“I hired Jo to join a pool of temporary staff […] to assist with our work load management over part of the National Portfolio Organisation period. Even though I principally hired former members of staff, Jo was one of a handful of freelancers I recruited who were new to the organisation. Jo came highly recommended from senior members of staff and her breadth of expertise spanning across the sector in terms of type and scale of organisations and art form was apparent from the get go.  The reasoned and vigorous approach Jo had in both learning a new process, applying her external experience and delivering project specific work in a timely manner proved invaluable – and more importantly, for me, Jo was a pleasure to work with.”

Katie Riley, Arts Council England

“Working with Jo helps us to fully interrogate our work in a way that elicits the ‘why’ and the ‘who for’ in a very straightforward and tangible way. Our conversations strip back any superficiality and focus on the very core and essence so that we can communicate the work to key stakeholders, funders and audiences alike. 

The holistic nature of Jo’s input also helps inform evaluation from the very outset making it intrinsic rather than being an afterthought or bolt on.

I cannot speak highly enough of the work that Jo has presented to us so far and we have just started a three year journey on our latest project which we are thrilled to have Jo on board with once again.

Jo’s work on audience development and engagement has helped Red Ladder achieve positive outcomes on three substantial G4A’s and the aforementioned Strategic Touring ACE award.” 

Chris Lloyd, Red Ladder Theatre Company