In his spare time, James is a Business Mentor to various organisations and start-ups including Young Enterprise Year Groups. He is a previous member of the NI Committee of the Institute of Directors and a previous Chairperson of the Education and Skills Committee of the Institute of Directors in NI. Now as Chair of Craft NI, one of James’ key objectives is to raise awareness of the high quality of craft in Northern Ireland and to develop craft retail here even further.
As a member of the Project Board for the redevelopment of the Ulster Museum, Kim currently sits on the main Board for the Art and Architecture Ireland, a cross-border major research publication. Throughout her career she has curated, juried and selected exhibitions, lectured and written about the history and development of museums, accessibility of art collections, glass and ceramics, both nationally and internationally.
Over the years, Patricia has forged strong working relationships across Ireland and abroad, with key economic development agencies, with enterprise partners, political representatives, community organisations, funders, government departments and the business community in Northern Ireland.
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Through her current position, Patricia is involved in business support at pre-start, start up and growth stages for the small business sector; and is particularly interested in the entrepreneurial journey of those within the creative industries. With her background as a graduate of the University of Ulster (School of Textiles/Fashion), Patricia also holds a Master of Science with Distinction in Innovation Management.
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