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Arts and Sustainability

Why is it that creatives and artists seem to shy away from the word sustainability? From my own experience when you ask many artists or creatives about how their work is sustainable from a business perspective they look very confused, run away or mutter something about having lots of success with funding bids. Yet, these… Continue reading Arts and Sustainability

Help! I’m starting a business and need some support!

Starting out in business is not for the faint hearted. Those early days of running your own business are hard work, and anyone that has been there will tell you the same. It takes passion, commitment and plenty of late nights. Even with your family or your friends supporting you, it can be a lonely… Continue reading Help! I’m starting a business and need some support!

Letting the Baby Fly

There's little else that gets me 'buzzing' and makes me feel a deep sense of pride in the same way that watching my business grow does. The other day I read a blog on our A Mind Apart page, by a year ten work experience student, that made me remember why I do what I… Continue reading Letting the Baby Fly

Brazil: The End of an Era: The Start of a New Chapter

Life doesn't stop. I've been reminded of this during this visit to Brazil. As I’m sat eating breakfast on my final morning (for this visit) in the country where I left my heart eleven years ago, I’m considering the friendships that started then, the people I invested in both physically and spiritually. There have been… Continue reading Brazil: The End of an Era: The Start of a New Chapter

From Snow to Sun: From Robot to Human

Leaving the cold and the snow behind, Thursday I arrived in the country that I fell in love with eleven years ago. As A Mind Apart grows, it's time for me to begin to return to the original dream. But before I give away my secrets and future plans there have been  more pressing matters… Continue reading From Snow to Sun: From Robot to Human

Do We Value Our Female Business Leaders Enough?

I was recently shortlisted for a well known Sheffield based business awards under the category 'Young Business Person of the Year'. These yearly awards are well known in Sheffield and are seen as a must for any growing business in the area. In all honesty I never expected to have been accepted onto the shortlist… Continue reading Do We Value Our Female Business Leaders Enough?

Protecting Our Children in the Performing Arts

It's an accepted fact that children are used in the creative industries. Whether they are modelling for commercial advertising or make up part of the West End cast for the latest musical. I of all people encourage children and young people to follow their dreams encouraging them to audition and seek opportunities that excite them.… Continue reading Protecting Our Children in the Performing Arts

Why it’s Important to Dream

It has been said many times to me that I live with my head in the clouds. My reply is always the same "Living with my head in the clouds has got me success thus far, so I'll continue, but thank you for noticing."Why is it that we often bring the dreamers down? It runs… Continue reading Why it’s Important to Dream