Supporting Creative Companies

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My consultancy offer is bespoke and designed to meet your company’s needs.

Maybe that’s

  • An interim Executive or Operations Director
  • Change management or restructuring
  • Designing your employee journey and the policies and structure to support it
  • Reviewing your company policies and procedures related to HR and Health and Safety
  • Something else? Just ask, I'm always happy to help if I can.
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Case Studies

I was delighted when Upswing, the multi award winning circus company, reached out for support with their employee journey and policies. 
I’ve worked with Upswing for many years, initially as Head of Production at the Albany and latterly as a Trustee (2015-2021)
I worked alongside the Executive Director and General Manager to create a suite of accessible and inclusive documents, policies & procedures to support the team.
And introduced them to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and an HR system for the first time.  
More recently I have been supporting Upswing with their annual appraisals, including training for line managers. I've also facilitated senior management team meetings.

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"Working with Fiona has a had a really positive impact on our organisation's HR systems. Her level of expertise in HR processes and policies in our sector is second to none and she was able to tailor her consultancy service to our exact needs. She is a great collaborator and listener with a flexible approach. Thanks to Fiona we now have robust, applicable policies and a strong understanding of areas for development. I couldn't recommend her enough."

Camille Ben Soussan, Executive Director, Upswing

For 10 months from May 2022 it was my pleasure to work with Extant, one of only 2 visually impaired led arts companies in England. I was their interim Executive Director at a time of transition for the company.  For the last 3 months I supported the company with consultancy.
My work with Extant included HR, recruitment, governance, fundraising, finance, Health and Safety…
It was my absolute pleasure to work with Extant and to learn so much about accessibility for blind and visually impaired people.
I'm looking forward to following Extant's journey as they continue to Evolve.

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"Fiona brought a high-quality level of arts experience, expertise and kindness into our small company team at a point of intense pressure and critical change.  Having knowledge of production,  arts management and coaching gives her a broad skills base from which she can draw to guide and support.  I found this incredibly valuable during our 10 months working with Fiona and can’t recommend her highly enough!"

Maria Oshodi, Artistic Director/CEO, Extant

"Fiona joined Extant's senior management team at a period of transition and change. She worked with everyone from the trustees to the administrators to guide and support us in our operations, our policies, and our strategies. Fiona is an expert in arts management and a skilled and valuable person to have on your team. It was a pleasure to work with her."

Mary Paterson, Chair, Extant

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