Friends of KTG

Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive in making KTG a reality.
In particular, our friends who have provided their time and services to help Kern the Gap.

The Conversation Space

The Conversation Space is a leading consultancy that has expertise and a strong heritage in developing dialogue through internal coaching and mentoring. We specialise in building your internal leadership capability so that you foster a dynamic environment where conversations are more honest, courageous, challenging and supportive. – See more on The Conversation Space website

British School of Fashion

GCU’s first steps in fashion date back to 1875 and to the founding colleges in Glasgow, Scotland. In that era their primary aim was to provide women with opportunities in design, textiles and retail, with a keen awareness of the economic, social and environmental needs of the time. British fashion has evolved to encompass so much more than just manufacturing and the education provided by the GCU British School of Fashion reflects those changes.


The DBA is the trade association for design in the UK; building the bridge between designers and businesses, and championing effective design. The DBA provides a valuable network of knowledge sharing extending from skills workshops to mentoring schemes. The DBA’s awards scheme – the Design Effectiveness Awards – reflect the real and measured benefits delivered by design and demonstrate the value of design to business, to the public sector, and to people’s lives.


#Upfront is forcing stages around the world to be more diverse, accessible and equal. It involves speakers sharing the stage with others who sit on a couch. You can see pics of the first #Upfront here from Silicon Beached conference and you can read feedback from the trail here