Meet the team.... well, the cartoon character versions!
Angela is the Boss. She comes up with the vision and ideas. These are based on her first hand experience of being a designer with her own brand collections of jewellery, candles and home accessories. Angela spends much of her time training, coaching and mentoring a wide range of people across the UK and further afield who want to start or grow a craft business and sell their work. After 30 years of working in the field of People Development, she still gets a buzz from it. She is a pretty cool classy lady and the mother of Fun. Angela is a lover of all things beautiful, stylish, glamorous and sophisticated.
Dave - Chief planner, troubleshooter and technical bod
Every business needs a Dave! Well, that's what I keep telling the Boss (I have to say something to hold onto my job!) After meeting with the Boss, its my job to take her ideas and make them happen. I am working behind the scenes looking at all the technical things needed to bring her ideas to fruition including getting the car working, fixing the computer, decoding the system when she has forgotten the passwords, setting up accounts etc (hahaha). When I am not doing that, I lead on providing technical advice to clients in a range of matters including software, systems, websites and computer networks. With over 40 years in radio presenting, broadcasting and management, I advise on radio advertising and promotions in addition to designing and broadcasting radio adverts for clients. Together with Dan, the Superhero Administrator, we lead on event management matters for clients.
Sarah - Finance Whiz
Hi. My name is Sarah and I work with the Jewellery & Crafts Academy organising all financial matters. I work part time dealing with sorting everything from invoicing to bookkeeping. I work closely with the team to ensure the right amount of money comes in and goes out. I am an experienced qualified accountant and work with clients who are new to starting a business or established traders providing financial advice and support services related to bookkeeping, tax matters and financial returns.
Jackie - Graphic Designer & Logo Super Woman
Hi - I am Jackie. I love designing and creating business identifies for companies, including logos, branding packages, business literature and much more. I look forward to working with you soon.
Dan - Superhero Administrator
Hello.... Dan is the name and fun is my game! The boss likes us to have fun (she says we work harder when we have fun) so we are always having bants in the office - but dressing up as a superhero is just a Funday too far! I look after all the administration - so when the Boss has an idea, its my job to work with Dave or Sarah, or both to make it happen quickly and to a high standard. I work closely with clients who require administration support and offer services from typing up price lists to designing flyers and leaflets.
Meow.... my name is Bobsy
People call me a cat.... but the Boss tells me that I am VERY IMPORTANT at the Jewellery & Crafts Academy...because I am so cute and I keep everyone stress free (as long as I get a few simple things otherwise I will meow non stop, do naughty things and drive everyone crazy, like getting under people's feet and accidentally tripping them up..... whoooops!)
I am absolutely no trouble at all... as long as I get: