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Meet the board

Our group of advisers provide an enormous amount of professional expertise 

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Justin Donne

Beeston, Notts

Business strategist, coach, consultant, author of several books on Business and Influence, speaker and trainer who’s worked with Disney, Universal, Prince’s Trust, local and National government, and many small businesses; featured in magazines, on podcasts, TV and radio shows including Director, Heartrepreneurs, NBC, BBC, and the Peace Summit. Our proprietary proven processes save clients the 15-20 year learning curve.
FRSA FInstLM MIoD 

@justindonne.com 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/justindonne

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Jeanie Barton

Beeston, Notts

Musician, Band Leader, Event & Project Manager, Writer
Founder of Beeston Street Art & The Beeston Showcase
High Street Regeneration Consultant jeaniebarton.com,
​writer London Jazz News, NG9 News, featured on podcasts, BBC Radio, NottsTV, Beeston Street Art - Facebook Group

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/178727832631780/
Beeston Showcase - Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1116167545469132
2016-present ACTive visual musical arts collaborations with Roberto Alborghetti, Italy.
www.linkedin.com/in/jeaniebarton/

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Dr Ramona Usher IHBC

Nottingham

Dr Ramona Usher has nearly 20 years' experience in all aspects of building and area conservation in the public, private, charitable & higher education sectors. She is conversant in the research and production of Heritage Impact Assessments, is a regular Expert witness in Hearings and Public Inquiries. She has advised on the restoration of many Grade I and II* listed buildings including Wollaton Hall, Nottingham. She produces Conservation Management Plans and Conservation Area Appraisals. She is a Full member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and delivers professional training for their National Office. Her academic research endeavours include the politics of architectural destruction in post-colonial environments.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-ramona-usher-ihbc-442178104/

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Debbie Bryan

Nottingham & Ruddington, Notts

Owner, Founder of https://debbiebryan.co.uk/ 

Established 2009, multi-award winning retail gallery, tea room and creative space in Nottingham’s historic Lace Market area & Ruddington, Museum Village, Notts. Selling/hosting handmade art, design and heritage collections and cultural experiences. With experience of overseas trade and retail exhibitions in the USA, Italy, Germany and China. @DebbieBryanShop  
Established in 2020 sister company, e-retailer Wilson and Harris, is dedicated to selling the very best artistic craftsmanship through handmade collections and original design https://wilsonandharris.co.uk/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/debbiebryan/

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Patrizia Poggi

Ravenna, Italy

CArt consultant and gallerist, formerly of the Relais Villa Roncuzzi, Member of the Association of Social Promotion “Taste Italy Aps”, Ambassador of Knowledge and Flavors of Italy for Italy&Friends in Florence, which is a communication network that helps to discover the peculiarities that characterize and identify the extraordinary Italian Regions. 30 yrs in the forefront of the Heritage & Culture sector: Academy of Fine Arts and the Pinacoteca of Ravenna, co-founder and Secretary General of the International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists (AIMC) of Ravenna, &Patrizia Poggi&Art Gallery, Resident manager at the Relais Villa Roncuzzi, President Delegate of the LOGIS Federation for Italy, co-founder and Secretary of the Enotourism Association based in Rimini. Currently Patrizia collaborates with Giorgio Conti of the “Archivi della Modernità” in Venice (Archives of Venice& modern history) organizing exhibitions of contemporary art.
https://italiaefriends.wordpress.com/about/
https://www.facebook.com/patrizia.poggi.54/

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Ben Rawson FRSA

Nottingham

Ben is a Fractional COO supporting a range of businesses including SMEs and non-profit organisations with a focus on building a good foundation for these businesses so they can flourish, this includes business growth, strategic planning, systems integration, and team support.
Ben is also a generative AI specialist, advising businesses how to engage with and implement AI into their current workflow. He also advises small businesses on product development, pricing, photography, general business processes & best practice, alongside being a home/garden/lifestyle product/gift designer/seller himself. Ben runs his own not-for-profit community organisation with the focus on men’s mental health, offering a safe space where attendees can get support through peer-to-peer conversations, the sessions are based at a purpose built woodworking space and gardening in various locations across Nottingham. https://www.linkedin.com/in/brawson/
https://bric-consultancy.com/
https://guidanceandgrowth.org/

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Barjis Chohan

London

Barjis Chohan is the Founder of the award-winning Multicultural Fashion & Lifestyle brand – Barjis London.  Barjis has 21 years of experience running a creative business. She launched her social enterprise; The Barjis Initiative - to empower communities through curated educational training programmes.

She studied Fashion at London College of Fashion and MA at Central St. Martins College of Art & Design. Barjis worked for a couture fashion house in Monte Carlo and for Vivienne Westwood before starting her own label.

Barjis is a motivational Keynote Speaker and loves to work with young people.  Her passion is to inspire creativity amongst children coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. She believes that the creative industry should be accessible for all.
 
www.barjislondon.com
www.thebarjisinitiative.org.uk
https://www.linkedin.com/in/barjis-chohan-2261439/

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