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THE SKILLS EXCHANGE 2017

16 Oct, 2017

THE SKILLS EXCHANGE 2017

 

​After a talk for entrepreneurs at last year's festival, it came to our attention that there was a wealth of talented and skilled people among our festival-goers. So in an effort to connect all these people -and with the help of our friend Becca Corbett- we set up The Skills Exchange at this year's Good Life Experience. The response was fantastic, and here are all the people who dropped by to tell us what they do.

DESIGN + ILLUSTRATION - EVENTS - FOOD - HEALTH + WELLBEING - MAKERS - MARKETING - MUSIC - PLACES - PHOTOGRAPHERS + FILM MAKERS - SERVICES - THE GREAT OUTDOORS - THEATRE - VINTAGE - WEB DESIGN

Here they all are.

TGLE SKILLS EXCHANGE - DESIGN + ILLUSTRATION 

ALFIE'S STUDIO
Design for sharing life's adventures.
Nicole Clark | nicole@alfies-studio.com

BA
Design and illustration.
Becca Allen | hello@beccaallen.co.uk

BEAR FOUR
Art and design studio.
Paul and Lindsay | us@bearfour.co.uk

CHARLEY WILES
Graphic designer and photographer.
Charley Wiles | CharleyWilesDesigns@outlook.com

DAYDREAM DESIGN CREATIVE AGENCY
Creative design agency - daydream believers who live by design not by default!
Sian and Rob Saunders | ello@daydreamdesigns.co.uk

DAVID SETTER
Illustrator and image maker.
david@davidsetter.co.uk

FABRIZIA AUSIELLO
Freelance illustrator and graphic designer.
Fabrizia Ausiello | hello@snailmaillove.com

FRANCIS MARTIN
Author, illustrator, artist and cartoonist.
theeagleneverhuntsthefly@gmail.com

KATE HUDSON
Illustrator.

PAUL GATENBY
Artist, urban sketcher, tutor and arts organiser.
pg.sculpture@yahoo.co.uk

ROBIN STRATTON
Visual artist and musician.
Robin Stratton | robin.a.stratton@gmail.com

SAMANTHA ENYON
Illustration and design.
Sam Enyon | hello@samanthaenyon.com

TOM KIDD
An independent & collaborative designer working across brand, print & digital.
tom@tomkidd.co.uk

WHO587 ILLUSTRATOR
Artist and illustrator specialising in maps, translating stories into comic strips and visualising research data in creative new ways.
Karl Whiteley 

TGLE SKILLS EXCHANGE EVENTS

ADAM FRISWELL
Exhibition organiser.
07795 844687

GALERI
Artistic director and festival organiser.
Nici Beech | @nici_b

HARLEM MILL
Brand new industrial styled wedding venue, Derbyshire.
Helen | hello@haarlemmill.co.uk

KINGS ACRE BELL TENT HIRE
Luxury canvasbell tent hire for every occasion.
belltents@kingsacrecupcakes.co.uk

MAXINE BEECH CEREMONIES
Ideas, advice and inspiration for creating your perfect ceremony. Humanist celebrant.
Maxine Beech | maxine@beechceremonies.com

TGLE SKILLS EXCHANGE FOOD

CAMPERVAN COFFEE CO

Coffee consultant and freelance barista.
Marc Howard | info@campervancoffeeco.co.uk

FOREVER CACAO
Stone ground, single origin, handmade, raw chocolate.
Pablo Spaull | pablo@forevercacao.co.uk

THE ARK OF TASTE
Saving endangered foods, reviving local traditions and delicious tastes.
office@slowfood.org.uk

TGLE SKILLS EXCHANGE HEALTH + WELLBEING

BRIGHTWAYS
Comfort zone coach.
Chris Reddy | chris@brightwayscoaching.com


ROGER DUNCAN
Systemic, family and eco psychotherapist. Exploring ecological and systemic solutions for complex issues.
Roger Duncan | rogerpcd@gmail.com

THE BOWEN WAY
Bowen technique therapist.
Hannah Sabrun | borneo9@hotmail.com

THE ZEST LIFE
Luxury yoga and wellness retreats.
info@thezestlife.co.uk

TGLE SKILLS EXCHANGE - MAKERS

ALAN CHEESEMAN
Model maker and pewter fashion jewellery.
Alan Cheeseman | 07970 270230

 

ALAN JAMES RADDON
Shoemaker.
alan@AlanJamesRaddon.co.uk

ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR
Craft, knitted items, vintage haberdashery. Wholesale pom pom and bespoke kits.
Buzz Stokes | funofthefair@btinternet.com

AMANDA BANHAM
Printmaking and ceramics.
Amanda Banham | hello@clay-club.com

BAD STRING INSTRUMENTS
Handmade cigar box guitars.
Brian Andrew Dodd | doddpropertymaintenance@gmail.com

BUREAU OF CHANGE
Commercial designer. Designed Kansas Smitty's Bar at TGLE.
Neil Williams | 07970 270230

