Jules Mallory Skinner has been actively engaged in the Cultural Industries as a creative practitioner and entrepreneur since 1977 and as a creative industries educator and mentor since 1983 when he started an innovative advisory service for musicians and creative entrepreneurs in London, he went on to form Music Business Training in 1989 which was the first independent training initiative of its kind in the UK assisting in the development of over 5,000 individuals or enterprises. He set up Creative Enterprise Consulting in 1994 becoming an independent advisor to creative businesses, universities, colleges, professional associations and industry initiatives working in this capacity alongside his own creative and business projects to the present day.
Bob Shepherd was a senior manager for an international Bank in the UK and has worked in the Business Support arena since as a Mentor and Adviser to a diverse range of clients. With Management and Financial expertise he has over 30 years experience in assisting UK based businesses. He is a Business Finance and Planning specialist and has his own consultancy helping new and existing Businesses grow successfully. He lectures in Corporate Finance and has written and delivered seminars on Starting a Successful Business.
Richie Turner has worked in Wales, the UK and internationally in the arts and creative industries for over 25 years. He started his first creative business in 1986 one of the founders of Nofit State Circus (now the biggest and most critically acclaimed circus company in Europe). He has been a Director of a major multicultural arts project in Wales, Joint Lottery Director at the Arts Council of Wales, responsible for the Arts for the All Lottery Programme and Wales Manager for NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts).
Rhys Webber is managing director of Webber Design, based in Newport. Rhys has considerable experience both in design /media (running Webber Design) and also in the design and delivery of design, branding and media programmes (in the UK and overseas). His commercial clients include TATA Steel, Welsh Power, Debenhams, Sainsbury's and George at Asda amongst many others. Rhys is also very involved in community art projects in and around South Wales, exhibits his own photographic work, and plays, sings and writes music for a local gigging band.
Rhys has been a Welsh Government Dynamo Role Model since 2008 and has also recently been recruited onto the Pilot (2011) Entrepreneurship Shadowing Scheme. Rhys also teaches Social Media & Online Marketing at the London School of Public Relations, LSPR.
Aled Walters qualified in 1997 having been a Law Scholar at Aberystwyth, completing his studies at Chester. He joined S4C handling negotiation of contracts for programme commissioning, co-production, performers, writers, composers and format holders. He was responsible for website and distribution agreements, software licenses, and the S4C rights with the Welsh Rugby Union. Aled's work included an animated co-production with fifteen countries. He was Head of Legal and Company Secretary of a £15m commercial subsidiary, S4C International. In 2000 Aled joined MLM, was made a Partner and continues to specialise in media and entertainment law.
The two leading guides to the legal profession, "Chambers" and "The Legal 500" recommend Aled in his field as a UK leader. He is a member of the Court of the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales; a Trustee and Honorary Counsel of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, a jury member of BAFTA and the Royal Television Society. Aled is a fluent Welsh speaker, a semi-professional musician and a sportsman.
Tim Mulhall is a strategic specialist and expert in managing change for both large and small organisations he was a key member of the team that set up the EGG online bank and through his knowledge of the ICT sector he won the Microsoft award for innovation for one of his own online businesses. He has published articles on business development and holds patents for creative products he has invented.
Prith Biant has been working in the arts in Wales for a number of years. Beginning in voluntary sector and then moving into business where she established Creatives- the arts agency. This company promotes the work of artists to the commercial sector. She has worked with the Wales Millennium Centre as a curator and with successful businesses such as Admiral Insurance, Astra Games and Companies House.
Prith has a passion for the visual arts but also has a wealth of experience of how visual arts can work within the commercial world.
In addition, Prith is also an experienced trainer and facilitator in creative thinking and innovation. She runs a number of courses for the public and private sector providing creative thinking skills to people in non-creative industries. She also provides consultancy to businesses who wish to work more creatively.
Dr Angela Jones-Evans is an experienced information manager and education specialist. She has a BLib (Hons) from Aberystwyth University, a PhD in Information Studies from Sheffield University and a PGCED from the University of Northumbria. Over the past twenty-five years she has worked in a variety of roles including a Senior Lectureship at the University of Northumbria where she wrote and delivered postgraduate programmes in records management, Head of Information Support at Bangor University and Deputy Regional Director of the Open University in Wales. Angela has run her own business, Enlli Associates Ltd, since 2005 and is currently engaged in a range of projects relating to information management, training and education programmes and fast growth firms.
Contact: Email Angela Jones-Evans