Barbara has a strong portfolio of expertise including event, project and business management, marketing, communications and fundraising. She worked for several years with partners Nik Jones and Adrian Booth at North East agency Albion Graphics as Media Director handling regional and national accounts and latterly Account Director managing agency business and ensuring account briefs were effectively delivered to clients.
Following several years working in the private sector in Newcastle, Barbara joined the voluntary sector working in child health, and latterly in County Durham running the Community Foundation. She has used her specialisms to develop new business and transform the image and profile of the organisations she has worked for to benefit local communities.
One of the highlights of her time in the charitable sector, was setting up the ‘Sunday for Sammy’ concerts for Tim Healy and Jimmy Nail which have become a regular bi-annual ‘sell out’ activity in the North East event calendar and raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the charity.
Through her professional and leadership skills, Barbara has risen to become one of the top 500 most influential individuals in the North East and was recently awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her achievements and contribution to the voluntary sector.
Barbara has continued to work with Creative Streak for design, marketing and literature for her organisation, but is now working with them as an associate. Cementing their long-standing relationship, she is keen to be involved in their future growth and development, providing a professional service to clients using original ideas, imagery and narratives.