Wasps, Inverness Creative Academy, Midmills Building, Stephen's St, Inverness, IV2 3JP

StrategyStory sets up HQ in Highlands’ new creative hub

A vibrant, inspiring and exciting new location for our pioneering business. (Photo credit: Martin Shields)


We are delighted to be the first tenants to move into the Inverness Creative Academy. For us,  the terms ‘creativity’ and ‘business’ work hand in hand and this beautiful, vibrant location is ideal for us. We will be hosting StrategyStory workshops and sessions from our inspiring new premises for our local communities and businesses, as well as our international clients and visitors. 

Kate and Donald with artist Martin Irish
Arts meets business. StrategyStory’s Donald and Kate with artist Martin Irish at launch of Inverness Creative Academy. The new home of StrategyStory. Photo credit: Martin Shields.

We’re a Highlands and Islands based business with clients both local and international. We sought somewhere with the ‘wow factor’ that is also easily accessible for our international guests, and still gives us easy access to the communities and businesses that we work with across the region. The facilities are superb and offer us a really impressive place to host StrategyStory training and events.


StrategyStory co-founders Professor Donald MacLean and Kate Hooper with Wasps chief executive Audrey Carlin and Inverness Provost Helen Carmichael, and artists
StrategyStory co-founders Professor Donald MacLean and Kate Hooper with Wasps chief executive Audrey Carlin and Inverness Provost Helen Carmichael, and artists. Photo credit: Martin Shields

Inverness Creative Academy provides working accommodation for visual and applied artists as well as office space for the creative industries, social enterprise and charity sectors. The creative hub has opened its doors to the north of Scotland’s cultural and business communities following a four year, £6m conversion of two historically significant properties. Managed by Wasps (Workshops & Artists Studio Provision Scotland Ltd), a registered charity providing facilities to support artists, makers and creative industries.

Hear StrategyStory’s Kate Hooper explain more to BBC Radio Scotland.

We can’t wait to welcome some of you here soon!

Donald and Kate with artists in the new Inverness Creative Academy.
StrategyStory sets up new HQ in Inverness Creative Academy. Photo credit: Martin Shields


StrategyStory will be hosting events, workshops and training in their new headquarters. If you are interested in finding out more please get in touch. hello@strategystory.co.uk

StrategyStory supports businesses and communities to develop strategies that work. This means strategy as creative action rather than a dusty document. We deliver services through partnership programmes, online learning, workshops, seminars and public speaking. We host lectures, talks and sessions on strategy and storytelling at private and public events.


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