• With backgrounds in governance and management in the arts and social enterprise, co-directors Gwilym Gibbons and David Williams are Creative Help – we are a consultancy practice born of a deep-seated belief in social justice and the ability of people and businesses to transform lives and communities.

 

  • We believe you have the answers to your challenges and our role is to take a creative approach to support your expertise through facilitation, coaching and consultancy. We also recognise that simply providing practical targeted creative help may be best for you, because sometimes just a little extra resource to jump the hurdle is enough. 

People – At Creative Help we love learning new things and meeting new people – we also love creating bespoke teams from our expert associate partners when appropriate. 

Profit – As a responsible business, we believe in profit with purpose: we love to make a difference and that comes first. 

Planet – We do our best to work sustainably, taking the train, being digitally nimble and mobile.  We also check out our supply chain as we look for ongoing improvements.

 

We believe that responsible businesses have a social enterprise mindset of profit with purpose.

We support companies who are or aim to be responsible businesses and that means we are interested in hearing from businesses who share these values – private, public, third sector and everything inbetween. 

When appropriate, we work with a network of specialists.

Our expert associate partners have real-world experience and skills to support social value driven people and profit with purpose companies.

We work with organisations and individuals through periods of change and high pressure. With a particutlar expertise in large-scale capital projects. 

We offer useful, practical, creative support: mainly through coaching, facilitation and managment consultancy.

We are creatives at heart.

We love to develop and produce new creative work: events, festivals, film projects and theatre. 

 Coming soon we are launching a series of Creative Retreats for artists and leaders

Gwilym Gibbons

Gwilym Gibbons

Founder & Co-director

Gwilym Gibbons FRSA is an experienced CEO, leader, producer, social enterprise grounded arts person and former park ranger. He has led various charities and social enterprises across the UK with periods of work within, private and the public sector: including the NHS and local government. Gwilym brings extensive experience of client-side management and leadership of large-scale complex capital building projects. He supports and understands the role of the Client alongside the architect and contractor as one of the three vital elements needed to deliver great fit-for-purpose buildings. Gwilym also has a passion for shaping organisations and teams in readiness to open new doors – ensuring all parts of the team are part of the journey.


Self-educated while growing up in communes throughout the UK, after two experimental years in school, Gwilym found his way into the arts through a youth arts project in Milton Keynes, beginning his career as a freelance drama and circus workshop leader, youth worker, playworker and street theatre performer. His commune roots, experience in community development, the arts, health improvement and community safety has all fed his passion to make positive lasting social impact.
Gwilym has over 20 years experienced in open-air festival and commercial venue (music, cinema and theatre) leadership with turnovers £7.5m+. He founded Creative Help Ltd in 2013.
David Williams

David Williams

Co-Director

David Williams FRSA is an experienced coach, facilitator and consultant including roles as chief executive, board member and chair.

He supports the critical relationship between senior managers and Boards of ethically driven organisations because we know this can make the difference between a functioning and dysfunctional company. He is passionate about developing resilience and sustainability through transformative and lasting change because we all live in an age of uncertainty, austerity and increasing scrutiny.

David brings his practical experience to go beyond legal compliance to best practice because it’s about living our values not covering our backs. He has over 30 years experience in leadership, governance and management in the third sector, he is also a Coach and Facilitator with further specialist training in Emotional Intelligence and Nonviolent Communication (often used in mediation).

Lynda Anderson

Lynda Anderson

Creative Producer

Scientist, fiddle player, event producer and Shetlander. Lynda brings her passion for detailed, precise and practical challenges of biological research to the world of creative project management. She is driven and inspired by the plate-spinning, big-picture demands of the planning, coordination and delivery of events. Through her work in science and events, she has developed a set of diverse skills which include teamwork, coordination, festival management, event planning, customer relations, budgeting, science writing, research planning.

Lynda has a deep understanding of Scottish traditional music as a player and a promoter, a love for and strong connection with the Nashville music scene, both as a performer and as a Nashville resident. Lynda is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Immunology / Cell Biology / Toxicology from Edinburgh Napier University. She is an experienced Postdoctoral Researcher, and Festival & Event Manager.

Jono Sandilands

Jono Sandilands

Associate

Jono has worked as a Graphic Designer and Artist for over 9 years. His multi-disciplinary roles has involved a cross section of different outputs: including print design, film & animation, web development, and creative coding for interactive artwork.

As a visual artist and printmaker he seeks to explore new technologies which enable a participatory experience for the viewer. In past projects, this has been achieved through interactivity and gameplay. He has a solid knowledge, understanding and experience working as a graphic designer, along with both traditional and digital printmaking techniques, his practice revolves print, physical objects and materials around digital technology.

Jono brings a unique perspective to design innovation through his interest in how the two worlds of virtual and physical meet, contrast and intertwine with one another – questioning our current use of technology in order to create alternative methods of design and image making. Jono is based in Bristol, England.

 

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Get in Touch

Creative Help Ltd

Norton House
Wellington Street
Glencaple, Dumfriesshire.
DG1 4RA

info@creativehelp.org
CreativeHelp
@HelpCreate

Gwilym Gibbons

Founder/Co-director
gwilym@creativehelp.org

David Williams

Co-director
david@creativehelp.org