About Vic

An invisible force in the North and beyond; Vic works tirelessly to enable people to achieve their dreams and ambitions, whatever their background. She has over twelve year's experience of working with national, award-winning youth charities and in the creative industries.

She's a massive advocate of the power of informal learning, DIY approaches and raw talent as routes to success. In recognition of her achievements to date, Vic was included on the prestigious Northern Power Women Future List 2017 and in the same year, awarded a mentor and funding through Flourish CIC's supporting women in social enterprise scheme.

Her most recent role was Fundraising and Marketing Manager at UpRising, the UK's leading, youth leadership development charity, spearheading projects such as conceiving viral Register To Vote Campaigns for the Cabinet Office, securing top-level, cross-sector support for the charity including, Bruntwood, Brother UK, PwC, Grant Thornton, Siemens, Bank of England and north west Local Authorities, plus contributing to significant fundraising efforts (Big Lottery Fund, Esmée Fairbairn…).

She’s also the former Deputy Director of NOISEfestival.com, Europe’s leading promoter of emerging creative talent. Here she helped secure new creatives massive, media exposure (BBC R1, 1Xtra…), exhibitions and masterclasses at impressive locations, including Downing Street, House of Commons and V&A, and enabled them to get kick-ass kudos from the best in the business, like from legends such as Brian Eno, Boiler Room, Wayne Hemingway, Giles Deacon, Peter Saville and Badly Drawn Boy.

Vic also flies the flag for women in the media. She's the Director of the independent music website, Silent Radio and co-Founder, Exec-Producer and Presenter of the Silent Radio Show, that’s broadcast live on MCR.Live.  Her further radio includes BBC 5Live and BBC Radio Manchester. Vic also has international TV Production Management credits such as BBC, ZDF / Arte and Smithsonian.

A regular panelist on the themes of representation, inclusion, diversity and self promotion, her recent appearances include talks for Off The Record festival, The MPA, DivaManc and the Inclusive Growth Unit.

She dabbles with playing records to people (only when Corrie’s not on) and her first first podcast Tourist, is currently in pre-production.

Vic also has a cat called Alan and he’s the bee's knees.

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Projects / Work / Clients

A selection of current adventures, people I've worked with and for...

How I Can Help You

My consultancy approach is to work alongside you and to show you how - rather than simply, just do the job for you. This way you are keeping all that lovely knowledge, long after the job is done. Here's just some areas that I can support you with:
Fundraising
Finding cash to fund a project can often seem daunting. I can help you look in the right places for pots of money and get your funding application looking top.
PR & Marketing
From strategy and exploiting social media, to writing press releases and finding and a PR angle for your work.
Audio Production
Fancy delving into the world of podcasts, or would like some sound bites for you website? Let’s have a chat.
Project Management
Do you have an amazing idea, but don’t know where to begin, or even think about executing it? What sort of people do you need to help? How much will it costs? There’s a million and one things to think about, well can I just say I love a Gantt chart and a challenge.
Event Organisation
You name it, I’ve worked on it; conferences, exhibitions, launch party’s, MP visits… virtual art showcases (don't ask). Let me help you take the stress out of events.
Monitoring & Evaluation
Your company and  stakeholders need to see the evidence of your impact. I can help you to set up some basic monitoring systems to make your project evaluations a doddle.
Ideation to Evaluation
Have a project idea, but don't know where to start. I can support you from nurturing the initial idea, planning the project, getting funds, right through to the evaluation of your project.
Connections
Bridging the gap between business and charity and vice versa. Achieve above and beyond your CSR agenda or get the pro-bono support you need.

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News, thoughts & tunes

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Contact Me

It'd be bloody lovely to hear from you, always in the mood for nice brew.
Location
Manchester, UK
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