CUT BY BEAM
Laser cutting and engraving.
Jenny Shipley | info@cutbybeam.co.uk

THE DIDDLEY BROS
Fine tuned cigarbox guitars. 
Newcastle and The Borders.
diddleybros@yahoo.co.uk

ERSKINE ROSE
Contemporary Homewares and Gifts with an appreciation for colour.
Grace Erskine | grace@erskinerose.com

FLOSSY FLUKE
Lovely things, handmade in Eire. Cards, cushions, bunting, table linen and more.
Tracy Owen-Griffiths 

HAIRY MITTEN
Tradtional signwriter and artist, Liverpool.
Harry | hairymitten@gmail.com

JWRNAL
A platform documenting makers of contemporary craft and all other cool things in Wales.
Sarah Hellen | sara@jwrnal.com

LLIO JAMES
Contemporary Welsh hand weaver.
Gwehydd Cymraeg | info@lliojames.com

LUCIEN COOPER
Artist painter.
Lucien Cooper | lucien_c_cooper@hotmail.com

NELLIE + EVE
Welsh wool kits and courses. Hand spun, plant dyed and woven. 
Helen Hickman | helen@nellieandeve.co.uk

OYSTER CATCHER CREATIONS
Hand stamped jewellery and gift.
Zoe Norwood-Lofts | oystercatchercreations@hotmail.com

THE PAPER MOON
Screen printing studio, Liverpool.
Laura-Kate Chapman | printthemoon

PLAS HELYG
Courses in eco-building, including cob building and roundwood timber framing, and courses in willow sculpture & gardening.
Cassandra & Nigel Lishman | cassandra@plas-helyg.co.uk

RUTH PACKHAM
Artist, feltmaker and workshop leader.
Ruth Packham | ruthpackham@gmail.com

SEW ME SOMETHING
Designer and pattern cutter. Warwickshire.
Jules Fallon 

SCOTLAND MAKES WELLIES
On a mission to make wellies in Scotland again.
Michael Nicholson | hello@scotlandmakeswellies.co.uk

SHAUN JONES CARPENTER
Carpenter responsible for building Kansas Smitty's Bar at TGLE. 
Shaun Jones | 07894 344817

SINGLE MALT TEAPOT
Woodcraft, photography, styling, web design.
Vic Phillips | vic@singlemaltteapot.com

TAPESTRY TWIGG
Block printing, home styling and textiles
V​ictoria Abbosh 

TRACEY CLIFFE
Costume designer and lingerie maker/designer.
07505 032327

THE WELSH GIRL
Handmade limited edition Welsh tapestry ponchos, coler cwtch scarves, accessories, cushions and homewares.
Julie Leonard | julie@thewelshgirl.com

WELSH OAK BEDS
Rustic beds crafted from locally sourced Welsh oak.
Luke Robinson | lukerobinsoncarpentry@gmail.com

WILLIAM FIRTH WOODCRAFT CO
Independent woodcraft workshop, Lancaster.
William Firth | will@williamfirthwoodcraft.co.uk

WILLS UPHOLSTERY
West Wales based interiors, repairs and accessories.
Will Suiter | suiterupholstery@gmail.com

XANDER ROBERTSON
Artisan stonemasonry.
xanderrobertson93@gmail.com

ZANTIUM STUDIOS
Craft courses, Derbyshire. Mosaic, fused glass, willow animals, willow garden structures, willow sculptural forms, stained glass, paper cutting, silver clay and needle felting.
studios@zantium.co.uk

TGLE SKILLS EXCHANGE - MARKETING

COPPER MARKETING
Freelance Marketing Consultant and Project Manager based, Lancashire.
J
ess Dick | jess@coppermarketing.co.uk

ELIZABETH CUDDY
Online marketing, ecommerce, email marketing and all things craft chocolate.
elizabeth@navigatorcommerce.com

IMOGEN LEPERE
Copywriter and journalist.
imogenlepere@msn.com

POLLY ROBINSON
Marketing, storytelling and PR.
polly@pollyrobinson.co.uk

SARAH SCOTT
Freelance copywriter. Very very lovely (and good with words).
Sarah Scott | theviewfromthetable@yahoo.co.uk

SIMPLE & SEASON
Blogger, writer, photo-taker, creative marketing coach and consultant.
Kayte Ferris | kayte@simpleandseason.com

STORIES OF DESIGN
Writing for creative businesses.
Sarah Conway | sarah@storiesofdesign.com

THE WEB BUREAU 
Digital marketing strategist. Social media.
Laura-Ann Hann | Victoria McAdooo | incoming@thewebbureau.com

TGLE SKILLS EXCHANGE - MUSIC

JAMES SILLS
Vocal leader and community musician. Choirs, workshops, tuition and more.
James Sills | james_sills@hotmail.com

JONATHAN HELM
Percussionist and workshop leader.
hillfarmbarn@gmail.com

HOARE ASSOCIATES
A modern legal and business affairs consultancy - providing specialised advice and representation to exceptional artists and organisations working in music. Straightforward advice, that helps talent take flight.
Rich Hoare | hello@hoareassociates.com

TGLE SKILLS EXCHANGE - PLACES

BADGER & BEE
Craft and coffee shop, Lincoln.

