Facilitation is about making a process easier.

I work with various teams to help them have a conversation, come to a consensus, or create a strategy.

Clients tell me that they benefit from hiring an external facilitator as it enables them to concentrate on content whilst I take care of process.

‘Marge’s work has been instrumental to taking our Age Friendly work at Manchester Art Gallery forward.  Marge ran an inspiring re-visioning day with us in Nov 15 for Age Friendly volunteers and gallery staff,  which gave us a new energy and enthusiasm for our Age Friendly Thursday late event in 2016.  She was highly skilled at taking a brief and developing an effective and creative approach to working with a broad range of people, helping us to develop a shared agenda.  Marge has strong transferable facilitation skills and I would not hesitate in working with her in the future.’

Ruth Edson, Community Programmes Manager Manchester Art Gallery

Training can often be dull and even stressful.

So I also offer practical, creative workshop-style training in:

  • Marketing planning
  • Evaluation
  • Visitor research.

All training is tailored to the particular requirements of my clients.

‘Marge is a joy to work with. Not only is she a great evaluator and marketer but also a fantastic trainer. She has delivered very effective workshops on marketing and audience development for our clients across the North West with great impact. The delegates and the MDNW team have gained a lot from her knowledge and have been able to apply it to working practice.’

Kaye Hardyman, Museum Development Officer, Museum Development Northwest


‘I attended some training you did on evaluating arts projects, quite a while ago now, maybe in 2016… It totally transformed the way I think about planning, and writing about projects, and what I advise my clients to do – so THANK YOU, it was amazing.’

Steph Graham, Adapt for Arts