This Is It! Stockton-on-Tees
We are delighted to announce that our next This Is It! event is taking place on Monday 6 March in Stockton-on-Tees. In the heart of the North East of England, ARC Stockton Arts Centre will host an inspiring day for our Creativ... (read more)
THIS IS IT! was exactly what I needed. It left my mind whizzing with ideas. I don’t know what the future holds but I will keep working and keep climbing the ladder.”
The Creative Society is an arts employment charity that helps young people into jobs in the creative and cultural industries.
Chair of The Creative Society, Richard is a patron and collector of contemporary art.
Richard Greer is a partner of Laurel Capital Kingsway LLP, an investment banking group authorised by the FCA and active in Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Iraq. He is Treasurer of Grizedale Arts, a charitable institution based in the Lake District that carries out curatorial projects in the contemporary arts, and he and his wife are members of Artangel. He is a non executive director of the Schroder Japan Growth Fund, an investment trust listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Pippa Harris is one of the founders of Neal Street Productions, along with Sam Mendes and Caro Newling.
Before joining Neal Street Productions, Pippa was Head of Drama Commissioning for the BBC during which time she oversaw award winning productions including Stephen Poliakoff’s “The Lost Prince”, Tom Hooper’s “Daniel Deronda,” Dominic Savage’s “Out of Control,” and David Yates’ “State of Play.”
Neal Street Productions has enjoyed a string of screen successes, including “Revolutionary Road,” “Starter For Ten,” “Jarhead” and “Things We Lost in the Fire” as well as success on stage which includes for “Shrek The Musical” and “Richard III” at The Old Vic.
Robert Phillips is the co-founder of Jericho Chambers and author of Trust Me, PR is Dead (Unbound 2015), described as a “game-changer for the future of communications” and “a thrilling revelation” (Huffington Post). Robert advises global organisations on communications, leadership and trust in a post-PR world. Jericho Chambers is championing radical new models of stakeholder engagement, based on principles of co-production and vulnerability, activism and dissent.
President of Music at Virgin EMI, Records. Mike Smith started as an A&R man and has signed Blur, PJ Harvey, Elastica, Supergrass, Teenage Fan Club, Doves, Starsailor, The Beta Band, The Avalanches, Gorillaz, The White Stripes, The Libertines, The Scissor Sisters, The Arcade Fire, and Arctic Monkeys. He was previously Managing Director of Columbia Records and President of Mercury Music.
Policy Director at the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion. Tony has more than ten years’ experience of policy and research, project management and delivery across a range of roles in HM Treasury, the Department for Work and Pensions and Jobcentre Plus.
At Inclusion Tony has led on a range of projects with a particular focus on welfare to work programmes, support for disadvantaged groups, local partnership working and the fit between employment and skills.
Prior to this he was responsible for the design and delivery of a number of Department for Work and Pensions employment projects, including the development and introduction of the Future Jobs Fund, which successfully created over 105,000 temporary jobs for long-term unemployed people. He was an expert policy adviser to David Freud on his independent review of welfare to work, published in 2007.