Our approach is to work with a core group of Key Associates with relevant complementary skills and experience which will enable us to analyse and develop the social as well as the physical side of regeneration commissions in ways which relate to current opportunities in the market.
These Key Associates are listed below in alphabetical order.
In addition, we intend to commission or partner other practices with more specific highly technical skills such as architecture, engineering and surveying ( which complement the Director's skills in regeneration, planning, landscape architecture and economics), when/as needed.
David BRIGHTMORE DipBAdmin, DipAD
Background – A former Chief Executive of the North Wales Housing Association, and with many years experience of planning and delivering new build housing, housing renewal and housing-led local regeneration and conservation schemes ( for NWHA, Newport and the Abbey National). He worked before that for a consultancy based in South Wales, called AID (Area Improvement and Design). More recently, he helped to save and was Chair of the Plas Glyn-y-Weddw Art Gallery near Pwllheli, and he was also Resident Artist and Gallery Co-ordinator at the Black Sheep Gallery in Hawarden. His art work is often exhibited in art galleries in Wales, and the north of England.
Bringing to HUGHES-ISHERWOOD - Formidable project management and organisational skills, much experience of putting new build schemes on site and of housing-led approaches to regeneration. Commitment to using high quality new projects as a powerful force for regenerating small towns. Also, a network of contacts with artists and experience of art gallery establishment and management to inform the cultural aspects of our work.
Ted BRIGHTMORE MBA
Background – Currently a Business Link Advisor to Small and Medium Sized Businesses in the North of England, Ted was formerly an expert on accountancy and casino development in Australia, advising governments around the World on safe and responsible casino development on the basis of his many years of experience as Deputy Chief Executive of the Queensland State Lottery and Casino in Australia.
Bringing to HUGHES-ISHERWOOD - Considerable experience in casino development and management, plus know-how in developing smaller businesses, and successfully accessing grant-aid and other assistance to develop them.
Nia HUGHES BA, MSc ( Marketing),
Background - A Senior Teaching Fellow at Keele University’s Business School, teaching business studies to MBA students, with an expertise in and focus on marketing, Nia has also been in much demand in recent years as an examiner and authenticator of courses in China, Malaysia, and Europe . Her current research interests are consumer behaviour, and collecting behaviour. In that context, she has recently delivered papers to conferences as part of the Association of Consumer Research in Europe and the USA.
Bringing to HUGHES-ISHERWOOD - Connections with the academic world, advice and expertise on marketing, and knowledge of best practice internationally in business matters, to inform the practice plus insight into marketing more generally and the world of collecting, specifically, to inform regeneration commissions.
Edward ISHERWOOD BA
Background - Recently qualified in psychology, Edward is developing a career in sociological research and analysis, with a focus on understanding people, how they tick, what they want and how best to satisfy their needs.
Bringing to HUGHES-ISHERWOOD - Skills in basic market research, investigative questionnaires, data collection and analysis, and desk research in order to inform technical studies which support the practice’s reports.
Caroline LEWIS MA, PGCE, MIL
Background - with wide experience in Post 16 Education, Caroline was recently appointed by the Secretary of State for Education to the post of Chair of the Bureaucracy Reduction Group for the FE Sector in England . Until 2004 she was Principal of Neath Port Talbot College and also served on a number of education committees and advisory groups in Wales . Since then, Caroline has been acting as a consultant, including work with the Open University in Wales and a project to develop a Framework for Leadership and Management Development for staff in the FE Sector in Wales . In her work in
education she has taken a particular interest in social inclusion and issues of diversity, especially in the fields of social deprivation and disability. She has led or been involved in the management of three college mergers, with a focus on the support of staff in a period of uncertainty and culture change. Caroline’s particular interest is in languages and she speaks fluently several European languages, including Welsh.
Bringing to HUGHES-ISHERWOOD - Formidable intellect and language and communication skills, plus knowledge of further, higher, and adult and community education along with experience of collaborative working across the public sector and with private industry, to inform our work on the connections between local regeneration, the education sector and economic development.
Nuala SWORDS - ISHERWOOD PhD
Background - An experienced consultant in training, Nuala is a sociologist who has published articles on innovation in business companies in the UK and USA/Canada, and women’s role in technology, etc. She is currently a non- executive director on the Greater Manchester Strategic Health Authority, and was previously Chair of the Stockport NHS Trust.
Bringing to HUGHES-ISHERWOOD - Expertise in sociology and health issues, training, corporate governance and consultancy, plus sensitivity to the scope for developing the role of women in modern technological and health care roles.
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