07/05/2011: Lots to say...
Hello again!! I'm back. We're back!
Apologies for the long gap and thank you for your patience. It's been a tough couple of years but we've come out of it leaner and better placed to achieve our mission.
We are now officially a social enterprise Community Interest Company. We have a new name Art Buffet. Geddit? (Think smorgasbord class and variety, not cheap £5 chinese.) New brand and logo coming....
We're delighted to have a new CEO, Tony Wells, at the helm of our operations. He's is going to have a positive impact on this venture and I guarantee you will feel his presence. I ask you to join with me in wishing him the best of luck.
As for me? Well, I've spent nearly 10 years in the front line where finance and business meets the arts and creativity. I've seen a lot of mumbo jumbo, corruption, insider dealing and general exclusion and lack of transparency that goes on in the commercial world. In the financial sector it's outrageous and it's even worse in the arts.
So now I have a lot to say. It needs to be revealed. It needs to be fixed. The world is going through a lot of change and much systemic unfairness is being revealed, even in democratic countries.
Expect to hear a lot from me! It's going to be strong and it's going to be everywhere. We're engaging in a fight for fairness.
Please join us in this struggle or at least be a cheerleader.