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Courtney Kyle

Courtney Kyle is a freelance graphic designer who specialises in editorial design. She has worked on internationally distributed publications as an art director and designer, has published several cross stitch, embroidery and DIY projects and is published as an author in the book 2015 Crafter’s Market: How to Sell Your Crafts and Make a Living. While editorial design makes up the bulk of her work, she is also skilled in branding, advertising, web, and illustration and works with clients across multiple sectors.

Union St provides an every day, sociable work space for Courtney. As a newcomer to Sheffield, she is interested in broadening her network amongst local designers and digital professionals.

Find Courtney’s portfolio on www.studiocourt.net and follow her on twitter at @studiocourt

By Sarah Sharp

Siân Thomas

Siân Thomas is a freelance translator working from Dutch and German into English. She also provides proof-reading and editing services to authors whose first language is not English. While studying at Sheffield University, she spent a year working abroad across Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, before returning to England to work as an in-house translator for various companies. 

The varied nature of Siân’s work gives her the chance to explore not only the intricacies and nuances of different languages, but also the culture and current affairs in different countries. 

As a newcomer to the freelance life, Union St offers her a place not only to work, but also a community of other self-employed professionals to connect with. 

She is happy to offer Union St members a 25% discount on translation rates, as well as half price language tuition for start-ups.

As a translator you never know what that day’s challenges will be, and you end up discovering and doing in-depth research on such a wide range of topics. I find it very rewarding to finish a project knowing so much more than I did before about a particular subject.

For details of translation and tuition services, catch Siân at Union St or follow her on Twitter – @konnektlanguage

By Sarah Sharp

J-P Stacey

J-P Stacey is a website builder with over ten years’ experience with content-managed sites. His company Magnetic Phield deals with a range of clients, but specialises in helping non-profits and cooperatives, especially those with a focus on environmental causes and sustainability.

His varied experience before becoming a web developer – roles encompassing academia, publishing, as well as project management and development – lend a broad perspective to his problem solving. Having recently moved to Sheffield, J-P hopes Union St will be the perfect hub to grow his network and meet like-minded people – cooperatives, non-profits, charities and social enterprises.

He offers 10% discretional discount to non-profits and is happy to discuss projects with Union St members.

I enjoy solving knotty development problems while trying to put the end user first.

Find links to his recent work and more information on the Magnetic Phield website: http://www.magneticphield.com

By Sarah Sharp

Rachel Stockton

Rachel Stockton is a consultant for the charity sector. She is currently providing project management support to a London-based charity for the implementation of their Lean programme, as well as looking to help Sheffield charities and voluntary groups with their business strategy. Her experience is diverse, encompassing financial management, governance, and Resources Director roles. This breadth of experience enables her to engage with charities in a number of ways including creating business plans, strategies for people management, and promotion via social media.

Union St provides Rachel with a space from which to work, but also a place from which to rediscover Sheffield. Having commuted to Leeds for the last few years, and now balancing a role in London, she finds Union St an excellent hub to plug into all the many activities taking off around the city. Rachel is passionate about the voluntary sector, is a trustee for local charity Sheffcare and volunteers for the Real Junk Food Project. She has also provided free business planning workshops to the small voluntary start-up organisation Men At Work.

I love working with people, particularly to help improve or introduce new systems and ideas.

Follow Rachel on Twitter @RachelStockton7 – or catch her at Union St to talk business plans and strategy advice.

By Sarah Sharp

Luke Richardson

Luke Richardson is a marketing consultant specialising in the food industry, with a focus on shopper marketing and category management. Over the past 12 years he has worked with leading food manufacturers such as Nestle, Gu Pudding, and Kettle Chips, and has now set up freelance for large food manufacturers and brands.

Union St offers Luke not just a central workspace from which to grow his freelance business, but also a place to meet like minded individuals – especially those with experience or interest in food trends and research. Variety is a key component of his work, which brings to ether his passion for food with his love of research, with a range of businesses across different markets.

Every day is different. I love the balance between being creative and being a bit geeky with data – and I really enjoy food and researching new trends.

If you have an appetite for food trends and data, why not drop Luke a line at luke_rchrdsn@yahoo.co.uk?

