IIEPD Board Member

Dunstan Carter

Business Development - The Sharp Project

​Business Development at The Sharp Project. Has over 15 years of experience in business development, digital marketing, lead generation and account management.

Seeing businesses prosper, thrive and, more importantly, collaborate together are what motivates Dunstan Carter, who is the Director of Business at The Sharp Project, Manchester UK’s leading hub that houses over 60 businesses in the creative digital sector.

The Sharp Projects provides a workspace and a community for brands in digital marketing, film makers, innovation, graphic design, animation, CGI production, photography and videography. It has also been the home to many big name brands such as JD Sports, which is valued at £4.75 billion and Foot Asylum who in 2018 generated over £194 million.

Additionally, a number of notable projects in TV and film have also been produced in The Sharp Project, this includes the globally acclaimed BBC drama Peaky Blinders and SKY TV’s Brassic.

Through his work at The Sharp Project, Dunstan has a thorough understanding of the ever-changing landscape of the creative office space in Manchester. With this knowledge, he established The Sharp Project’s reputation as a space to create and grow your business in a collaborative environment.

Dunstan has a distinguished career in business development that spans across 15 years where specialised in account management, lead generation, digital marketing and event management. He also worked as a freelance artist where he developed original illustrations for corporations and agencies.

Prior to his role at The Sharp Project, he worked as an Expo Director for Prolific North, which is the biggest media and marketing exhibition firm in the UK outside of London, where he led the sales and marketing division. He also previously worked as a Business Development Manager at Modern-English Digital.

Dunstan has been a supportive figure in the development of IIEPD during its early stages and the IIEPD team truly appreciates his support.

Our Governing Board

Our board of advisers includes:

Andrew Armstrong has been working in education for nearly 20 years. He is an ALS manager for The Manchester College. The Manchester College is the largest further education college in the United Kingdom. 

HYMK are a leading provider in financial consultancy and services. Managing a host of national businesses. The company’s phenomenal success is based on its foundations of having worked in both Private and Public sectors at national and international standards.

The Kodeih Groupe owns numerous 5 star hotels around the world in addition to running many construction projects on behalf of governments. The Kodeih Groupe are one of the largest importers of fruit into Africa.

Over 15 years experience in Business Development, Digital Strategy, Marketing, Lead Generation, Account Management, Event Management and Publishing, having worked for a number of publishers and agencies.

The Ruia Group owns and manages a whole host of international brands, the oldest of which was established in 1876. The Ruia Group is a family controlled organisation and Charitable commitments are an important part of the Group philosophy.

Personal development trainer with a background in mental health support. Founder of vegan health and beauty brand Mona Living.