Corinium Museum

Corinium Museum

In 2018 Iridescence was engaged to support a capital development project at the Corinium Museum, the brief being to ‘to rejuvenate commercial hire activity, grow visitor numbers (48,000 at the time), maximise space usage and optimise commercial performance’. In addition to market analysis, we  undertook a detailed capacity and usage audit of each existing and…

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Wisbech and Fenland Museum

Wisbech and Fenland Museum

Wisbech and Fenland Museum is one of the oldest purpose-built museums in the UK with the most highly prized item in its collection being the manuscript of Charles Dickens’s ‘Great Expectations’. Following on from previous vision development and strategic planning work conducted by Iridescence, I was invited to return to support the museum in developing…

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Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Winterbourne Medieval Barn

The WMB Trust had been very successful in organizing activities and events which attracted up to 4,000 people each year to the site, including open access events such as the annual Medieval Fayre and Orchard Harvest Day, workshops on rural crafts such as Basket Weaving and Dry Stone Walling and cultural events such as Opera…

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Edinburgh Assembly Rooms

Assembly Rooms Edinburgh

We were appointed to develop a robust blueprint for the management and development of the Assembly Rooms as an accessible, prestigious cultural venue as part of a £11m conservation and building development scheme. The business plan provided a foundation for the future development of the venue and the evidence required to secure the support of…

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House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

House for an Art Lover

As Chief Executive (with a brilliant team!), I developed the business from a zero base to trading turnover of £1.2m and 40 staff. House for an Art Lover is still one of the very few non revenue-funded visitor attractions in Scotland and is continuing to expand year on year. I raised £700k additional capital funding…

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Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond Shores

As Chief Executive of the Management Company of Loch Lomond Shores, my role was the take on the operation of this National Park based attraction following several years of development by Scottish Enterprise. A key challenge was to fine-tune the business model to maximise viability and develop a brand and platform for the future destination…

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Collage Arts

Collage Arts London

Iridesence was part of a consultancy team developing an options appraisal, followed by feasibility study and full business plan for Creative Action Hounslow, a cultural trust with a passion to support disengaged young people in the Borough. Their vision was ‘To develop a transformational and radically new social regeneration initiative for Hounslow, using arts, culture…

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Wycombe Centre of Creativity

Wycombe Centre of Creativity

The plan produced by Iridescence provided a strategic framework and viable business model for the development of Wycombe’s proposed new Centre of Creativity following the renovation of St John’s Church and Hall in High Wycombe for this purpose. Thorough market and demand analysis underpinned strategic recommendations and provided the evidence required by Wycombe District Council to…

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Kirkintilloch Arts and Cultural Centre

Kirkintilloch Arts and Cultural Centre

The vision for the Kirkintilloch Arts and Cultural Centre was to provide a community base and centre of excellence for artistic activity in East Dunbartonshire focusing on the key art-forms of music, drama and dance. The project required extensive consultation with the local community, delivery partners, funders and other stakeholders to gather support and evidence…

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