Posted by: Creativematch | Date added: Mon 14 Jan 2013
Nigel Collett, CEO of rpa:group answers our quick fire Take Five.
Nigel joined retail specialists rpa:vision as Creative Director in 2000 and has served as CEO since 2009. One of the team that has turned rpa group into a truly multi disciplined company that offers retail and brand design, architecture and interior architecture and project management. Previous experience includes senior roles at Disney Stores, Venator group (formally Woolworth Corporation) House of Fraser and DSGi.
What does 'creative' mean to you?
It’s about pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved, not being shackled by what is perceived as being the norm, delivering solutions that engage, excite and most importantly bring a benefit.
Best piece of business advice?
Theodore Roosevelt: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there”
Who do you admire?
Santiago Calatrava, architect, sculptor and structural engineer. Who effortlessly fuses form with functionality.
What could be done better?
The UK has a reputation for creativity and technological innovation, yet too often we fail to benefit from the ideas created. Central government funding needs to be improved to ensure that such ideas can be turned into a reality and drive UK economic growth.
Where will you be in ten years' time?
Continuing to live life for the moment and probably pursuing the next opportunity through one of our global offices.
Telephone 0845 676 2250
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