By Sarah Sharp

Simon Redding

Simon Redding is a social entrepreneur with a passion for community and innovation. He is one of the founders of Monkey Park – a community cafe, bakery, workspace & cycle workshop in Chesterfield, operated as a not-for-profit social enterprise. He is the co-founder of Loundsley Green Community Trust, a development community trust; and also works for DEFRA, doing work on innovation and open data.

Union St is a place well suited to his community-focused working and entrepreneurial drive, and he sees it as an opportunity to be part of a community that’s trying to create real change.

The variety and the great people I get to work with is what I most enjoy about my work. Working in Union St connects me into a Sheffield social enterprise scene that I would normally be 10 miles from, and helps me to meet lots of cool people who inspire me.

For more information on projects, follow Simon on Twitter @simonredding

Monkey Park: http://www.monkeypark.org.uk

Loundsley Green Community: http://www.lgct.org.uk

By Sarah Sharp

Sue Cook

With over 15 years’ experience as a consultant in the voluntary and public sectors, Sue Cook is an expert on charitable funding.

She is Comic Relief’s grants advisor for Yorkshire and the Humber, and works for a number of funders across the UK. She helps organisations both devise funding strategies and review their current approach. Her key skills include quick and astute analysis, and connecting people and projects. This collaborative spirit has brought her to Union St, which not only serves as an efficient city-centre base, but also offers constant new opportunities for meeting a wide range of people and of igniting new ideas.

What I most enjoy about my work is the constant variety, I learn something from every new project. And knowing that I may change things for the better – it feels socially valuable.

To see Sue’s full client list and find out more, head to her Linkedin profile  https://uk.linkedin.com/in/suecooksheffield or follow her on Twitter @suecooksheff.

suecookwork@btinternet.com

By Sarah Sharp

Bev Shephard

Bev Shephard is a freelance Finance Director for charities, social enterprises and SMEs. She has worked with non-profit organisations for 15 years, most recently for the children’s charity The Mighty Creatives. Her varied experience has given her a creative, entrepreneurial approach and a broad skill set: from strategy and business planning, to finance, funding, HR and governance.

Bev’s love is for collaborative work and for this reason Union St is the perfect hub for her to broaden her freelancing network and develop ideas with like-minded people. She is especially interested in working with individuals and businesses with a creative or socially-minded focus, and is happy to offer a free initial diagnostic for members.

I love working collaboratively to bring other people’s ideas to life.

Find Bev’s full portfolio on her website:

www.bevshephard.co.uk

bev@bevshephard.co.uk

@BevShephard

By Sarah Sharp

Doug Banks

Doug Banks is the founder of Kandoo Events, a company organising the Round Sheffield Run and other sporting events across the UK. A passion for sports and experience in events management brought Doug into this field of work, and at Union St he looks forward to working with a broad spectrum of people and organisations from a range of different backgrounds. The creative potential of a collaborative workspace is conducive to his working method, which focuses on others as much as himself. With some experience in mentoring for start-ups, Doug is happy to offer consultancy services to members in exchange for potential help in the future.

Doug says: ‘What I enjoy most is delivering high quality events and seeing the enjoyment of those taking part.’

Find out about the Round Sheffield Run and other events online: www.roundsheffieldrun.com
Kandoo Events
www.roundsheffieldrun.com
@roundshefrun
doug@kandooevents.com

By Sarah Sharp

Philippa Willitts

Philippa Willitts is a freelance writer and journalist specialising in health and disability, women’s issues and tech writing. Her work has been published by the Guardian, Independent, and New Statesmen, among others. She is a skilled writer of SEO content, commercial copy and press releases, and has worked with many companies to maximise search engine exposure whilst retaining stylistic flair and clarity. She also offers serves as a proofreader and copyeditor.

Union St provides a more sociable environment for her to operate from, key for any freelance writer. She is especially interested in working with other freelance and digital professionals, and for Union St members is happy to offer 15% discount on any initial commission.

What I enjoy most about my work is the creativity and being my own boss.

Find Philippa’s full portfolio on her website: http://www.philippawrites.co.uk

Philippa Writes
www.philippawrites.co.uk
@PhilippaWrites
philippa.willitts@gmail.com

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Courtney Kyle
Siân Thomas
J-P Stacey
Rachel Stockton
Luke Richardson
Simon Redding
Sue Cook
Bev Shephard
Doug Banks
Philippa Willitts