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Invitation to join The Artery peer support network

Thanks to funding from York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub, we were delighted to offer our latest peer support programme for creative business owners in the Craven area. The programme comprises six in-person sessions with the option of three one-hour mentoring sessions. 

If you would like to take part in future programmes, please follow the Register now link and we’ll be in touch. If you have any queries, please contact Karen Merrifield (Karen@ieltd.co.uk) 

Who’s involved?

The peer support network is facilitated by Karen Merrifield and Leo Devine.

Karen Merrifield has worked in the business, creative and cultural sectors. She sees the strengths of all three, particularly the cross over and the gaps where those working in the different sectors can inform and support each other.  Karen’s freelance practice focuses on learning, she works with heritage venues and visitor attractions on strategic change through to individual learning programmes. Story telling is at the heart of Karen’s work. She is particularly attracted to stories that make a difference; stories of change.

Leo Devine transformed the BBC’s silo-based newsgathering and planning operation into a multi-skilled and multi-media way of working. Leo is based in Cornwall but digital engagement means he is able to join offer his expertise and support around communication and organisational development. Leo enjoys working with undergraduates through to multi-national businesses. His focus is improving communication and management skills. Leo has just provided a programme of support to young journalists, covering the G7 in Cornwall alongside international media outlets.