For the past 13 years, Anne has been a Business Support Officer for Creative Industries with a Local Authority in the North East of England. Prior to that she worked with her studio glassmaker husband, Roger, in the business they set up and ran together. She has also been a volunteer mentor working with several North East Universities.
Anne has worked with businesses as diverse as contemporary craft, visual arts, design and music and with organisations providing workspace for creatives and participatory activities. She has experience of organising events and festivals and has an IOSH accreditation in event safety.