Meet the team
The people that make it all possible
Founder & CEO
Culture crazy with a championing cheerleading ferocity for Beeston. For 40 years Marysia has worked in PR, Marketing, Promotions, Customer Service and Event Management in the hotel, travel, hospitality industry as well as the public and private sectors.
"Heritage Tourism and Arts Promotions are my passions."
Mikael is a part of the digital revolution of the art world. He has helped galleries and artists with website building, digital marketing, social media presence, online brand building, video creation and much more. Coming on board in 2021, Mikael hopes to help ACT go even
further in their digital reach by focusing on design, communication, and analysis. He is especially looking forward to rebuilding the website and to introducing a virtual gallery.
Photographer & Blogger
Now calling Beeston home, Inna joined the team as a volunteer in January 2019. From April 2021, she is now actively involved in freelance tourism and events photography assignments, and enjoying applying new fine art editing and Photoshop techniques.
Creative Contributor & Digital Marketing
Dawn joined the team as a volunteer in January 2019 being a Creative Contributor. Having a skilled Administrative & Customer Service background, she is now merging her creative talents into the world of Digital Marketing.
Digital Research Analyst
Fern is a born and bred Nottinghamshire Actress who has taken on the role of Digital Research Analyst at ACT. Having spent four years at drama school, and having to do in depth research into characters, their lives and the historical context, researching and writing quickly became things she loved doing. Fern is currently conducting research for digital development of the company to further expand its audience reach.
Social Media Coordinator
Mandy is from Heage, Derbyshire. She joined the team in March and during the lockdown of 2021 she became a Creative Volunteer contributor and Social Media coordinator for ACT. She has since assisted in furthering their social media presence. Mandy is an award-winning artist and she enjoys all things creative within art and design, such as commissioned artworks and interior murals.
Volunteer Creative & Researcher
Yasmin is a Media, Film & TV graduate from Nottingham Trent University and has a real passion for culture and tourism. Having worked with ACT during 2019 as an intern for our Cultures Crossing events, she joined the ACT team again as a volunteer in September 2020 after completing her studies.
Our Chairman 2014-2016
Paul Boyd – Educator, Photographer & Dept for Education Consultant (Engineering & Design Technology) - continues his company Boyd Education with his wife Julie.
2013 - 2014 Founder and CEO Marysia Zipser worked closely with Shalen Fu, volunteer ACT Assistant.
Shalen Fu was a University of Nottingham/Ningbo, an international exchange student of Journalism & Communications.
She is currently studying for her PhD Chinese Cultures in London 2019-2021.
We are inviting applications from students and volunteers to help us with our blog, website, podcasts and events in exchange for mentoring opportunities with Marysia.
Interested? please get in touch!