March 2010 – present, dot-art Services CIC, Managing Director
● Personally responsible for establishing Social Enterprise arm of dot-art, to build on and
develop artist support service.
● Supported over 500 visual artists and developed 5 new income streams.
● Set up and delivered innovative new schools programme, in two regions, partnering with
Liverpool John Moores University; now in its seventh year and with significant growth
● Developed successful partnership with the Bluecoat and other venues to deliver art classes to
the public; to date delivered 8000 teaching hours to over 1000 participants, providing
employment for over 25 artist tutors.
● Provided flexible and affordable studio space to over 50 artists.
March 2012 – present, Liverpool Hope University, Visiting Lecturer in Art History
● Guest lecturer on the MA Art History and Curating, Contemporary Curating Module.
Jan 2006 – present, dot-art Ltd, Managing Director .
● Personally responsible for setting up successful art gallery and consultancy representing over
one hundred visual artists.
● Developed skills in all aspects of business, including business planning, marketing, ecommerce
● Successfully developed working relationships with larger businesses, group exhibitions and
shows, launched art rental program. See examples here.
● Founded Liverpool Art Fair in 2012; in 2017 this ran for 10 weeks, 7 days a week, attracting
25000 visitors and selling art work by over 100 local artists to buyers from across the country
and the world.
Sept 2009 – May 2012, Liverpool John Moores' University, Sessional Lecturer.
● Invited to advise on a module for Level 2 Interior Design students, which involved planning,
developing and running an art exhibition.
● All students in program received first class marks.
• May 2013 – present, Professional Liverpool
• October 2011 – present, CooL, Creative Organisations of Liverpool
• March 2010 – present, SAFE Consortium, an informal association of social enterprises
working in community and participatory arts and the creative industries sectors
EDUCATION & TRAINING:
Feb – Oct 2017, Liverpool University, Growth Catalyst Scheme
• Leadership development programme for small businesses located in the Liverpool City Region
with 2-250 employees.
January 2016, Arts Marketing Association, CultureHive Small Scale Development Programme
• Created to provide a short and intensive programme to review how you can reach and engage
more people more often, to realise your ambitions for your company and drive a successful
Feb 2011, PRINCE2, Project Management Qualifications
● Foundation and Practitioner Level
July 2010-Jan 2011, Social Enterprise Northwest, Peer to Peer Mentoring Scheme (Mentor)
● Scheme aims to develop the leadership and management skills of social entrepreneurs and
managers enabling them to achieve the potential of their social enterprise and fulfill its social
● Includes Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Award in Coaching and Mentoring Level 5.
Sept-Nov 2010, Common Purpose / LARC, Successor Leadership Program
● A 5 day customised programme for 25 professionals in the arts in Liverpool to foster
connections between leaders with high potential in the early stages of their career in the arts
and culture world.
April 2010 – Dec 2010, Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium (LARC), Capacity Building
• Tailored capacity building programme, helping arts organisations in North Liverpool build
their cultural programming skills and secure resources for their creative ideas.
June-August 2004, Liverpool John Moores 'University, New Entrepreneur Scholarship Program.
• 3 month program covering all aspects of starting and running a business.
2002-2003, Centre for Artistic Development Training, Administration in the Creative Enterprises.
• NVQ Level 3 Business Administration.
• Modules including fundraising, marketing, finance, computer skills and industry placement.
1999-2002, The University of Liverpool, BA (Hons) Combined Honours (Arts) The History of Art &
English Literature. 2:1.
• Modules including: Identity and Culture in Modern Art, Art and Art Theory Since 1945, Art on
Exhibition: Texts, Theories and Practices within a Museum Context.
1991-1998, The Kings High School for Girls, Warwickshire (with academic scholarship).
• A Levels: English Literature (A), Art (A), The History of Art (B), Mathematics (B).
• GCSEs: 6 (A*) and 3 (A).
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:
• September 2016 Merseyside Independent Business Awards - Independent Culture and
Tourism Business of Year - Highly Commended (https://www.mibawards.co.uk/)
• October 2015 Social Enterprise Network Powerful Together Awards - Arts and Cultural
• March 2013 Future 50 - UK Leading Social Entrepreneurs (http://www.future50.co.uk )
• March 2012 RBS SE100 - 2nd Fastest Growing Social Enterprise (www.se100.net)
• November 2011, Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards North West. Not for Profit
Business Woman of the Year.
• October 2011, Invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, “in recognition of
your entrepreneurial expertise and commitment to supporting visual artists in the North
• July 2010, Merseyside Women of the Year Awards, Finalist and Runner Up (Arts and
• January 2010, North West Women in Business Awards, Young Entrepreneur of the Year
2010, Runner Up.