Director of Operations and Development
What do you do? I look after the overall delivery of Creative Black Country. There are so many strands to it, e.g. Groundworks and Open Access programme, and so I pull it all together!
I am passionate about developing audiences and connecting people to the arts, my previous role focused on widening audiences and visitors  for the National Trust, I loved seeing people’s reaction when they experienced something new for the first time.

What do you do? I work closely with our Creative Producers and partner organisations to develop people’s ideas and ambition to make the Black Country an even more creative place.
I look for interesting meeting points and collaborations between sectors e.g. arts, business, media, to help increase creative opportunities in the area. I love this role, it combines the skills from my previous life with ACE, BBC and working with independent arts organisations and artists.

LIAM SMYTH Creative Producer –  Community and Engagement
What do you do? I help devise, produce and manage the creative programme. I liaise with individuals, groups and organisations to promote and enrich arts activity in the Black Country.  After studying illustration at university I trained as an architectural draftsman.
However, I became more interested in facilitating the creativity of others. I soon began working as a community artist in the Midlands and in arts education; with roles in various leading art galleries across the UK and in Portugal.

KERRY O’COY Marketing & Content Manager
What do you do? I work across the programme looking after everything from our social media channels to print, PR & marketing, updating the website and telling the rest of the Black Country and UK (and sometimes the world) about our brilliant projects and events.
The role is a wonderful mix that continually changes depending on the project and brings together my skills in publishing and PR perfectly.

ROSALIND ARGO Project Administrator
What do you do? My role ranges from Finance & Reports to Supervising Volunteers, Live Events and lots in between!
I am the administrator for the entire project and so work with all of the team, coordinators and the Groundworks and Open Access Groups.

LIBBY MAHONEY Small Groups Development Officer
What do you do? My role as part of CBC is to provide practical support, information and advice to small groups based in Sandwell in an array of topics i.e. setting up a new group, funding, project planning and  much more. The support given to individual organisations is tailored to meet their organisational needs, to ensure that the service they receive from SCVO/CBC meets their requirements and not any predetermined assumptions on what we think the organisation may need to assist in their sustainability moving forward.

JENNY SMITH Arts Coordinator & Funny Things Producer
What do you do? I work with local groups to help them realise their creative ambitions, giving them support in finding artists, funding and creative things to see and do. I also give them advice and guidance on project and event management. I am a freelance Creative Producer and Project Manager, so I also work on a range of other projects with arts organisations across Birmingham and the Black Country. I am currently working with Birmingham Hippodrome, BE FESTIVAL and On The Edge: The World Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences. I specialise in theatre, dance, heritage and interactive installation projects.