"I have worked alongside Louise for the best part of 20 years in either an educational, consultancy or research capacity. Louise has always displayed three distinct qualities in all of these roles: tenacity, attention to detail and creative thought. She possesses excellent communication skills and an ability to network strategically. She is an enterprising and professional creative with whom I look forward to working alongside with in the future"
Professor Johnathan H Deacon, Professor of Marketing, Creative Industries, University of Wales.
"I've known Louise in a personal and professional capacity since 2011. I had just launched my own art business and needed some serious marketing input. Louise did a business audit and marketing package for me which was absolutely fantastic. Louise's personable and warm yet super professional demeanour made me feel that I could succeed and that my business idea was valid. She is a highly creative, professional, expansive and energetic person and I'm sure that her future projects will succeed for all concerned."
Alison Fennell, Artist, Author and Art Instructor. The Pottering Artist. https://www.thepotteringartist.co.uk/
I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 1994 with a degree in International Business and French. In 1995 I moved to South Wales where I started a career in Marketing, working in various management positions and industries.
In 2001 I completed a Masters in Creativity and Innovation, the same year I started a family. In 2004 I went on to become a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the University of South Wales and completed my PGCE. Following the birth of my second child, I worked on a part-time basis in the family law firm.
Following this I established my own Business Development Company working with several small businesses in South Wales whilst studying for a post doctoral degree which I completed in 2013. My research investigated the impact of gender on the process of small business networking, with an emphasis on gendered styles of communication and networking skills.
I spent the next 5 years looking after my family and pursuing various creative community arts including photography, ceramics and watercolours. It was at this time I redeveloped my passion for creativity and became interested in the use of the arts for well-being, with the idea of setting up my own local business.
Having researched this area, I came across the BA Hons Creative and Therapeutic Art Course at the University of South Wales, where I am currently a final year student. Post graduation, I anticipate continuing to work in this area, creating, facilitating, collaborating, project managing and researching and would love to hear from anyone who is interested in working with me.