Associate – Sonia Bownes

Sonia brings to S.I.D.E Projects over twenty years’ experience managing projects in the arts, heritage and education sectors.  Her specialism is in partnerships that bring together organisations from different sectors, and she has a track record of delivering measurable, significant results.

Sonia takes a flexible and creative approach, which she uses in combination with project management training and experience. She’s worked in the public, private and third sectors, with organisations from 10 to 10,000 employees and enjoys tailoring her style to suit different situations.

Her experience is based around creating and delivering education and volunteering programmes, with a focus on marketing, communications and evaluation. Many of her projects have centred on the creative and heritage sectors and she runs a social enterprise promoting craft designer/makers and improving their marketing skills.

Previous roles include

Founder of London Craft Club – a social enterprise that upskills designer/makers with marketing and communications skills and offers a public facing programme of events and activities.

Strategic Programmes Manager at LTM – leading the Transported by Design partnerships with Transport for London, an 18-month celebration of transport Design

Sky Schools Manager at BSkyB – leading the development of a project to build bespoke TV studios for students to help increase engagement with learning.

Volunteering Partnerships Manager at Action for Children – creating a volunteering programme for the employees of Action for Children’s Corporate Supporters.

Sonia Bownes

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