.com 24hrs a day.
UK customers access Create and Craft via Freeview channel 23, Sky channel 683, Freesat 813, Virgin 748, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android or Apple apps and via createandcraft.com
About Sarah Hurley
Multi award winning Entrepreneur and TV personality, Sarah Hurley, established the Sarah Hurley creative lifestyle brand and company in 2010 with her last £40 and a dream to create beautiful, creative products. Using that last £40 to buy a train ticket to a buyers meeting at a TV Shopping Channel, she secured hours of airtime to launch her first two products. With no money left, Sarah negotiated product sponsorship raising enough money to secure the first production run and shows. Reinvesting every penny back into the company, she went on to build on that growth, spending the next five years creating over 1500 products, writing two books, developing Team Hurley, opening two UK offices and one US office and launching a publishing, media and licensing division, securing her place as a global brand.
The company is now made up of the Sarah Hurley product range comprising of beautiful and useful creative kits, gifts, stationery, children’s products, clothing, homeware and keepsakes, an established creative lifestyle blog, and associated social media channels showcasing content, products and company news, Sarah Hurley Publishing and Sarah Hurley USA. Sarah now leads a global team, designing every product and creating every brand under the Sarah Hurley banner as well as designing, licensing, writing and consulting for companies worldwide and is a published author, TV personality, Brand Ambassador, Business Advocate and in demand Global speaker as well as serving on the board of the AFCI.UK trade association as the Head of Events in her second term.