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I am a creative, dynamic and strategic thinker, who can work with your organisation in a wide range of ways.

We set up 20 Stories High in 2006. By the time I left in 2021, it was an organisation with a £500k turnover,  a vibrant community of artists and partners and a brilliant collection of funding relationships. We had also embedded a culture of involving community voices across our processes, and a philosophy of putting care at the centre of our practice.

As a freelancer, I am now working with large and small organisations on business planning and strategy development. I am especially keen to work with organisations who are driven by a commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Recent clients include: Storyhouse, Theatre by the Lake, Contact, Multi-Story Orchestra. 

I am also on the Board of Heart of Glass in St Helens.

Please contact me to discuss possible collaboration.


"Julia has been invaluable - mentoring me through organisational questions and strategy decisions. She has really helped focus and shape my thinking. Her breadth of expertise and awareness of the sector is incredibly helpful. She's been very supportive and is fun to work with!"

Kate Whitley, Artistic Director, Multi-Story Orchestra

“During our business planning process Julia led a thoughtful and independent consultation process with our Board, staff, volunteers, young people and other key stakeholders.  Julia has brilliant facilitation skills: the participants commented on her openness, her ability to create safe spaces - and  to draw out nuance, detail and constructive feedback.”  Suzie Henderson, Creative Director, Storyhouse

Photo: Rebecca Oliver

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