Founder/CEO – British European Design Group www.bedg.org
Founder/CEO – SOS-SaveOurSkills Africa & UK www.sos-saveourskills.org
African and African-Caribbean Design Diaspora www.aacdd.org
A linguist, economist and publicist by profession German born Karin-Beate Phillips acquired her extensive professional expertise in a wide and diverse range of sectors including heavy and light industries, engineering and construction, patenting and licensing, design, textiles, fashion, food, health, cosmetics, journalism, publishing, printing, marketing, branding, advertising, public relations, sponsorship and fundraising, event and museum marketing.
After her move from Germany to London in 1982, she continued to work as a management consultant, journalist and publicist specialising in Anglo-European relations.
In 1991 she founded the BRITISH EUROPEAN DESIGN GROUP (BEDG) dedicated to develop the business acumen of Britain’s multicultural talent throughout the creative disciplines in key global export markets as well as creative excellence worldwide.
Her comprehensive international activities include leading trade fairs, major curated exhibitions, seminars and conferences often by direct invitation of the countries and/or organisers concerned. They have taken her all over the world to North and South America, the Caribbean, China & Japan and Africa.
Besides the running of her organisation, Karin-Beate Phillips has been the driving force behind many widely recognised initiatives and image campaigns to raise global awareness for the importance of cultural identities in design for national branding.
Her consultancy portfolio includes multinational corporations, private companies and organisations, government bodies, agencies, institutions and individual clients, for whom she has undertaken large-scale assignments, market studies, product development workshops and CI and branding exercises using her international experience and contacts in a broad spectrum of commercial and cultural sectors.