Edinburgh Assembly Rooms

Principal Involvement :  Business Planning

Development of a 'mixed economy' growth strategy for The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh fusing inspired arts programming with innovative retail partnerships.

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 partners, sponsors and funders.

Project Objectives:

Develop 3-year business plan
Identify commercial partnerships
Develop outline artistic programme

Finella provided us with the crucial basis for the project's business plan - and with good-humoured good sense and the occasional flash of brilliance. What more could you ask? The proof's in the Assembly Rooms project - which (so far) has been a great success

Lindsay Robertson, Arts Manager, City of Edinburgh Council