In 2018 Solent University Southampton won a joint bid with Crawley College to deliver a programme of workshops to help independent businesses to examine their position and learn techniques and theories they could utilise. The client was Crawley Town Council. Work placements to lead the training were taken up by students from Solent’s School of Art Design and Fashion reporting to the Senior Lecturer. Students were briefed to develop and ultimately lead the training sessions in Crawley working within their specialisms. For Solent the aim of the project was to offer real-world learning in a unique professional environment.