MEET THE TEAM

IAN ELWICK
IAN ELWICK

CEO

I do this job because I love making a difference to the working lives of creative people so that together we can help the sector to grow and develop. I am a designer by training and experience, so now I use design thinking to structure what we do and apply this when I act as a consultant to other creative companies, for example, the work I do with Elwick Bouette Partnership.

MARTIN BOUETTE
MARTIN BOUETTE

CCO

I am a designer and researcher so I am passionate about creative entrepreneurship which was the topic for my PhD. Since 2005 I have set up dozens of courses for creative entrepreneurs which culminated in 2009 in my founding the first creative MBA in the UK at UCA. In 2012 I set up Elwick Bouette Partnership with Ian to offer support for creative and carry out creative research. Since joining Werkshop as a director in 2014 I have been able to help the organisation by developing creative support programmes and helping to pursue funding for new venues.

LOUISE SEEDHOUSE
LOUISE SEEDHOUSE

SITE MANAGER

I run 4 buildings within The Werks Group and provide a lot of general support for admin, ICT and accounts. The buildings I run have a lot of special people in them and my experience in retail and administration has helped a lot on being able to support them and deliver a good service and run events where everyone meets up. Previously I have been trained in IT and been webmaster to another organisation and this experience is also helping The Werks Group to develop.

JACK SHOEBRIDGE
JACK SHOEBRIDGE

SALES & ASSISTANT SITE MANAGER

Having completed my business admin level 2 & 3 apprenticeships within The Werks Group, I am now in the role of Assistant Site Manager. My new job role includes working across 3 of our sites, marketing our available spaces on various platforms, meeting with and showing potential clients around our buildings and dealing with the full process of move-ins from start to finish.

MEL BAMFORD
MEL BAMFORD

COMMUNITY MANAGER

I run the Werks Central in Middle street Brighton and help oversee the café in the building. I also manage our events with regular and one-off bookings in all our various spaces. I enjoy building up our full calendar and having a strong creative community in the company and the city. My previous experience as an events manager has helped me book large events and manage them from start to finish easily.

ANDY FRAPE
ANDY FRAPE

MAINTENANCE MANAGER

Having been in the building industry for over 30 years there is almost nothing which I can’t build, fix or put back together. I have been with BMC and The Werks Group since it started in 1992, and there were times I had to be inventive when budgets were stretched. I love my work because we have a great team and great clients who appreciate what we do for them: no two days are ever the same! Sport is my passion, but football is my favourite.

LAURA COLAMONACO
LAURA COLAMONACO

FRONT OF HOUSE

In my free time, I am an artist interested in how the Creative Process influences people and society, so being the Front Of House at The Werks gives me the possibility to observe a variety of creative people in action. I love to support and help them grow and flourish. I strive to create a welcoming atmosphere, ensuring that everybody enjoys spending time in our community. I also support the team with everyday tasks and am always looking at how we can implement new ideas that help the business run smoothly.

RICHARD WEHR
RICHARD WEHR

MAINTENANCE

I work alongside Andy to make sure everything's running smoothly. There's not a day where we're not building something new or making improvements to buildings. Kitchens, edit suites, even total office revamps.

CERYS
CERYS

BARISTA

I'm the barista over at Cafewerks in Werks Central. I work alongside Mel to make sure that everybody's well caffeinated and ready to start the day! I also assist with event catering.

THOMAS DALTON
THOMAS DALTON

EDITING BOOTH CONSULTANT

Tom is our in-house audio post production expert, helping the likes of BBC, The History Channel and more achieve outstanding sound. Get in touch with Tom at info@brownbearaudio.co.uk

BRIAN KAY
BRIAN KAY

PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO SUPPORT

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