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Creative Shift, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Birmingham Hippodrome, is a boutique consultancy service operating from the city’s Hurst Street theatre.

This award winning innovative development, the first of its type in the country, forms part of the theatre’s strategic vision to build cultural and enterprising activities around its Southside base and beyond.

Inspired by the arts, Creative Shift offers intelligent creativity that shifts perspectives and transforms business performance. Creative Shift works with businesses who want to develop people and grow profit. They do this by creating bespoke consultancy services employing creative approaches, in particular by coaching executives to talk about their business to investors, customers and employees in ways that they can hear.

The Creative Shift Team, led by Helga Henry, has worked with a number commercial clients in the corporate, university, and professional sector including University of Birmingham, Ernst & Young, St Modwen’s, Core Marketing UKTI, Banabay, Bareface, Apton and Coventry University Enterprises. The organisation provides consultancy services and staff development that aligns people with strategy and individual coaching for leaders and executives: 


Creative Shift deliver a range of packages of bespoke services for businesses and cultural organisations who aim to grow in size, develop in profit, and achieve the following results:

• Resilient, confident individuals with strong business relationships
• Transformed performance of galvanised teams who communicate well

“We are always confident in [Creative Shift's] ability to deliver beyond expectations.” Anthony Tattum, MD, Big Cat Group

Creative Shift’s tailored, one-on-one coaching services will allow you to achieve powerful, measurable and ongoing results in your business life. You will develop the skills and motivation to successfully negotiate change, and improve your performance.

“Creative Shift are unique in that they are able to help you with the bigger picture stuff, but also put in place practical steps to get you there."- Ruth Pipkin Rewired PR (Full case study here.) 

Creative Shift has a wealth of experience in hosting, facilitating and speaking at large scale events including:

Tedx Brum (2012 and 2013), Growing the Creative Economy for GBSLEP (Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership), Hello Digital (2008,2009),  Hello Culture (2011,2012 and 2014).and the Tessitura European Conference 2014 at Birmingham Hippodrome.

“An absolutely dynamic presenter at the top of her game” Board retreat participant


Creative Shift are experienced in Brokering compelling connections and introductions and offer a range of white papers and publications.

“[They] make useful intellectual connections to produce logical and powerful advocacy tools.” Birmingham Jazz


Web - www.creativeshift.uk.com

Blog - www.creativeshift.uk.com/news/blog

Twitter - @mycreativeshift

Tel: 0121 689 1051

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