GRAIG WEN
Cool camping cottages in South Snowdonia.

FAERIE-THYME
Adult only holidays. Camping, vintage caravans, weddings and events. Carmarthenshire, Wales
Irene Law | irenelaw@hotmail.co.uk

HOLDEN FARM CAMPING
A busy working farm at the western end of the South Downs National Park. Campsite and event space available. 
camping@holdenfarm.co.uk

TGLE Skills Exchange - Photographers + Film Makers

CHARLIE BUDD
Photographer and videographer. Warwickshire.
Charlie Budd | charliebudd@hotmail.co.uk

CHRIS WRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
Commercial, product and holiday cottage photography.
Chris Wright | chris@chriswright.net

LAMPY + FOX
Music photography and lighting.
Simon Shoulders + Wendy Matthews 

FOLLOW FILMS
Creative moving image. North Wales.
Hollie Harmsworth | hollie@followfilms.co.uk

HEATHER BIRNIE
Commercial photographer.
hello@heatherbirnie.com

OBRADOVIC PHOTOGRAPHY
Photographer.
Nenad Obradovic | nenad@obradovic.co.uk

PETER JACKSON
Interiors and hospitality photographer.
peter@peter-jackson.co.uk

RACHEL KAY 
Photography

TERENCE SMITH
Commercial photography specialising in architectural interiors and exteriors including aerial viewpoints and drone images.
Terence Smith | terry@terencesmithphotography.co.uk

TGLE Skills Exchange - Services

CO-PRODUCTION NETWORK FOR WALES

 

A Lottery-funded Network of over 1000 co-pro champions, researchers and do-ers – professionals & citizens. Pooling resources to transform public service commissioning, design, delivery & evaluation.
Mark John Williams | mark@copronet.wales

THE CONWY FIREWOOD CO
Quality firewood and quality service, delivered throughout North Wales.
James Bell | wjfbell@hotmail.com

ECO-LOOS.COM
Affordable, user friendly, waterless, composting toilets.
Wish Law | eco-loos@hotmail.co.uk

ERRATIC STATIC
Specialist in the non specific.
Sam Samuel | tubethru@hotmail.com

EXCELERATE RESOURCES
Bespoke recruitment solutions for the drinks and hospitality industry.
David Kelham | david.kelham@excelerateresources.co.uk

GREEN TAPE PLANNING GROUP
A boutique consultancy specialising in sustainability environment and planning. Australia and Pacific.
Natasha Alford | natasha@greentapeplanninggroup.com.au

GOOD LAD INITIATIVE
Workshops for boys and men on positive masculinity. For schools, youth groups etc.
David Bartlett | director@goodladinitiative.com

KATY CARMICHAEL
Civil funeral celebrant.
Katy Carmichael | office@katycarmichael.co.uk

LINDA LIME
Lime and lime / hemp plasters, breathing insulation; the conservative repair of original lime plaster; decorative finishes. Hands on, assisted DIY, advice.
lindalime@aol.com

MERSEY MEDICAL SERVICES
Premium Event Medical Specialists.
Dr Josh Masheder | josh.masheder@merseymedical.co.uk

REBEKKA REKKLESS 
Tattoo artist, Poole.
rebekkarekkless@gmail.com

SUSANNAH MACHIN
Interior designer.
07890087381

UNION AIRCOOLED
West Yorkshire's Aircooled Volkswagen Specialists. VW repair and restoration service.
Jonathan Coates + James Foster Ormondroyd | info@unionaircooled.co.uk

TGLE Skills Exchange - The Great Outdoors

KANGAROO JACKS DOG WALKING

Dog walking and pet sitting, Chester.
kangaroojackswalking@gmail.com

 

THE OUTDOOR GUIDE
The Outdoor Guide offers news, views and info on all things outdoors. All under one sky.
HollyBrega | holly@theoutdoorguide.co.uk

TGLE Skills Exchange - Theatre

OLIVER ROSE
Freelance director and artistic director of Rogues' Gallery Theatre Company.
Oli Rose | oliverrosework@gmail.com

 

OLIVIA ALTARAS
Set designer and mastermind behind the Freedom Beer Tent design.
Olivia Altaras | oliviaaltaras@gmail.com

TGLE Skills Exhchange - Vintage

SMITH + CRABBE
Vintage Collectibles
Terrence Smith | instagram.com/smithandcrabbe

 

TGLE Skills Exchange - Web Design

BRANDT

Graphic and web design.
Derek Brandt | hello@brandt-creative.co.uk

 

HEX PRODUCTIONS
Web design and maintenance.
Zara Gemmell | zara.gemmell@horlix.com

OTHER ALIAS
Passionate about web design, development and usability.
Simon Nash 

ROSEMARY KING
Digital Product Manager.
king.rosemary@gmail.com

THE WEB BUREAU
Web design, ecommerce and digital marketing.
Victoria McAdoo | victoria@thewebbureau.com

Photos: Jonathan Cherry

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